“Maybe You Should Talk To Someone” with Lori Gottlieb and Julia Sweeney [Video]

For many, remote work continues on and the days, weeks, and months start to blend into a Groundhog Day-esque mood of repetition. We routinely check in for our jobs but how often do we check in with ourselves or loved ones?

Take a look back at the first installment of the SXSW Sessions virtual series with writer and psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb in conversation with actress Julia Sweeney as they talk about what it's like being on the emotional front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

In her revealing New York Times bestselling book, Maybe You Should Talk To Someone, Gottlieb leads a behind-the-scenes tour of the human condition, sharing stories of her patients as well as challenges faced in her own personal and professional life. During this SXSW Session, Gottlieb expands on the life-changing benefits of sharing our stories (the real ones) with each other.

“There is no value judgement to our feelings. Our feelings are what makes us human." – Lori Gottlieb

Gottlieb remarks on the grand display of human resilience during these uncertain times as shown by the myriad of ways people are finding connection while simultaneously experiencing anxiety and grief. "People need to notice what they are doing well during this time," said Gottlieb. "So many people are so resilient, adaptable, and flexible. I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit for how well we are doing.”

From the changing landscape of virtual therapy to unpacking loneliness versus solitude, Gottlieb and Sweeney cover a range of valuable topics for these remote times. They also share an important reminder that we are not truly isolated with the virtual world at our finger tips and to not hesitate in reaching out to others. Watch their inspiring conversation "Maybe You Should Talk To Someone" and then call a friend after.

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By Jordan Roberts