Keith Ablow, M.D., is a New York Time s bestselling author, Fox News Psychiatry Contributor, contributing editor for Good Housekeeping and Men’s Fitness , and repeat Oprah guest. He has earned the title “America’s Psychiatrist” by helping countless people take control of their lives by defeating emotional and behavioral patterns that limit them. His transformative strategies are incisively presented in Living the Truth: Transform Your Life Through the Power of Insight and Honesty and The 7: Seven Wonders that Will Change Your Life (co-written with Glenn Beck).
As a practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Ablow has treated thousands of patients across the United States, in Europe and in Asia, including CEOs, elected officials, professional sports figures and world-renown artists. He believes we needlessly bury painful truths that, when faced honestly, turn into freeing insights and clear strategies for growth and success. “We all have ‘buried treasure’ just under the surface,” Dr. Ablow asserts. "Once we gather the courage to unearth it, we are rewarded immeasurably for the effort."
The response to Dr. Ablow’s message has been dramatic and continues to grow. He has spoken publicly for hospitals, corporations, professional organizations, private colleges and public schools. His essays on human emotion and behavior have been published by The Annals of Internal Medicine , The New York Times , The Washington Post , USA Today , Discover , U.S. News and World Report , Good Housekeeping , Cosmopolitan and many other national publications. In addition to his appearances on Oprah, he has appeared frequently on The Today Show , Good Morning America , Larry King Live , The O’Reilly Factor with Bill O’Reilly , Tyra , Montel and a host of other television programs.
Dr. Ablow graduated from Brown University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is on the faculty of New England Medical Center in Boston. In addition to his New York Times self-help bestseller, The 7, and his New York Times true crime bestseller, Inside the Mind of Scott Peterson , he is the author of six novels which have sold millions of copies around the world and which feature a forensic psychiatrist who solves mysteries beyond the grasp of other investigators.
Whatever the format, Dr. Ablow’s message is always the same: By harnessing your innate capacity for courage, faith, truth and compassion you will find the power to reach most any goal.
"Pain needs to be felt, because this is the path to insight, power, and fulfillment."
"The path to being a more complete and effective and loving person is through pain. Try to get around it, and you just lose yourself in it."
"Without a real effort to see the dramas we lived through for what they are, not what we wished them to be, we will always find those dramas compelling."
"You are stronger, more courageous, and more capable than you believe."
"The trouble is that inside, many of us feel as vulnerable as we did when we were five or ten or twelve years old and are loath to start digging for the truth. And that prevents us from growing beyond those roles assigned to us in our families of origin and reclaiming our core authenticity-and the personal power that flows from it. It prevents us from living the truth."
"To the extent that a person accepts and shares the story of his or her suffering, that person frees himself or herself of it."
"It takes being comfortable with conflict-not being drawn to it or afraid of it-to minimize its role in one's life."
"We are at least as much what we have suffered through as what we have succeeded at."
"We're all running from something. And the irony is that the very thing we're running from can be our ultimate source of psychological strength, if we face it and feel it and let it bring out the best in us."
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