Corbie Mitleid has always been “the different one.” A writer and visionary in a completely medical family (father a doctor, mother a nurse, brother a doctor), she has always made her own path rather than take one cut for her by others. Leaving an Ivy League university after two years, Corbie struck out to find out where joy and purpose lived, regardless of what she was told she “ought” to do.
The path wasn’t easy. Two marriages, which didn’t last, and a constant search for The Partner Who Understood. A succession of jobs. A series of spiritual paths. Moving up and down the East Coast for years, from Cambridge MA to Atlanta to Albany NY. Out of the blue, breast cancer—not once, but three times. Life became a roller coaster with no brakes, asking Corbie to survive divorce, abuse, poverty and life-threatening illness. But through all of this, she learned the value of the Examined Life: meeting challenges and always asking the next question, facing each new situation with strength, courage and humor.