How My Twin Brother's Battle With Cancer Inspired My TEDx Talk About Psychological Health

December 3, 2014 7:10 PM

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When the organizers of the TEDx at Linnaeus University in Sweden asked me to give a talk about "How to Practice Emotional Hygiene," I wasn't surprised. I had just published a book about how to heal common psychological wounds such as failure and rejection and so my work fit nicely into the theme of their conference -- changing habits.

What they did not know was that over the past year I had faced my own struggles with psychological health due to an incredibly upsetting situation. My identical twin brother had been diagnosed with Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and he had undergone a grueling course of chemotherapy.

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