Dave Richo and Exploring Life’s Five True Things

Hey everybody,

Welcome to our second big interview episode! We made it over the hump of launch and it’s time to take the training wheels off this thing to see if it rolls. We appreciate you sticking with us.

There’s a weight to the world. I complain about how hard it is to get out of bed in the morning. Or get out of the shower. Or walk the fifteen steps into my office. I gather that’s not a new thing for many of you thanks in large part to the chaos swirling around us.

Our guest today is a welcome knock to the head. His name is Dave Richo and he’s a psychotherapist, educator, and writer in California. You can learn more about him on his website, davericho.com.

He’s written 23 books, the first published in 1991, many addressing “adulting” before it was a meme. His How to Be An Adult books anchor a catalog of incredible resources on love, relationships, and psychological and spiritual integration.

But Dodge landed on Dave’s 2019 book, Five True Things: A Little Guide to Embracing Life’s Big Challenges. It’s one of those books that contains wisdom by the barrel and we’re deeply grateful that Dave agreed to join us on the show this week, letting us peel away at his five true things with direct guidance.

This book is about life’s big challenges and as such, it’s not always rosy. But what happens when we take a glass of ice water to the face?

We wake up.

Thanks, as always, for your commitment to the work.

— Pete

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