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Season 1 | Episode 16

Learning to Talk with Those you Don’t Agree with Makes you Stronger! – Dr. Emily Bashah

Published on: 07/26/2022

Dr. Emily Bashah, a psychologist focused on trauma and related challenges, and Paul Johnson, host and founder of The Optimistic American podcast, discuss the “7 Codes” designed to help listeners/readers successfully navigate this divisive world. Their 7 Codes: - Make Space for Optimism - Begin Anew and Start with Love - We Not Me – We Belong to Something Bigger - Strength Over Safety - Real Power is Within Us –We are Not Victims - Exit the Box We Build for Ourselves – Stop Labeling/Comparing Others - Building a Better You In Episode 3, Dr. Bashah and Paul discuss putting strength over safety. Strength means resilience, courage, bravery. All of us need to face our fears, at times confronting others with difficult conversations yet looking others in their eyes and humanizing. The American founders created a country that remains a work in progress, designing America to progress towards a “more perfect union.”

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