To an increasing number of working mothers at every income level, “having it all” is accompanied by insomnia, depression, anxiety, medication, and overwhelming feelings of failure. In her staggering new book, Maxed Out, Katrina Alcorn tells a story that has women nodding in sympathy and recognition.

In our interview, Katrina describes the emotional and physical signals she experienced revealing her life was far out of balance, the strong ties she felt to her work life which made acknowledging these warning signs so difficult, and the wealth of insight into the need for systemic change so clear to her as she came out the other side.

Katrina says that women often “compare their insides to other people’s outsides.” In this program we examine the inside and outside of the work and family balance.

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