The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz

Ep. 34: Psychotherapist, Grief Educator, Nature Photographer, and Writer, Mitch Davidowitz

October 03, 2023 Eric Teplitz / Mitch Davidowitz Season 2 Episode 34
Ep. 34: Psychotherapist, Grief Educator, Nature Photographer, and Writer, Mitch Davidowitz
The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz
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The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz
Ep. 34: Psychotherapist, Grief Educator, Nature Photographer, and Writer, Mitch Davidowitz
Oct 03, 2023 Season 2 Episode 34
Eric Teplitz / Mitch Davidowitz

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In my conversation with grief therapist and educator Mitch Davidowitz about his life, he shares a number of examples of fortuitous experiences that, for him, proved to be catalysts for personal transformation. They each were pivotal to his becoming the person he was to become, many aspects of which were completely unplanned.

For me, it brings up a lot of questions. Are we being nudged by life to move in a particular direction? Is who we ultimately become inevitable? How much say do we have in the matter? How much of who we become is luck vs. happenstance vs. a result of decisions freely made (aka, free will)? How much does our own openness, willingness, stubbornness, or inborn nature play a part in our unfolding?

Check out my discussion with this fascinating and beautiful human being, where we explore some of these questions while covering Mitch’s path toward becoming a therapist, avid student of meditative practices, and inspirational writer, with plenty of twists and turns along the way.

Mitch Davidowitz Links:
(You can find Mitch's daily postings on any of the following sites):
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitch-davidowitz-m-s-w-m-ed-ed-s-4574983/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mitch.davidowitz
Ram Dass Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ramdassgroup/

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a FREE coaching consultation: http://ericteplitz.com/work-with-me/
Access a FREE preview of Eric's online course "Opening to Greater Possibilities": https://ericteplitz.thinkific.com/

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In my conversation with grief therapist and educator Mitch Davidowitz about his life, he shares a number of examples of fortuitous experiences that, for him, proved to be catalysts for personal transformation. They each were pivotal to his becoming the person he was to become, many aspects of which were completely unplanned.

For me, it brings up a lot of questions. Are we being nudged by life to move in a particular direction? Is who we ultimately become inevitable? How much say do we have in the matter? How much of who we become is luck vs. happenstance vs. a result of decisions freely made (aka, free will)? How much does our own openness, willingness, stubbornness, or inborn nature play a part in our unfolding?

Check out my discussion with this fascinating and beautiful human being, where we explore some of these questions while covering Mitch’s path toward becoming a therapist, avid student of meditative practices, and inspirational writer, with plenty of twists and turns along the way.

Mitch Davidowitz Links:
(You can find Mitch's daily postings on any of the following sites):
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitch-davidowitz-m-s-w-m-ed-ed-s-4574983/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mitch.davidowitz
Ram Dass Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ramdassgroup/

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a FREE coaching consultation: http://ericteplitz.com/work-with-me/
Access a FREE preview of Eric's online course "Opening to Greater Possibilities": https://ericteplitz.thinkific.com/

Support the Show.

Opening Clip
The Person You Want to Be intro
Introducing Mitch Davidowitz
"Every drop matters"
A curious, sensitive, and playful kid
A profound change with a move to Florida
Leo Buscaglia
More impactful than a bachelor's degree in psychology
Further explorations of meditation
Joseph, Jack, and Sharon
Ram Dass
Fate or happenstance?
California
Grad school and grief work
Supervision
How to be with people who are grieving
Does life coax us toward particular paths?
LinkedIn
Tuning in to callings
Suffering as a calling
Grief responses as a function of culture
Allowing
A second master's degree
Mitch's ideal curriculum for the training of therapists
On mattering
Mitch's daily writing and posting process
The most difficult aspect of being human
Another Mitch excerpt
Last question