Advice from Mom
Ep 26: Emily Chang with her mother, Sandy—breaking up the boys club
In this second installment of our special MAYtriarchy series, we explore mothering change in the tech world with Bloomberg Technology anchor, Emily Chang, in conversation with her own mother, Sandy. In her recent book, "Brotopia," Emily sheds light on the treatment of female technology professionals. We discuss Emily’s campaign for workplace equality, how Sandy combats her daughter’s book trolls, and the best advice Emily ever got from Sheryl Sandberg. Emily Chang is the anchor and...
Ep 25: Dr. Harriet Lerner—how we think about mothers
To kick off our May series on mothering social change, what could be more fitting than to re-examine how we think about motherhood and mental health? Momma B & Rebecca talk to esteemed psychologist, Dr. Harriet Lerner, one of our nation's most loved and respected experts on women and family relationships, and the author of twelve books include The New York Times bestseller, The Dance of Anger, The Mother Dance, and, most recently, Why Won't You Apologize? Harriet also shares the true...
MAYtriarchy—mothering social change
All month long, we’ll be featuring motherly figures of all sorts, specifically the revolutionary sort. Here's a sneak peek of our May conversations with accomplished matriarchs who embody the term “mother” as a *verb* and help us understand what it takes to mother a movement. Can’t wait for you to hear more from each of these wise ones! .·:*'`*:·..·:*'`*:·.·:*'`*:·..·:*'`*:·.·:*'`*:·. MOMMA B’S GOODIE BAG OF HELPFUL LINKS We got our first podcast review! Read along while you listen to...
Ep 23: The Mystery of Dr. T — season 2 finale
What do you say when you meet a newly-discovered sibling? What do you do with newly-discovered emotions you can't explain? For our Season 2 finale, Rebecca calls on her “daughterly right” to ask her own mom for advice, and she and Momma B tell the story of the mystery man responsible for the origins of this mother-daughter duo. .·:*'`*:·..·:*'`*:·.·:*'`*:·..·:*'`*:·.·:*'`*:·. MOMMA B’S GOODIE BAG OF HELPFUL LINKS Send us your feedback and win a box of Advice from Mom sneeze-solvers (many...
Ep 22: Breaking Up With A Therapist—a baby steps special
How do you know it is time to leave your therapist? What should you do if your therapist acts inappropriately? And what if your therapist is making it difficult for you to end therapy with them? Back by popular demand, this is the third installment of our baby-steps special series on the how-tos of therapy. Whether you want to slink, saunter, or stomp out of therapy, Dr. Momma B is here to help. We will also hear a first hand account of therapist trouble (in three acts!) from Jennifer...
Ep 21: Boss & Daughter with Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters
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Ep 20: In Memory of My Man with Rebecca Soffer of Modern Loss
How do you honor the memory of a loved one while letting go of the grief? What if that loved one was your soulmate? On this episode, we read a letter from a listener who signs his name “In Memory of My Man”. Dr. Momma B explains a therapy technique designed for individuals who have experienced trauma and we hear from the cofounder and CEO of Modern Loss, Rebecca Soffer, about her own story of loss and healing. .·:*'`*:·..·:*'`*:·.·:*'`*:·..·:*'`*:·.·:*'`*:·. MOMMA B’S GOODIE BAG OF HELPFUL...
Ep 19: "It Bears Repeating" with Michaela Watkins
What do you need after pouring your heart and soul into a project for months and months only to get a rejection? You need a pep talk! On this episode, we turbo-time-machine back to a listener letter from “Recently Rejected.” Dr. Momma B gives her advice a refresh, and we revisit a full-hearted pep talk from the star of Hulu’s Casual and a former cast member of Saturday Night Live, Michaela Watkins. .·:*'`*:·..·:*'`*:·.·:*'`*:·..·:*'`*:·.·:*'`*:·. MOMMA B’S GOODIE BAG OF HELPFUL LINKS Momma...
Ep 18: Surviving Your First Therapy Session—a baby steps special
For part 2 of our baby-step special on finding your therapist, Momma B PhD, holds your hand all the way to the therapist’s office as we cover what’s gonna happen at your first session. What should you expect to share? Should you always feel better after your first session? How many sessions does it take to know if your new therapist is a good match for you? All these questions answered, as well as some personal therapy adventures from Momma B’s past as a “young, naive thing in...
Ep 17: Finding Your Therapist—a baby steps special
How do you start your search for your *very own* therapist? What should you be looking for online and on your health insurance card? What if you don’t have insurance? Is it kosher to ask your potential therapist questions about themselves? In thsi first part of a baby steps special, we go deep inside the mental health system to help YOU navigate finding a therapist of your very own, IRL. Momma B PhD puts on her detective cap to sleuth out mental health solutions as she investigates three...