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5 Myths About Burnout

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

I eventually pulled myself out of the burnout spiral and made it my mission to study the illness that almost took me down. As I lecture and train busy professionals in the skills that help build stress resilience and prevent burnout, I hear certain myths about burnout repeatedly. These five myths about burnout need to be busted.

When You're Trying to Do Everything, Something Has to Give

Jackie Emerson | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Emerson

When I was entering my sophomore year, I piled up my schedule with everything there was. Not only was I taking a heavy course load, I was also in two shows, and trying to work outside of school. In addition, within the first couple of weeks, one of my good friends went through a major life trauma. I wanted to be there for her as much as possible.

The Exhaustion Epidemic

Holly Phillips MD | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Holly Phillips MD

Unfortunately, thanks to the cultural stereotype of the super-harried, super-drained superwoman, direct questions about energy and fatigue levels may not be asked during physicals, and patients, accustomed to incessant lethargy, forget to broach the topic altogether.

How to Keep Your Brightest Stars From Burning Out and Walking Out

Kirsi Bhasin | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Kirsi Bhasin

A study by Deloitte revealed that 79% of CEOs and HR leaders believe they have a significant retention and engagement problem and a good 26% see it as urgent.

9 Signs You're Exhausted And Need More Sleep

Well+GOOD | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living

If you couldn't tell already...

Escape Your '9 to 5': Have a Clear Action Plan

Victoria A. Tiller | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Victoria A. Tiller

Making the leap from employee to boss requires a special commitment, a different mindset, and a clear plan of action. As you plan your "9-5" escape here a few things for you to consider.

How I View Myself as a Mother as School Begins -- Pride or Self-Doubt?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

As school starts up again and parents' schedules get complicated mothers put on a cheerful face as they get their kids ready for the new year. There's lots of shopping and hair cuts, new back packs, colorful notebooks and even visiting the school to prepare your child.

How to Enjoy the Often Exhausting Role of Parenthood

Vanessa Loder | Posted 07.16.2015 | Parents
Vanessa Loder

What if we felt a deep sense of satisfaction from our fatigue, rather than viewing it as yet another sign of our inherent inadequacy? I want to feel proud of the effort I make each day with my work, my family and my home, rather than believing there's something wrong with me if I'm exhausted.

When Just Being a Mom is Enough

Melissa Roy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Melissa Roy

Everyone wants to know these days how I'm feeling. My budding baby belly prompts assumptions or curiosities about my physical well-being.(And trust me, people only ask because I'm pregnant), I usually say "just tired."

Maybe This Is How It Begins

Christine Skoutelas | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Christine Skoutelas

She grabbed my hand and squeezed it hard enough to stop the blood from flowing to my fingertip, and it must have caused an unnatural backflow of blood surging towards my chest, because even when I wanted to be mad at her for not letting me rest, somehow she managed to lift me up out of my horrific mood.

Mommy Needs A Nap

Sarah Bunton | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Sarah Bunton

Work becomes at best a hiccup and at worst a reprieve from the routine of the day. I don't ever want to treat work as an escape from motherhood, nor do I want to resent work from tearing me away from my son.

Finding Prayer and How It Can Help You Shed Exhaustion

Karen Brody | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Feel exhausted all the time? Dreaming about going to an ashram and disconnecting? Whether you're chronically exhausted or not, here's a quick tip to ...

How to Get a Toddler Dressed in 21 Easy Steps

Anna Lane | Posted 06.12.2015 | Parents
Anna Lane

Search for toddler and find him in the pantry smearing jam all over himself. Tell him again that it's time to get dressed, especially now that he's covered in jam. He will say no, louder this time, and try to run away from you again.

5 Key Things This Grandmother Forgot About Motherhood

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My babies will be 23-years-old this year and even though my husband and I raised five children there are some things about motherhood that I had forgotten. Maybe I forgot because I didn't want to remember.

Why Am I So Tired All The Time?

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

At lunch the other day with two of my oldest -- but definitely not OLDEST -- friends, one of them asked: 'Do you have days when you just can't get out of bed?' Well, yes. As a matter of fact, I do. There are also days when I just don't WANT to get out of bed -- and therein lies the problem.

Women: Time to Tell a New Story on Exhaustion

Karen Brody | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Let's face it, women today are tired. Done. Cooked. Fried. I coach busy women, and this is what they tell me all the time: "I spent years getting e...

The 5 Types of Tired All Moms Experience

Toni Hammer | Posted 03.29.2015 | Parents
Toni Hammer

I've compiled a list of the different types of tired that affect us parents. What? You didn't know there were different types of tired? In between yawns, give this list a read and let me know if you identify with any of them. Or all of them, like me.

15 Things to Let Go of in 2015

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

One of my Facebook friends is letting go of 50 percent of his Facebook time in 2015, and I think I might follow suit. How many relationships, interesting conversations, and business opportunities have you missed because you were glued to your screen?

Why More Women Are Burning Out in Their 20s and 30s

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Messages about self-care and the importance of recovery aren't always sent as strongly as messages about achievement and success, and that has implications for how women eventually work, live, and parent.

5 Ways Your Job Is Ruining Your Sleep

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living

It's one thing to feel excited by weekend plans, and another entirely to feel pure, unadulterated relief when Friday finally rolls around and you get ...

I Burnt Out at 15

Madeline Hill | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Madeline Hill

Burning out at 15 is not what they talk about in the coming-of-age movies. It is not the common gossip at lockers and is not the topic that rules Friday night sleepovers. That is how it should be, though. Not just for teenagers, but for everyone.

Just Waiting for an Aha Moment on the Back Porch

Carrie Severson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Carrie Severson

My experience with aha moments has always been drastically life-changing. I would wait for God to give me a sign and then I'd act on it.

Burning the Candle at Both Ends? Take Time to Recharge This Fall

Mary Pritchard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

My blood work showed that my cortisol level was too low. That only happens for one of two reasons: 1) You are the most relaxed person on earth -- clearly not me. 2) You've burned the candle at both ends for so long that you blew through your stress hormones -- bingo!

This Is Why You Feel Tired... All The Time

Next Avenue | Jeanne Dorin | Posted 10.08.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jeanne Dorin Although she typically sleeps soundly and has good "sleep hygiene" — no coffee after 3 p.m., a quiet,...

I'm a Recovering Burnout

Carrie Severson | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Carrie Severson

I was broke -- financially, emotionally and mentally. I kept on running though because I wasn't able to cover my own bills. I thought if I just kept on going, things would change.