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Book Review: Maybe you should talk to someone by Lori Gottlieb

I had seen book reviews for this book floating around on social media, and Lori had also appeared on a couple of podcasts that I listen to as well. Reading their glowing reviews and listening to her speak so frankly definitely peaked my interest (and curiosity).

As someone who has always wondered about the mystical world of therapy, this was a great eye opener in terms of normalizing it. Therapy isn’t this scary place that crazy people go to. Its actually quite the opposite. It’s the safest place you can go to have your voice heard with no biases or expectations.

The misconception is that we go to therapy only when things are really bad, when the truth is that we go when things are good, when things are confusing, when we need clarity and when we want to be heard. The book gives such a lighthearted view on therapy – that it could actually be fun but with one caveat: you need to be willing to put in the work.

The stories of her patients are LOL worthy one minute and then touching and tear worthy the next. I’ll just leave it at that because I don’t want to give away any spoilers.

I also need to give credit where its due and will credit this book for my decision in deciding that maybe I should also speak to someone. Not because I feel crazy or because everything is going bad. Quite the opposite actually. More like because I am ready to step into the full version of myself and in order to do that, I need to get to know myself on another level aka I’m ready to put in that work 😉

Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️