When author Jessica Turner surveyed over 2,000 working moms about the pain points in their lives, the phrase that kept coming up was “stretched too thin.” As a working mom she certainly identified with that feeling, and out of those data and her own experience came her new book Stretched Too Thin: How Workings Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter and Thrive (Revell, September 2018). In Episode 130 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine interviews Jessica about the power of intentionality, the invisible-but-real burden of emotional labor (and what to do about it), the connection between risk and goal-setting, and the simple fact that everyone, no matter how busy, deserves to thrive.
Resources mentioned in this episode
- Minimalist Parenting (our book)
- Stretched Too Thin (Jessica’s new book, available for preorder now)
- Pre-order Stretched Too Thin by 9/17 and get the free audiobook + free online course!
- The Thrive Series (Jessica’s new free video series for working moms)
- The Mom Creative (Jessica’s website)
- Emotional Labor: The Invisible Work Most Women Do (Dear Sugars podcast)
- Christine and Asha talk about rebooting wellness via Facebook Live
- How to Use Activation Triggers to Reach Your Goals This Year (Jessica mentioned this SMARTER goal-setting system by Michael Hyatt changed her thinking about her own goals)
- Related Episode: Episode 8: Finding Your Fringe Hours [guest interview with Jessica Turner]
- Related episode: Episode 109: Decluttering For Normal People [guest interview with Rachel Rosenthal]
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