Episode 19: Resilience Agenda Radio – The Mental Fitness Podcast
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Coping with the double challenge of fighting for equality at work, and struggling for equality at home often leaves many families at a disadvantage – beyond the typical narrative of the gender gap.
In this episode, we speak with Brigid Schulte a journalist and New York Times Bestselling author who writes and consults on the topic of work-life balance and the phenomena of stress, time, pressure, and burnout.
Listen along as Brigid shares with us the strategies for equalizing the partnership we have at home and beating overwhelm for an overall better and healthier way of living!
What You Will Learn:
- How to better navigate and equalize the partnership we have at home and at work
- How to overcome overwhelm in the practical sense
- How the current cultural view on caregiving pits us against each other, and how to better navigate that and change the narrative for ourselves
Today’s Guest: Brigid Schulte
Brigid Schulte is a New York Bestselling author and journalist who writes and consults on the topic of work-life balance and the phenomena of stress, time, pressure, and burnout.
She had spent nearly two decades working with the illustrious Washington Post and is currently the director of the Better Life Lab at New America, and the author of the book, Overwhelmed; Work, Love, and Play When No One Has The Time which was named one of the notable books of the year by the Washington Post and NPR and won the Virginia Library Association’s literary nonfiction award.
Quotes by Brigid Schulte
"Part of the reason why people are feeling so overwhelmed is because we've got systems that are really at a disconnect between the reality of their lives."
"Remember how people at the beginning of the pandemic [used to say], Shakespeare wrote all these amazing plays during the pandemic, so you're a loser if you don't do something like that. I think that that goes to the very human notion of comparing ourselves to others and always finding ways to make us fall short."
"You will never have equality at work until you have equality at home."
"It's not that men don't want to be equal at home. We have to help them figure out how to do it. And that means our greedy work can't be even greedier with men, which it is, because our cultural expectations are still that men will be the breadwinners."