Sara Feldman is an American psychotherapist, social worker, educator, and mom who has spent the last ten years talking with people about the best and worst moments of their lives, their hopes and fears, what they think, how they feel, and what they believe. She has run mental health programs for survivors of war, torture, and trafficking in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the refugee camps of Northern Ethiopia. She has provided psychosocial training to governments, organizations, communities, and the United Nations. She is a lecturer at Columbia University and the founder of Exquisite Mess, a business focused on helping people to accept and integrate all the messy parts of themselves and their stories in order to have deeper, more fulfilling relationships with themselves and others.
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- MARCUS AURELIUS