Forget Balance and Embrace Well-Being

The Good Life Conversation Episode 1

What's beyond happy? Seeking work-life balance, writes Beth Cabrera, is a trap that keeps parents running in circles. We should focus instead on well-being at home and at work, says Cabrera - an organizational psychologist and senior scholar at George Mason University's Center for the Advancement of Well-Being. On this podcast Cabrera shares insights from her book, Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being, and her own life with Brigid Schulte, director of the Better Life Lab and award-winning author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time


Brigid Schulte is the director of the Better Life Lab at New America. Schulte is an award-winning journalist and author, who writes widely for publications including the Washington Post, Slate, Time,  the Guardian, and others. Her book on time pressure, gender roles and modern life, Overwhelmed, Work, Love and Play when No One has the Time, was a New York Times bestseller.