May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I’m focused on shows that can help you create a better life and support your well-being.
This [COVID-19] Mother’s Day, women are still providing $10.8 trillion dollars a year of invisible, unpaid labor.
My guest this week says it’s unsustainable and she used her Harvard degree in organizational management to develop a structure for families to redistribute all it takes to make families work. Fair Play is a bestselling book and card game Eve developed over 7 years of working with families so that collaborative conversations and planning can take place to benefit every family member.
I want to share with other women and families a way forward to improve the “family system”. I’m sharing this as a beginner, someone who has read Eve Rodsky’s Fair Play and who is scared to bring it up, but I’m doing it as my Mother’s Day gift to myself.
I’ll be honest, I’m not looking forward to spending more time on my family operations, but after recording this podcast, I can see how my efforts in approaching my family with a “systems function” viewpoint will help us all learn and grow together.
After talking with Eve (and a surprise special guest) on this podcast, I’m more hopeful and confident than ever.
Have a listen and follow my updates on weekly Instagram lives Mondays at 2 p.m. ET. I’m committing to sharing updates weekly for four weeks, though I am certain it will take much more time to adapt to Fair Play at home.
Eve Rodsky is working to change society one marriage at a time with a new 21st century solution to an age-old problem: women shouldering the brunt of childrearing and domestic life responsibilities regardless of whether they work outside the home.
In her New York Times bestselling book Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live), she uses her Harvard Law School training and years of organizational management experience to create a gamified life-management system to help couples rebalance all of the work it takes to run a home and allow them to reimagine their relationship, time and purpose.
Eve Rodsky received her B.A. in economics and anthropology from the University of Michigan, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. After working in foundation management at J.P. Morgan, she founded the Philanthropy Advisory Group to advise high-net worth families and charitable foundations on best practices for harmonious operations, governance and disposition of funds. In her work with hundreds of families over a decade, she realized that her expertise in family mediation, strategy, and organizational management could be applied to a problem closer to home – a system for couples seeking balance, efficiency, and peace in their home. Rodsky was born and raised by a single mom in New York City and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband Seth and their three children.
- The coronavirus pandemic is creating a ‘double double shift’ for women. Employers must help – Op-Ed by Sharon Salzberg in Fortune
- Body Kindness COVID-19 Resources
- All COVID-19 themed Body Kindness podcasts
Mental Health Awareness Month: Tools to Thrive
While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. Tools 2 Thrive will provide practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency regardless of the situations they are dealing with. We now believe that these tools – even those that may need to be adapted for the short term because of COVID-19 and social distancing – will be more useful than ever.