Embracing “The Way of Integrity”

Listen to the podcast on Inkandescent Radio Gwyneth Paltrow x Martha Beck: What Does It Mean to Live in Integrity?

In this episode of Goop, Gwyneth and Martha talk about the ways we sublimate our own truths to be accepted by our circles—the little lies we tell to keep the peace or when we smile through discomfort—and why society is often threatened by people living in integrity.

Dr. Martha Beck is a bestselling author, life coach, and speaker. She has spent a lifetime offering powerful, practical, and entertaining teachings that help people improve every aspect of their lives. Her written work includes several New York Times and international bestsellers and over 150 magazine articles. She holds three Harvard degrees in social science, and Oprah Winfrey has called her “one of the smartest women I know.”

Martha is a passionate and engaging speaker, known for her unique combination of science, humor, and spirituality. For over two decades, she has been, in the words of NPR and USA Today, “the best-known life coach in America.” Her published works include several self-help books and memoirs, including New York Times and international bestsellers Finding Your Own North Star, The Joy Diet, and Expecting Adam.

Martha’s forthcoming book, The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self, is out in April 2021.

As Martha Beck says in her book, “Integrity is the cure for psychological suffering. Period.”

In The Way of Integrity, Beck presents a four-stage process that anyone can use to find integrity, and with it, a sense of purpose, emotional healing, and a life free of mental suffering. Much of what plagues us—people-pleasing, staying in stale relationships, negative habits—all point to what happens when we are out of touch with what truly makes us feel whole.

Inspired by The Divine Comedy, Beck uses Dante’s classic hero’s journey as a framework to break down the process of attaining personal integrity into small, manageable steps. She shows how to read the internal signals that lead us towards our true path and to recognize what we actually yearn for versus what our culture sells us.

With techniques tested on hundreds of her clients, Beck brings her expertise as a social scientist, life coach, and human being to help readers to uncover what integrity looks like in their own lives. She takes us on a spiritual adventure that not only will change the direction of our lives but bring us to a place of genuine happiness.

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