Video: Forgiving Yourself, Dr. Dan Gottlieb

Many times the most difficult person to forgive is yourself. Expert Contributor, Dr. Dan Gottlieb explains how we are our own worse critic.  We tend to expect so much of ourselves, leaving little room for mistakes or forgiveness.

Dr. Gottlieb believes that the origin comes from guilt and guilt can be healthy but we can also feel too much guilt.  Instead we should learn from our mistakes, learn to be more kind and make the world a better place.  The critical self judge will not help us it will only make us feel worse.

Forgiving oneself is absolutely critical to live a healthy life. Dr. Gottlieb believes that when we only focus on ourself, we need to broaden our lens to see the bigger picture.

“The path of mental health is through the pursuit of social health”~Dr. Dan Gottlieb

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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously 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. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

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