278. The Gift with Edith Eger and Marianne Engle

As we go through life, we all have experiences, both positive and negative, that shape who we are. Sometimes, we focus too much on the negative experiences and start to think “why me?”. In order to counter this negative spiral, we can choose to focus on the positive and use this to empower ourselves. Instead, ask yourself “what now?”. You can improve your outlook on life by changing your mindset. This in turn will help free yourself from limiting beliefs, heal and move forward. 

With great admiration and gratitude, we welcome an inspiring mother-daughter duo, Dr. Edith Eger, and Dr. Marianne Engle who through their expertise as Clinical Psychologists, work together to promote healing, positivity, and personal growth. In this deeply personal, yet profound interview, we take a look at the learnings presented in the latest edition of Dr. Eger’s uplifting and actionable guide to healing, The Gift: 14 Lessons to Save Your Life

Paralleled by lessons from the book, we also learn about Edith’s courageous story of surviving Auschwitz and finding her path to freedom, as well as Marianne’s own experience as the child of an immigrant parent and holocaust survivor, navigating marriage and raising children. Focusing on overcoming adversity, relationships, giving up shame, and living with purpose, we bring you a powerful and thought-provoking episode that inspires you to take on any obstacles life presents. 

Listen and Learn: 

  • The dangers of being a prisoner of your own mind
  • Survivor vs. victim mindset 
  • Why Marianne is grateful to her mother for shielding her from her painful past
  • What drew both Edith and Marianne to the field of clinical psychology
  • The best way to move towards readiness to confront trauma
  • Holding your truth while relinquishing the need for power and control
  • The importance of flexible thinking in relationships 
  • Why Edith believes people should give up perfectionism
  • How do we resist hating the haters, and we why should
  • Edith and Marianne’s tips for parents hoping to have close relationships with their children throughout their lives


About Edith Eger

Dr. Edith Eger is a sought-after clinical psychologist and lecturer who brings a message of healing and personal growth in her speaking and in her books The Choice and The Gift. She uses her past as a Holocaust survivor and thriver to inspire people to tap their full potential and shape their very best destinies regardless of their circumstances. It’s a message of CHOICE to move from recovery to discovery and beyond and encouragement to find the gifts of even the most painful situations. 

About Marianne Engle

Dr. Marianne Engle, is Edith’s daughter and collaborator. Marianne is also a psychologist with training in sports psychology. As a child, Marianne watched her mother struggle in the aftermath of the Holocaust. In fact, Edith didn’t tell Marianne about her experiences in the Holocaust until Marianne discovered it by finding a book in her parent’s collection and put the pieces together. 

Edith and Marianne are an inspiring mother-daughter duo working together to bring healing and positivity to the world and we’ll be focusing on messages offered in the newest edition of Dr. Eger’s book, The Gift: 14 Lessons to Save Your Life, which is colored with Marianne’s influence

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Episode 278