Mentally Together
Mentally Together
Mar 15, 2021
Lianne Saffer - "Empathy 101"
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Do you know how to talk about hard things? If someone you know is going through something difficult, what do you say to help? Turns out, we're not really taught that in life, and that's why Lianne Saffer is talking about it in her new memoir, Please, Don’t Send Me Flowers. In it, she talks about her divorce, coming out, and breast cancer, all  through stories that will make you cry at some parts and laugh at others. 

Lianne describes herself as a woman "on an endless quest to feel it all." She’s a wife, mother, fitness instructor, hair stylist, life coach and now author. Lianne wants to use her voice to help create true empathy and understanding. And that's exactly what she does in this episode, as we talk about empathy, being ok with discomfort, and even some tips for what to say and do (and NOT do...) when someone you know is struggling.

Buy Lianne’s book, Please, Don’t Send Me Flowers

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