Has there ever been a better time to decide what our lives should look like? We are emerging from a once-in-a-century cataclysm where our lives were upended, our communities remade and our priorities readjusted. Now as the call to return to “normal” grows more insistent, we get to ask the question: what does “normal” look like? Did the old normal serve me? What do I want my new normal to be? And what will that mean for my career, my community, and my family? These are the fundamental questions to building our lives – and now, rebuilding them. As a therapist and coach, Shoshanna Hecht has been wrestling with these very questions in her practice – and now, on this podcast. With guests from all walks of life including media, culture, politics, tech, business & activism, Shoshanna examines the overlap of our goals, relationships, boundaries and priorities, and how we can navigate them all with self-awareness and intention. What do we want our lives to look like? Welcome to Your New Life Blend.
What do you do when the rug is pulled out from under you? This was the collective reality in the United States in March 2020, universally felt (though unevenly experienced) and one that left individual families adrift as they tried to hammer out a semblance of a new normal.
For lawyer & executive Candice Cook, it was all about learning to ride the wave – and keeping her family steady and afloat meant keeping herself steady and afloat, too.
In this special live episode of “Your New Life Blend,” host Shoshanna Hecht talks to Candice about how she remade her life with her husband and young son alongside a demanding career that didn’t really stop, how she forced herself to find moments of intention in the home-bound togetherness, and how she made “no” her best friend because that made room to say “yes” to the things that really mattered. This episode was recorded live before an audience at SaksWorks, the membership club at Saks Fifth Avenue, in December 2021.