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.
Why wait to be happy? Lyz Lenz was waiting, and waiting. She was married, she had two children, she was building a career as a writer that she loved. But she was in a marriage that was not working. Or, she was in a marriage that was not working for her. Once she realized this – and realized that it was not going to change – she ended her marriage. This started her life.
We are not taking liberties here with her bio – this is taken directly from the title of Lyz’s upcoming book, “This American Ex-Wife: How I Ended My Marriage and Started My Life,” which drops this coming February. Lyz is now a nationally-recognized journalist and expert on politics, feminism, motherhood and ambition, faith and calling out the patriarchy, gleefully and righteously and without fear or favor. This will be her third book examining the structures that seek to control women (her two previous books were on faith and pregnancy/childbirth respectively), which we recommend reading along with her companion-piece newsletter, “Men Yell At Me.” Lyz talks about all of this and more in this candid, funny conversation in this episode of “Your New Life Blend” with host Shoshanna Hecht, including where women can actually find freedom, the power of refusal, and all the reasons not to wait to be happy.
Men Yell At Me