Work, Parent, Thrive – Science-Backed Strategies for Your Life

April 20, 2023 / Mom &… Podcast Episode 116 / Guest: Yael Schonbrun

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Show Summary:

This week’s guest, Yael Schonbrun, had a plan for her career and motherhood. Then she became a mother, and it was harder than she’d anticipated. (Is there a mother out there who can’t relate?) At that moment, Yael said she did “a lot of crying and a lot of soul searching.” She also leaned on her background as a clinical psychologist, started researching, and realized that there was a different way to look at the relational aspects of parenthood and career. This episode is packed with science-backed strategies to help you work, parent and thrive.

Topics From This Episode:

  • Identity crisis
  • Parenting roles
  • Unhelpful labels
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Unhooking from labels
  • Recognizing our thoughts
  • Values
  • Role models (how do we want to show up for our families?)
  • Taking the next right step
  • Resilience
  • Grit
  • Behavior changes at any age
  • Self care
  • Rest
  • Self compassion
  • Speaking kindly to ourselves
  • Mindfulness
  • Common humanity
  • The Happiness Hypothesis
  • The Righteous Mind
  • Calm the Elephant technique

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More About Yael Schonbrun:

Yael Schonbrun is a clinical psychologist, assistant professor at Brown University, co-host of the Psychologists Off the Clock podcast, author of Work, Parent, Thrive: 12 Science-Backed Strategies to Ditch Guilt, Manage Overwhelm, and Grow Connection (When Everything Feels Like too Much), and parent of three. Yael’s writing on work, parenting, and relationships has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, among others.

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Musical Notes

Our delightfully happy intro and outro theme music, “We Will Get Through This” is performed by Young Presidents, and used under license from Shutterstock.

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