Thrivival 101: A Fresh Take on Self-Care for Female Mental Health Clinicians

Thriving in our parenting and professional roles: A conversation with Lori Mihalich-Levin and Arianna Taboada

June 06, 2024 Season 3 Episode 3
Thriving in our parenting and professional roles: A conversation with Lori Mihalich-Levin and Arianna Taboada
Thrivival 101: A Fresh Take on Self-Care for Female Mental Health Clinicians
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Thrivival 101: A Fresh Take on Self-Care for Female Mental Health Clinicians
Thriving in our parenting and professional roles: A conversation with Lori Mihalich-Levin and Arianna Taboada
Jun 06, 2024 Season 3 Episode 3

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Many women at some point in their careers will experience the major milestone of becoming a mother. It's a life-changing experience, yet how often do we talk about how this transition impacts our work?

In this month's episode of Thrivival 101 we were so pleased to speak with Lori Mihalich-Levin and Arianna Taboada about the work they do to help parents thrive in both their parenting and professional lives. Lori shares some of her own challenging experiences as a new working parent and how this led to her creation of Mindful Return, an organization supporting parents in their working parent journey.

Lori and Arianna discuss some of the biggest misconceptions about integrating parenting into our careers, how parental leave can actually enhance our leadership skills, and some steps we can take to create a more positive workplace for working parents. Arianna and Lori share their favourite non-conventional self-care activities and we end this episode with Lori reading a touching segment from a letter to herself (and to all of us) about being enough.

Even if you aren't a parent, this discussion is so valuable for understanding the challenges and opportunities facing working parents.

Highlights:

  • What led Lori to create Mindful Return
  • The common misconceptions and mindset challenges for working parents
  • How scenario mapping can be a helpful way of addressing catastrophizing
  • How parenting out loud at work can create positive change
  • Some impactful steps parents can take to support their success
  • Lori and Arianna’s favourite nonconventional self-care activities

Lori Mihalich-Levin, JD, believes in empowering working parents. She is the founder and CEO of Mindful Return, author of Back to Work After Baby, and co-host of the Parents at Work Podcast. Lori is mama to two wonderful red-headed boys and is a health care lawyer in private practice. Arianna Taboada is the co-creator and lead for the Mindful Return Maternity Leave Course for Entrepreneurs. She is a public health social worker by training and author of The Expecting Entrepreneur.

Connect with Lori:
https://www.mindfulreturn.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorimihalichlevin/
https://www.instagram.com/mindfulreturn/
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/parents-at-work/id1239258343

Connect with Arianna:
https://www.linkedin.com/company/81917905
https://www.instagram.com/thexpectingentrepreneur/

Connect with Melissa & Karen at Intentional Therapist:
intentional@intentionaltherapist.ca
https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmelissatiessen/

Sign up for our newsletter to receive access to our FREE '4 C's' mini-course:
https://www.intentionaltherapist.ca

Thrivival 101 is proud to be part of the PsychCraft Network - a collaboration of independent podcasters out to change the world! Learn more at:
https://psychcraftnetwork.com/

Disclaimer: Thrivival 101 is a podcast that seeks to be educational in purpose and is not to be used as clinical advice. Please connect with a therapist one-on-one for personalized support.

Show Notes

New! Send us a text message with your thoughts on the episode

Many women at some point in their careers will experience the major milestone of becoming a mother. It's a life-changing experience, yet how often do we talk about how this transition impacts our work?

In this month's episode of Thrivival 101 we were so pleased to speak with Lori Mihalich-Levin and Arianna Taboada about the work they do to help parents thrive in both their parenting and professional lives. Lori shares some of her own challenging experiences as a new working parent and how this led to her creation of Mindful Return, an organization supporting parents in their working parent journey.

Lori and Arianna discuss some of the biggest misconceptions about integrating parenting into our careers, how parental leave can actually enhance our leadership skills, and some steps we can take to create a more positive workplace for working parents. Arianna and Lori share their favourite non-conventional self-care activities and we end this episode with Lori reading a touching segment from a letter to herself (and to all of us) about being enough.

Even if you aren't a parent, this discussion is so valuable for understanding the challenges and opportunities facing working parents.

Highlights:

  • What led Lori to create Mindful Return
  • The common misconceptions and mindset challenges for working parents
  • How scenario mapping can be a helpful way of addressing catastrophizing
  • How parenting out loud at work can create positive change
  • Some impactful steps parents can take to support their success
  • Lori and Arianna’s favourite nonconventional self-care activities

Lori Mihalich-Levin, JD, believes in empowering working parents. She is the founder and CEO of Mindful Return, author of Back to Work After Baby, and co-host of the Parents at Work Podcast. Lori is mama to two wonderful red-headed boys and is a health care lawyer in private practice. Arianna Taboada is the co-creator and lead for the Mindful Return Maternity Leave Course for Entrepreneurs. She is a public health social worker by training and author of The Expecting Entrepreneur.

Connect with Lori:
https://www.mindfulreturn.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorimihalichlevin/
https://www.instagram.com/mindfulreturn/
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/parents-at-work/id1239258343

Connect with Arianna:
https://www.linkedin.com/company/81917905
https://www.instagram.com/thexpectingentrepreneur/

Connect with Melissa & Karen at Intentional Therapist:
intentional@intentionaltherapist.ca
https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmelissatiessen/

Sign up for our newsletter to receive access to our FREE '4 C's' mini-course:
https://www.intentionaltherapist.ca

Thrivival 101 is proud to be part of the PsychCraft Network - a collaboration of independent podcasters out to change the world! Learn more at:
https://psychcraftnetwork.com/

Disclaimer: Thrivival 101 is a podcast that seeks to be educational in purpose and is not to be used as clinical advice. Please connect with a therapist one-on-one for personalized support.