Hello folks, can you believe, we are on episode 100!!! It’s been fun having meaningful and open conversations as I try to understand and grow, while trying to understand and grow some more. I hope that these conversations have become meaningful in your life, and help you to think about things.
Today I have Dr. Dave Clarke back on the show, and we’ll be discussing Dr. Gabor Maté’s bestseller book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture. Maté has come to recognize the prevailing understanding of “normal” as false, neglecting the roles that trauma and stress, and the pressures of modern-day living, exert on our bodies and our minds at the expense of good health. Maté brings his perspective to the great untangling of common myths about what makes us sick, connects the dots between the sicknesses of individuals and the declining soundness of society. As he writes, “Much that passes for normal in our society is neither healthy nor natural.”
But what’s fun about these discussions is our interpretation of the book- I enjoy this the most. I don’t know where the conversation will go, ever, but we go someplace safe together and share our thoughts. I really also enjoy talking with Dr. Dave Clarke, a retired ICU and Internal Medicine doc. He’s hella smart, he’s a man who still reads books (!?!!), and discusses with an open heart. And if I may also add – he’s been very popular with female listeners. Check him out in his past episodes, Ep. 85: 8 Dates & Ep. 70: When Things Fall Apart.
I also wanted to thank you for listening to the show. I am super grateful. And thank you to my sound producer Will Mitchell from Hands on Sound in the background, as well as Katherine Hallissy Ayala, my website designer and my technically savvy person and friend.