Dan Gediman, Lucy Freeman and This I Believe

Each week Bob is joined by Dan Gediman, the Executive Director of This I Believe, Inc. to discuss one of the original essays from the 1950s radio series. This week’s featured essay is by Lucy Freeman. She covered mental health and social welfare subjects for The New York Times. After suffering anxiety and insomnia and feeling sick, Freeman sought a therapist to help her address her fears. Freeman’s experiences in counseling led her to believe that we must accept ourselves before we can truly give and receive love. Her first book, “Fight Against Fears,” detailed her own psychoanalytic treatment and she went on to write more than 70 books ranging from psychology topics to mystery novels. Click here to read a transcript and to listen to the audio of her “This I Believe” essay.