Book Review and Conversation with Author Brigid Schulte
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We lined up for questions. ‘Why do I feel guilty about not baking the cupcakes’ and ‘How can I make time for myself when work expects email replies 24/7?’ There were over 200 women in that room, seeking ‘Life Hacks for Life Zen.’ Brigid Schulte, best-selling Author and Journalist, was a voice of reason onstage amidst growing panic that achieving ‘life Zen’ as a busy Mom was akin to catching a unicorn. By the tail. She eloquently shared her story of change, from stressed-out Mom, to enjoying greater balance. She said we could “buy into what society wants for us or choose to live differently.” Noted. I was so impressed that I introduced myself to her.
Before we spoke again a few weeks ago, I devoured her book, ‘Overwhelmed: How To Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time’. How can Moms ease the relentless pressure? With a steady rise in ‘girl power’ messaging everywhere from the arts to business, why are we (still) trapped by a punishing schedule of obligations?
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