Understanding How Our Bodies Work, Why It Can Be So Hard To Apologize

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Have you ever wondered why our stomachs rumble, or why we get goose bumps when we’re cold, or hot, or scared? We talk with a doctor about the fascinating ways that our bodies function. And saying “I’m sorry” — and really meaning it — can be very hard for some of us. We find out from a relationship expert why it’s an important skill to develop.

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  • Quirky Questions We Might Hear 'If Our Bodies Could Talk'

    Can I train myself to need less sleep? Why do men have Adam’s apples but most women not? If I eat enough carrots, can I stop wearing glasses? Are tight pants dangerous? If you’ve always wished for an operating manual to the human body, help is at hand. A doctor answers the kinds of questions we’d hear “if our bodies could talk.”

  • Why Won't You Apologize?

    “I’m sorry” may be the two most powerful words in the English language, but can also be the most difficult to say. That’s according to Harriet Lerner, a psychotherapist and author of “Why Won’t You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts.” She joins us to discuss the best ways to make amends and how we often undermine our own apologies without knowing it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • Dr. James Hamblin Guest
  • Harriet Lerner Guest

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