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author. speaker. wayfinder.

Martha Beck, PhD, is a Harvard-trained sociologist, world-renowned coach and New York Times bestselling author. She has published nine non-fiction books, one novel, and more than 200 magazine articles.

I’m shocked every time someone introduces me as a “best-selling author,” because I’ve never written to sell myself, only to save myself. Writing is my favorite tool for addressing and dissolving my own suffering. At some point I discovered that it could help others, too. Since then I’ve been humbled by the responses I receive to my books and articles. My most recent stint as a monthly contributor for O, The Oprah Magazine, has lasted 17 years.

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If you’re looking for the latest writings from Martha’s one-of-a-kind brain, you can find them below.
There’s a Circle Around You
Early Spring with the Notorious Badger (or, Why I’ve Made a Podcast)
Finding Silence in a Storm

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