Episode 37: From Existential Crisis to Awakening with Dr. Laurie Nadel

In this episode of Happily Holistic, Amy speaks with psychotherapist and prolific author Laurie Nadal. Laurie has written many books including “Sixth Sense: Unlocking Your Ultimate Mind Power” and “The Five Gifts: Discovering Hope, Healing and Strength When Disaster Strikes.” She is also co-leading an online support group for long-haul COVID patients with the Pulmonary Wellness Foundation.

Key points include:

  • The inspiration for her book, “The Five Gifts,” which came to her in a meditation after losing her home to Hurricane Sandy in 2012: humility, patience, empathy, and forgiveness
  • How the COVID pandemic has given us the opportunity to receive the gift of patience
  • How large-scale loss and suffering can lead to personal and collective existential crises, which then leads to an awakening individually and for humanity at large
  • How the current pandemic and economic crisis has tremendous potential for us to become a more intuitive and empathic species