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Have you ever felt overwhelmed trying to balance everything in your work and life? In this episode of Career Relaunch, Lisa Abramson shares her story of how she relaunched her career in mobile advertising and PR to become a maternal mental health advocate and mindfulness coach. We’ll discuss the impact of motherhood and post partum depression on your professional outlook and the importance of self-awareness in your career. In the Mental Fuel® segment, I’ll share my own challenges staying present in the moment, and a couple ways I stay focused in my own career.

Key Career Insights

  1. Ambition doesn’t just disappear once you become a parent.
  2. You can burn out doing work you hate AND work you love.
  3. Staying mindful of what drives you and fulfills your purpose can help you create a life that’s rich with moments that make you truly happy.

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Relevant Resources

  • More on postpartum mental health issues:
    • Learn more about postpartum depression from WebMD.
    • Learn more about Lisa’s struggle with postpartum psychosis in her Medium post.
    • Read more about postpartum psychosis from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
    • Find more links to Lisa’s motherhood resources she mentioned in her bio below.
  • How to Spot Mental Health Issues, The Drum, Oct 31, 3017 article.
  • I also featured Hannah Fredenberg in the listener call-in segment. You can check out her post about Spotlight on a Trailblazer, over at her new Bright Steps blog she’s created after moving on from her retail copywriting job, where you’ll find her very gracious summary of the work I’m doing.

Listener Challenge

During this episode’s Mental Fuel® segment, I talked about my own struggles to stay present and undistracted in my own career. I challenged you to tinker with one new way of forcing yourself to be a bit more present when you’re working on an important task or project. If you uncover a method that works well for you, be sure to leave a comment below with your tactic!


About Lisa Abramson

Lisa Abramson & LucyLisa Abramson is an entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, maternal mental health advocate and bestselling author of The Wise Mama Guide to Maternity Leave. She founded Wise Mama, the only pregnancy and motherhood site that takes into account that when you become a mom, you don’t stop being YOU. She also co-founded Mindfulness Based Achievement, the New MBA, which teaches high potential women leaders how to create sustainable success. Lisa’s MBA 30 Day Meditation Challenge is for anyone interested in starting a meditation practice, but short on time (like corp leaders & new moms!). It just takes 5 mins a day.

Lisa was recently honored as one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide by EBW and lives in Menlo Park, California with her family.

Follow Lisa on Twitter and Instagram.

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About Joseph Liu

Joseph Liu is a Career & Personal Branding Strategist with a passion for helping people gain the clarity, confidence, and courage to pursue truly meaningful careers. Having gone through three major career changes himself, he now shares insights from building & relaunching global consumer brands to empower professionals and business owners to build & relaunch their personal brands. At JOSEPHPLIU.COM, he shares resources and tools for people who aspire to make a career change

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