Locating Perfection

This episode of LIT: A Podcast for Combating Burnout has two parts due to a life interruption.

A physician friend asked a question about how to be a role model of health for his patients when he doesn’t feel like he has the time or resources to take care of himself. Whew! This question drives to the heart of burnout. Listen to how I answer it here (in two parts!) or wherever you get your podcasts.

Part A

Part B

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Living from the Inside Out

How do you know if you're actually living and working in accordance with your values? How can you tell if a company is sticking by their values instead of just sprinkling them on PR materials? This episode provides a practical tool Kate created called Backwards Analysis that will help you compare your lived values with your ideal ones, and make adjustments so that you can stay in alignment.

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You're Probably Burned Out, and You're Not Alone: A Bonus Podcast with Howard Teibel

I was honored to be a guest on Howard Teibel’s podcast: Navigating Change.

This episode is all about burnout and what to do about it.

When my guest this week started her career as a teacher, 80% of her fellow teachers on staff were new, the result of tectonic turnover thanks to systemic burnout of out-going staff. That experience drove her to leave teaching after just a few years and pursue a career studying educator burnout. The big lesson along the way?

“The more I researched [burnout], the more I realized it wasn’t just a pattern in education, but that it was a pattern in health care, social work … I began to see that it was a nation wide thing. … Sixty-six percent, two out of three people that you see on a daily basis, are burned out.”

Dr. Newburgh joins me today to share her experience studying burnout and her efforts to help organizations create human-centered cultures that are more resilient to overwhelm and stress. These higher-functioning environments create healthier, more sustainable workplaces that benefit students, staff, and the entire community.

This is an important conversation. It’s one that many of us are not addressing — largely because there is no single answer to it. But as you’ll learn, the costs are high and the benefits can be even higher. Let’s start this discussion today.

— Howard

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Normalizing the Spiritual

Coming up against conflicting impulses while writing a book proposal,  in this episode Kate offers an exploration into the ways we reject spirituality as a culture, and how we can create a language that accepts and validates the spiritual in our every day life.

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Manufacturing Burnout

Burnout is too consistent and recurring a phenomenon to be an accident.  This episode explores the ways that systems actually create burnout in employees all over the country.

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