Nov 2, 2020

Dr. Susan David – The Function Of Emotions

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Breakups, Connection, Emotions, Relationship, Self-Worth


Dr. Susan David, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. Dr. Susan David is a sought-after speaker, author and researcher with a deep focus on emotions.

In this episode we discuss some of the narratives around emotions that we’ve gained from society and the ways in which they are making us less healthy and contributing to a culture of toxic positivity. Susan explains how we can show up for ourselves by ending the constant struggle between how we think we should feel, and how we actually feel.


  • Why being happy all the time shrinks us
  • The sweet marrow of life
  • Emotions are not good or bad, they are there for a reason
  • How we should feel vs. how we DO feel
  • Our emotions are data but shouldn’t call the shots
  • What is underneath the emotion?
  • Are you stressed or are you depleted?
  • What small shifts can you make to open your heart