There's more to every story if you take the time to tell it. The Why gets to the "why" behind an issue that matters in your community, diving deep to give you a fuller view – and an illuminating listening experience.
Understanding the impact of losing a close friend
Grieving for a close friend affects people more deeply than mental health professionals previously thought. A new study analyzed surveys
Air Date: June 17, 2019
Lessons from 50 years of doing therapy
Psychologist Dan Gottlieb has been a therapist for fifty years – he saw his first client in May of 1969.
She was an older woman w
Air Date: June 4, 2019
Raising Resilient Kids
The recent college admissions bribery scandal is an extreme example of how far some parents will go to pave their kids’ career path, to
Air Date: May 16, 2019
The Impact of Despair
Illness can make people feel hopeless – which can in turn affect their prognosis.
Psychologist Dan Gottlieb knows this first hand
Air Date: May 7, 2019
Mental Illness from the Inside / Out
Mental illness affects people at all economic and social levels, yet it is still the source of stigma, rejection and isolation. In this
Air Date: May 3, 2019
Done With Your Resolutions?
We’re two weeks into January, into 2019 – how are you doing, keeping up with your New Year’s resolutions?
In his weekly conve
Air Date: January 14, 2019
Is Loneliness Dividing Us?
Americans are deeply divided on so many issues these days; gun control, climate change, and immigration, just to name a few. But in his n
Air Date: December 10, 2018
Working through holiday tensions
A lot of us will be spending time with our family around the holidays. Families are powerful environments – with so much capacity for l
Air Date: November 21, 2018
How to give good advice
Advice from others can be helpful – but it’s not always welcome. When a neighbor, colleague or loved one tries to tell you how to liv
Air Date: August 21, 2018
Parents, Put Down Your Devices
Parents spend a lot of time arguing with their kids about screen time, trying to limit access to smart phones, and social media.
Air Date: August 13, 2018
Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Pet
WHYY’s Maiken Scott spoke with psychologist Dr. Dan Gottlieb about the grief of saying goodbye to a beloved animal – and how we work
Air Date: August 6, 2018
Cultivating Character with Angela Duckworth
Curiosity, self control, grit and zest— they’re all character strengths. But what is character? And how do we cultivate it?
Air Date: May 18, 2018
Can we teach character strengths to kids?
Research shows that character strengths are as important as I-Q and socioeconomic status to achievement and well-being in life.
Air Date: April 23, 2018
Moving Past Outrage Fatigue
The current political atmosphere has many people feeling distressed. What’s the best way to cope with our emotions when we’re outrage
Air Date: April 20, 2018
Can Open Relationships Last?
About 5% of couples have open relationships – where the partners are committed to staying together, but see other people.
Air Date: March 26, 2018
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