The Stealthy Downward Spiral to Burnout

Ninja Burnout behaves like a ninja:  it relies on stealth to pull its victims far along the downward spiral before they are even aware of what’s happening.  I’m not kidding.  Based on decades of intensive research into the burnout experience, none of the people whom I interviewed believed that it was one singular event that … Continue reading The Stealthy Downward Spiral to Burnout

The Biggest Challenge in Burnout Recovery

Sign - challenges ahead Burnout is used to describe everything nowadays:  from too many Zoom meetings…to work-life imbalance…too the need for a good, long sleep.  The good news is that these scenarios in and of themselves do not necessarily mean that you’re burned out.  REAL burnout is something much more profound and intense.  According to … Continue reading The Biggest Challenge in Burnout Recovery

Transform Fear Into Courage

As global citizens, we are communally responding to the coronavirus pandemic -- but we are doing it in a variety of ways. Some of us are frozen by fear of the unknown...fear of the radical changes in our daily habits...fear for ourselves, others, and our community. But fear can only grow through the continuous repetition … Continue reading Transform Fear Into Courage

Recovering From Burnout? Be Patient! [VIDEO]

If you have recently recognized that you are (unfortunately!) burned out AND you have begun to take proactive steps to recover (fortunately!), I have some advice: Be patient!   You didn't burn out overnight -- it's usually at least 6 months to 2 years prior to a full-blown burnout -- so your recovery needs to be … Continue reading Recovering From Burnout? Be Patient! [VIDEO]

Life Is Like Riding a Bicycle

Why do we tend to focus so much on arriving at the goal...but forget about the journey?  Why is it so easy to quit moving forward after we've reached our destination? In other words, why do we STOP moving after a perceived "end point?" Nothing in life is static.  We are constantly moving.  The goal, … Continue reading Life Is Like Riding a Bicycle

So, What Do You REALLY Want to Do?

Have you ever asked a child what he or she wants to be when they grow up?  Usually they have a long, extensive list of all the professional possibilities just waiting for them when they grow up. But ask an adult what he or she really wants to do professionally?  Well, that’s usually a completely … Continue reading So, What Do You REALLY Want to Do?

Why Burnout Is NOT Inevitable

Burnout has become rampant in the modern workplace. As the demands on our time, creativity, and problem-solving capabilities increase, this creates a stressor-rich environment that can contribute to burnout. Even though our professional and personal lives have become increasingly hectic, time-consuming, and stressful, we DON'T have to become victims of this stress by succumbing to … Continue reading Why Burnout Is NOT Inevitable

Nothing can stop you from letting go…and starting over

Letting go is hard.  We hold on to so many things that no longer serve us.  We stay in jobs that demoralize us.  We stay in relationships in which we no longer have anything in common.  We stay stuck on a strategy that isn't producing the results that we desire. Yet we continue to hang … Continue reading Nothing can stop you from letting go…and starting over

Letting go of the life we planned…to have the life waiting for us

Planning.  It's considered to be the most important tool in order to create success.  It's also a way to ward off "surprises" that could derail us from achieving our goals.  Without planning for the future, where would we be? Perhaps we'd be a lot more mindful, present,...and happier. I must admit that I am a … Continue reading Letting go of the life we planned…to have the life waiting for us

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

Beginnings and endings:  are they really that different?  Or are they different ways of viewing the same event? To begin anew means giving up what we did in the past in order to begin unfettered in creating a new future.  A fresh beginning that allows us to to move freely forward requires accepting that the … Continue reading Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end