Episode 99: Yael Schonbrun – Work, Parent, Thrive

Yael Schonbrun, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, assistant professor at Brown University, co-host of Psychologists Off the Clock: A podcast about the science and practice of living well, and mother of three. Yael’s work draws on scientific research, her clinical experience, ancient wisdom, and her own personal experience with her three little boys. 

Yael is the author of a book coming out in November called Work, Parent, Thrive. It has twelve science backed strategies to ditch guilt, manage overwhelm, and grow connection (when everything feels like too much).

I am really excited about this conversation today! I know there are a lot of parents listening that have a lot on their plates and Yael helps us understand relationships between our roles, stress management, and gives us some happiness practices. 

What we talked about:

5:20- The inspiration behind writing her book

10:10- Working through guilt as a parent

13:00- The importance of boredom in our lives

19:40- Yael’s biggest struggles when transitioning to a working parent

24:00- Therapy 

28:50- Work family enrichment

32:50- Being present throughout your kid’s life

45:00- Balancing pursuing career goals and wanting to be with your kids

53:00- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

Work, Parent, Thrive

All Joy and No Fun


Getting to 50/50

The Island of Missing Trees

Dory Fantasmagory

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