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How do you know if your intense feelings for another represents true passion? Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., a renowned clinical psychologist and author, explains the difference between uncentered intensity and the passion that lends energy and zest to love and work.

Lerner is the author of many books and audio tapes, including the New York Times best-seller, “The Dance of Anger,” and most recently, “The Dance of Fear: Rising Above Anxiety, Fear and Shame to be Your Best and Bravest Self.” Dr. Lerner is internationally acclaimed for her contributions on women and families, she served as a staff psychologist and psychotherapist at the Menninger Clinic for more than two decades.

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