433: Holocaust Survivor Shares How to Escape Your Mental Prison | Dr. Edith Eger


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Dr. Edith “Edie” Eger (IG: @dr.editheger) is a sought-after clinical psychologist and lecturer. She helps individuals discard their limitations, discover their powers of self-renewal, and achieve things they previously thought were unattainable.

Using her own past as a Holocaust survivor and thriver as a powerful analogy, she inspires people to tap their full potential and shape their very best destinies.

Today we’re chatting about Edie’s latest book, The Gift.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Facing discrimination for being a Jew
  • We are born with joy and learn to hate
  • Edie recalls being taken to Auschwitz in 1944
  • Last words of advice from Edie's mother
  • Letting go of victim mentality
  • Curiosity helped Edie survive
  • Live in the present and never give up
  • Do you play enough?
  • The spirit never dies
  • The cherished wound
  • Relive the experience and revise your life
  • The positive impact of going back to Auschwitz
  • When you forgive, you free yourself
  • Finding hope in hopelessness
  • Daily life inside a concentration camp
  • The bond of sisters
  • The moment of liberation

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