Nov. 25, 2022

Fresh Take: Yael Schonbrun on "Work, Parent, Thrive"

Do you feel guilty that you're not at work when you're parenting and not parenting when you're at work? Dr. Yael Schonbrun, author of the new book WORK, PARENT, THRIVE, tells us how we can view work and family as connected rather than in competition.

Why does it feel like our career and our family are pulling us in different directions and making it hard to be fully present in both arenas? In her new book Work, Parent, Thrive: 12 Science-Backed Strategies to Ditch Guilt, Manage Overwhelm, and Grow Connection (When Everything Feels Like too Much). Dr. Yael Schonbrun explains how we can move from a zero-sum mindset to a life in which our work life and our family life are enable to enrich each other.

Yael Schonbrun is also the co-host of the "Psychologists Off the Clock" podcast, an assistant professor at Brown University, and a mother of three little comedians. In this episode Yael and Amy discuss:

  • Why the guilt that often accompanies parenting is hard-wired into us
  • What values clarification looks like
  • Why starting a "stop doing" list can be surprisingly helpful

Here's where you can find Yael:

Twitter: @DrYaelSchonbrun


Buy Yael's book:


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