Acknowledging Our Burnout

We all identify with certain narratives and expectations about work, career, and our own professionalism. These narratives and expectations are both personally created and culturally constructed; very often they are a blending of both. Burnout can, therefore, feel incongruent with how we identify as a professional, with the expectations we have of ourselves and how […]

Experiencing Burnout

Think about your own experiences of stress, possibly of burnout. What stands out for you – physically, emotionally, cognitively, relationally? Think about your place of work, and the work you do. What are some of the prominent expectations and attitudes? How is the work environment structured? Leadership? Relationships amongst colleagues? How familiar do the following […]

Take Your Time

The rapid movement and constant change that characterize our lives create a paradox. The world offers us more and expects more from us. The demand for our attention is constant and as a result our attention becomes increasingly fractured. We are over-connected while also seeking deeper, more valued, connection.  Is the hyper busy-ness of our […]

Managing The Stress We Experience

Work related stress and challenging work environments are frequent topics of discussion with my clients. While our lives are never completely immune to stress, certain situations or occurrences can escalate stress and make it feel unmanageable: difficult transitions, complex work, disappointments, mistakes, or periods of exhaustion, and especially a demanding work environment we cannot change. […]

Fulfillment and Burnout

We often assume that fulfilling work, work that motivates us, work we feel enthusiastic about, and work we are fully engaged in, will provide us with a protective barrier and immunity from burnout. And yet even while enthusiastically embracing our work we can inadvertently stretch, or even abandon, the very boundaries we need for self-care, […]