As we head down the path of 2018, learn how to tap into greater happiness by discovering the yin and yang of choosing both work and love.
Podcast Episode: Couples with Young Children, Relationship Challenges and Strategies with Dr. Yael Schonbrun
I was delighted to talk with Psychologists off the Clock host, Dr. Debbie Sorenson about the challenges to relationships after children arrive, and what psychological science and practice can offer couples as they navigate their relationships.
Parent guilt seems to be on trend these days. But how much of guilt is a mandate? How much choice is there? (more…)
For all of our collective efforts to alleviate work-family conflict, most modern working parents still struggle. A lot. It may be that we have missed an essential piece of the problem. If that’s the case, we should return to understanding the problem so that we can be more effective in coming up with ways to manage it. Read my essay exploring a re-diagnosis of work-family conflict by clicking here.
I was delighted to talk with Psychologists off the Clock host, Dr. Diana Hill about how to sustain and rebuild romantic relationships. We discussed what happens inside of couples therapy, acceptance and change strategies, and how to heal after affairs or other major relationship infractions.
Working Parent Resource host, Sarah Argenal, was kind enough to have me on her podcast for an episode exploring the challenges and strategies of striking the right balance between career ambition and engaged family life.
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We Americans like to believe we are independent thinkers. But when it comes to the way we think about success, it can be hard to leave behind the powerful influence of our peers, colleagues, parents, spouses, bosses, talking heads, not to mention your dentist, and that elderly lady who judged your three-year-old for opening the crackers in the checkout line.
Everyone has an opinion about how to be successful, and everyone’s opinion seems to point to you doing it wrong. (more…)
I was delighted to be interviewed for an episode of a wonderful podcast series exploring modern research and practice in clinical psychology. This episode focuses on modern ambitious and loving parents can effectively choose both a meaningful career and parenthood.
Dr. Yael Schonbrun and podcast host Dr. Diana Hill review research suggesting that pursuit of meaning in both work and parenting can be the cornerstone of happiness. However, the act of straddling an ambitious career and being a parent can be overwhelming and destabilizing. With research and personal examples, this podcast provides insights into how you can successfully choose both. Click here to download the episode.
Trailing after my 1-year-old wingman, I spotted a promising looking mom-and-child duo working the firetruck slide. She smiled at me and I went in for the opening. Thankfully, my eagerness wasn’t too off-putting, and our random playground encounter evolved into a friendship. Leigh and I were delighted to discover that we both had small kids, were both therapists, and found New England winters disagreeable. It didn’t occur to me to ask about her religion because who really cared?
Just a few weeks later we were watching our kids play and congratulating ourselves for finding each other when the conversation took an unexpected turn. Leigh said she didn’t think our meeting was a coincidence. “It was,” she told me, “God’s plan”. Um… what? (more…)