Dr. Dan talks about what is self-compassion, how to get it and how to use it to make your life better.

Relationship with your body

Dr. Dan talks about making peace with his body and how he learned to love it again.

Living the life we have

Dr. Dan is talking about not waiting for tomorrow and how you can have too much hope instead of living the life you have.

Real strength

Dr. Dan tells how buying shoes taught him about being strong and not being afraid to ask for help.

Vulnerability and intimacy

Dr. Dan shares how opening up can lower anxiety down and bring you acceptance.

Webcast: Dr. Dan on gratitude

In this recording of an online discussion, Dr. Dan discusses how we can be grateful for the lives we have - even if they are imperfect.

About Dr. Dan Gottlieb

Dan Gottlieb aka "Dr. Dan" has been a practicing psychologist and family therapist since 1969. He has been living with SCI since 1979. Since 1985, he has been hosting "Voices in the Family," an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on Philadelphia's public radio station. He has published a total of four books. His most recent, The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child, in it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum.

Visit Dr. Dan's Healing the Mind and Heart section of the community paralysis community.

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