In this interview Corinna & Jules connect with Dr. Laura Berman and discover that by following breadcrumbs of joy, and listening to your body you too can tap into your power, discover your Full Body Yes — and become the Trailblazer you aspire to be.
Dr. Laura has graced stages, microphones and television for over a decade as the trailblazer for having necessary conversations in the most difficult times of our lives. For decades she has pushed the envelope in speaking her truth. She has been a regular contributor to the Oprah Winfrey show, opening millions of peoples’ eyes to topics like sex, relationships and love.
More About Dr. Laura Berman:
Berman is an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology and psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.
She is the author of the books It’s Not Him: It’s You and The Book of Love: Every Couple’s Guide to Emotional and Sexual Intimacy, and the New York Times best-selling books Real Sex for Real Women: Intimacy, Pleasure, & Sexual Wellbeing and For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life as well as Secrets of the Sexually Satisfied Woman: 10 Keys to Unlocking Ultimate Pleasure and The Passion Prescription. She is a weekly columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and has appeared on Fox News and CNN and in The New York Times, USA Today, and major women’s magazines.
Berman is also a member of the American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the National Association of Social Workers, the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and the American Urologic Society.
Laura and her sister, the urologist, Jennifer Berman co-authored For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide for Reclaiming your Sex Life.
In 2016 she published Quantum Love: Use Your Body’s Atomic Energy to Create the Relationship You Desire.
In 2021, she started her podcast ‘The Language of Love’
Visit Her Website: https://drlauraberman.com/pages/media
Dr. Laura is living proof that in moments of deep pain it is possible to experience flickers of joy. Her testimony and her years of research were met with a collision of unimaginable darkness that defies this world’s natural order of existence. On February 7, 2021, Dr. Laura walked into her sixteen-year-old son’s bedroom to have a chat with him and found him lying on the floor aspirating. Despite a valiant effort from medical responders, he remained listless and unresponsive. That moment was the demarcation of a new way of existing. On that heartbreaking day, Dr. Laura began a life that was void of the earthly connection to the child who infused laughter and joy into her life.
Dr. Laura immediately accessed her default mode. By nature, she is a helper, and through her blinding pain, she knew she had to reach out to help others. She understood that her celebrity status could help spare other mothers the pain of losing a child. Within hours, she had shared her story on social media.
On First Connecting With Dr. Laura Berman
by Julie Lokun
When I initially reached out to Dr. Laura, I didn’t expect the busy mega-star to respond. I projected my insecurities by thinking that she should be in the fetal position, crippled by grief, and would have no interest in a conversation with me–a devout, but unknown superfan. However, her response was swift. Her words aligned with my mission of empowerment. And she cheerfully responded that she was happy to have a conversation with me. At this moment, I knew I was in the presence of a woman who was larger than life.
In the first few moments of our conversation, she radiated warmth and gritty strength. With familiar ease, she turned to a framed picture propped on a bookcase behind her and adjusted it so that I could see her son Sammy’s, cheeky grin. Her comforting narrative had a slightly intellectual spin on the topic of grief. She explained that grief is different for everyone, and she is cognizant that for some in her family, her son’s picture can be a trigger. So, although the picture comforts her, it may project someone else deep into the bowels of grief. Understanding that everyone’s responses and triggers are different, is one of the things that drew me to Dr. Laura’s perspective.
“The journey of grief is not linear” she explained. “Emotions bubble to the surface at different points of a day and can be overwhelming.” Dr. Laura emphasized that bottling up emotions leads to illness, so they must be felt and released. Moving your body through the emotions helps to release them in a healthy way.
Dr. Laura walks the walk and practices what she preaches. We witnessed this first hand as we interviewed her. It is also evident when scrolling through her social media. She boldly shares her painful journey on all social media outlets in hopes to create change. With a regular cadence, she presses record on her phone, allows us intimate access into her journey through grief, then presses Post. She moves her body through the pain, sharing her tears, and communing with her support system. The power of her love for Sammy’s lives on and transcends boundaries in this amazingly strong mother.
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