Dr. Harriet Lerner’s compelling stories in her excellent book, The Dance of Connection show us how to speak with honor and integrity. Teaching us how to restore love and connection with people who matter the most to us, even when it’s complicated and painful, Dr. Lerner gives us courage to speak truthfully to those who have hurt and offended us.

She dispenses practical advice with humor while her wisdom and kindness shine through every story.

Dr. Lerner encourages us to choose happiness and well-being over negativity and righteousness even though it is not simple or easy. She shows us how to lighten the burden of resentment, betrayal and anger.

“Some issues need to be revisited — not dropped — and talk is essential to this process,” she says. “We need words to begin to heal betrayals, inequalities, and ruptured connections. Strengthening the connections to the self with clarity, wisdom and intention enables us to create the best chance of achieving happiness and connection with others.”

Dr. Lerner helps us to speak wisely and well, even about the most difficult subjects.