Finding Your Groove at Work and Home with Dr. Christine Carter – 5-9-15
April 2, 2015
Does managing the pace and responsibilities of your daily life seem like hard work? Or do you feel that you need to be “busy” to feel engaged and important in your life? Our culture sends us mixed messages about being “busy”, but there is a way to use our minds and physiology to help us find a place of ease.
Our guest this week, Dr. Christine Carter, brings her professional insight as an author and speaker on work life balance, and her personal experience in finding her own way of focusing on personal priorities to do less and accomplish more to our discussion.
After receiving her B.A. from Dartmouth College, where she was a Senior Fellow, Dr. Carter worked in marketing management and school administration, going on to receive her Ph.D. in sociology from UC Berkeley.
Now a sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Dr. Carter, is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Work and Home (January 2015) and Raising Happiness (2011). Presenting the latest neurological and psychological research on positivity, productivity, and elite performance, she demonstrates a wonderful paradox: by doing less we can actually accomplish more.
Dr. Carter has been quoted or featured in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, the Boston Globe, as well as Good Housekeeping, Parenting, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Fitness, Redbook, and dozens of other publications. She has appeared on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” the “Dr. Oz Show”, the “TODAY” show, the “Rachael Ray Show,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer”, PBS, as well as NPR and BBC Radio.
Dr. Carter also writes an award-winning blog, which is frequently syndicated on the HuffingtonPost, PsychologyToday.com, PositivelyPositive.com, Medium.com, and several other websites.
Dr. Carter is a sought-after keynote speaker, “translating” psychology, sociology, and neuroscience into simple start-here strategies. Using anecdotes from her own chaotic, and often hilarious, real-world adventures—as a working mother with 4 kids—Dr. Carter brings lab science alive in talks that have been called “transformative,” “life-changing” and “phenomenal.”
For more information about Dr. Christine Carter, go to www.christinecarter.com.