Dr. Dan Gottlieb on the divine spark ignited when we drop our masks

When we create our stories each week, one of the most agonizing decisions is what to call people. How do you distill a life—in the case of our storytellers, an otherworldly life—into the three or four words of a title scroll?

     We couldn’t imagine a better story to usher in the New Year than our beloved Dr. Dan Gottlieb of WHYY’s (NPR) “Voices in the Family” radio show, best-selling author, former Philadelphia Inquirer columnist, and family therapist.

In the first installment of this multi-part series, (Dan’s wisdom couldn’t be contained to just 3 minutes, we tried), he shares the shame he felt after a traumatic accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. In opening to his suffering, he found gifts that have brought healing and meaning to countless people, and ultimately, to himself.

With all humility: What he shares, well: It. Is. Everything.

Dr. Dan Gottlieb on learning the power of vulnerability after an accident left him paralyzed


Dr. Dan Gottlieb’s Wisdom 2.0.

     Hear Dan bare his truth as he shrugs off any idea that he is a “hero.” He operated, post-accident, out of abject fear. But slowly, painfully, love found its way in. And that, my friends, changed everything.

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