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Interview with Your Turn: How to Be an Adult Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims discusses the incredible feat of "adulting" -- and what we can do to make it as painless as possible.
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In this interview, Julie Lythcott-Haims discusses:

  • The concept of "adulting" -- and why it's so challenging for so many people
  • Why vulnerability and authenticity matter so much
  • Why our "life plan" doesn't always go as planned -- and what to do about that
  • The importance of embracing imperfection and owning our mistakes
  • Why we need to prioritize connection with others
  • How to be the person who we, separate from any other, are destined to be -- while still acknowledging others' expectations of us
  • How we nurture a strong sense of self, where confidence comes from, and how we can thrive despite adversity

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More aboutJulie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult. Her TED Talk on the subject has more than 5 million views, and in 2020 she became a regular contributor with CBS This Morning on parenting. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces. A third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, was released in April 2021.

Julie is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, and she holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. She serves on the board of Common Sense Media, and on the advisory board of LeanIn.Org, and she is a former board member at Foundation for a College Education, Global Citizen Year, The Writers Grotto, and Challenge Success. She volunteers with the hospital program No One Dies Alone.

She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of over thirty years, their young adults, and her mother.

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