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336: The Choice for Compassion, with Edith Eger

By Dave Stachowiak

Edith Eger: The Choice Edith Eger is one of the few living Holocaust survivors to remember the horrors of the camps. Today, at 90 years old, Edie is a renowned psychologist and speaker who specializes in treating patients with traumatic stress disorders. She is author of the recently published book, The Choice: Embrace the Possible*. Key Points It’s not what happens in life, it’s what we do with it. The power we have is to choose to respond, not react. Sometimes seemingly insignificant worries are emblematic of greater pain. If you hate a person, they don’t suffer — you do. There’s nothing wrong with anger, it’s how you channel it. Underneath anger is a lot of pain. Resources Mentioned Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl* The Choice: Embrace the Possible* Book Notes Download my highlights from The Choice in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL103: Everyday People, Extraordinary Leaders: Olivia Klaus CFL204: Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do CFL281: How to Overcome Obstacles CFL326: Growth Mindset Helps You Rise From the Ashes Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at Next Episode Morten Hansen will teach us six tactics to achieve extraordinary performance. He’s the author of the new book Great at Work*. Thank You Thank you to Dilshan in Australia and Sruk in the UK for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit

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