Guy Winch asks us to take our emotional health as seriously as we take our physical health — and explores how to heal from common heartaches.

Why you should listen

Guy Winch is a licensed psychologist who works with individuals, couples and families. His most recent book is Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts. He writes the popular Squeaky Wheel Blog on, and is the author of The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships and Enhance Self-Esteem. (He also blogs for Huffington Post.)

For fellow psychologist and blogger Susan Heitler, “Reading Guy Winch's excellent new book Emotional First Aid proved to be a surprisingly powerful experience for me. … I feel deeply appreciative for his astute observations on so many common causes of emotional distress and their cures, and especially for the chapter on loneliness."

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