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
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
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