034: A Conversation with Viktor Frankl’s Grandson – Alexander Vesely

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 11:08am

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Movie Trailer: Viktor & I, An Alexander Vesely

In this episode, I spoke with Alexander Vesely about his grandfather, Viktor Frankl.

Viktor Emil Frankl, M.D., Ph.D. (1905-1997) is considered by many as one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century.

He was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, as well as a Holocaust survivor.

Frankl is known by many via his best-selling book Man’s Search For Meaning.

Alex Vesely is an Austrian-born filmmaker and trained psychotherapist.

His movie – “Viktor & I” – is an impactful documentary about his eminent grandfather, Viktor Frankl.

For three years, he traveled the world to bring us this insightful look at Viktor Frankl through the eyes of those closest to him.

In our conversation we discussed: (more…)

008: React or Create – Your Choice

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Friday, Nov 14, 2014 - 12:26am

Think about a time when you lost your car keys, and you are already running late.

You know that they have to be somewhere in your house, and you almost sure that you left them in the kitchen, but you can’t see them anywhere.

You feel the stress build and know that doesn’t help, but it’s seems impossible to stop all your negative thoughts and emotions.

Negative emotions are very strong and our body is wired for a quick response to negativity. (more…)

007: Searching for Meaning – Are You Aiming High Enough?

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Friday, Nov 7, 2014 - 12:55am

One of my favorite books is Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search For Meaning.”

It’s a powerful book, divided into two parts.

 

Part One is an account of Frankl’s experiences as a prisoner in several concentration camps during the Second Word War. His recollections are sad, moving, and inspiring.

One of my favorite passages: (more…)