The Power of Choice with Dr. Edith Eger


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Having survived the holocaust as a young woman, Dr. Edith Eger tells the story of how surviving that experience led her to become an author and renowned therapist.


In 1944, when she was just a teenager, Edith had been training to make the Hungarian Olympic Gymnastics Team when her family was forcefully sent to Auschwitz, one of the most infamous Nazi concentration camps in Poland.

Her experience there was both raw and heartbreaking, but Edith was able to survive. Today, she has helped thousands of people deal with their own trauma and grief to live life to its fullest potential.

I first heard Edith speak when I was in eighth grade, and she made a huge impression on me. Two years ago she published The Choice, a book about her life, and I went to see her speak at the local bookstore and was even more affected by her words.

An accomplished psychologist who still makes time to dance (she still finishes all of her speaking engagements with a high kick), Edith offers poignant advice on topics like perfectionism, dealing with trauma, the trap of comparison, time, and the power we all have to make choices that can set us free.

Listen to this episode if:

  • You are going or have gone through a challenging time and want advice.
  • You think older people have a lot to teach us.
  • You want to hear from an awesome, empowered woman.

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