239. Edit Your Story, Change Your Life with Lori Gottlieb

Friends, family, and loved ones can be excellent resources when you need to vent or problem solve. However, if you’ve ever found yourself stuck in a story or a pattern of uncomfortable or unwanted thoughts, feelings, behaviors, or situations, it might be time to seek out some professional help. On this episode of POTC, Jill talks with Lori Gottlieb, author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, about the stories we tell and how they impact us. Listen in to this episode to learn some practical ways to get unhooked from aversive stories and patterns (even if you’re not quite ready to talk to someone) today!

Listen and Learn:
  • Yael and Debbie discuss the intersections between ACT and Lori’s work
  • Why and how we can be unreliable narrators of our own stories
  • Lori’s hopes for the impact of her book on readers
  • How Lori packed so much benefit into her book without making readers feel as though they’re in therapy
  • Practical ways to start changing (even if you’re not quite ready for therapy)
  • The impact of Lori’s book (and its accompanying workbook) on herself
About Lori Gottlieb:

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which has sold over a million copies and is currently being adapted as a television series. In addition to her clinical practice, she is co-host of the popular “Dear Therapists” podcast produced by Katie Couric and writes The Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column. She is a sought-after expert in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR’s “Fresh Air” and her recent TED Talk was one of the Top 10 Most Watched of the Year. She is the creator of the new Maybe You Should Talk To Someone Workbook: A Toolkit for Editing Your Story and Changing Your Life. Learn more at or by following her on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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Episode 239