Write the Damn Book Already

Ep 55: How to Write While Feeling Discomfort with Joanna Hardis

September 13, 2023 Elizabeth Lyons
Write the Damn Book Already
Ep 55: How to Write While Feeling Discomfort with Joanna Hardis
Show Notes

Every time I tell Joanna Hardis how much her book, Just Do Nothing: A Paradoxical Guide to Getting Out of Your Way, has impacted me, her jaw drops. She truly can’t seem to believe how deeply her unique approach and perspective to getting out of one’s way is resonating with readers.

Join us for this episode of the Write the Damn Book Already podcast as Joanna shares her incredible journey from self-doubt to powerful author. Discover how her unique perspective on overcoming obstacles can inspire you to write your own damn book. Plus, learn from her experiences as a therapist-turned-author, and find out how she tackles the challenges of writing and marketing with wisdom and insight that will resonate with every aspiring writer. 



Joanna Hardis, LISW-S, is a cognitive behavioral therapist based in Cleveland, Ohio. Committed to using evidence-based treatments, Joanna helps people get “unstuck.” Through her private practice as well as virtual workshops on distress tolerance, Joanna shows people how to respond to being uncomfortable by giving them the knowledge and tools they need to move forward. She may drop a favorite Yiddish word (or two) during a session, and her goal is always for her clients not to need her anymore. 

She has been quoted in The Today Show, Self, and Well and Good magazines. 

She received her B.S. at Cornell University and her M.S.S.A. at Case Western Reserve University. She earned her certification from the Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy in 2000, SPACE (Supportive Counseling for Anxious Childhood Emotions) Certification in 2016, and she’s one of a handful of clinicians with the highest training in Exposure and Response

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