Episode 156: Rising from the Ashes of Burnout
with Dr. Andrea Pennington
Being successful does not necessarily bring happiness. For my guest Dr. Andrea Pennington, it did the exact opposite: it burned her out, and stifled her spark to the point of deep depression, and cut her off from herself in profound ways. Thankfully, she found her way back.
When I stumbled across this fellow Chinese Medicine and qi gong practitioner’s work, and learned we shared a passion for blending paradigms, biohacking and evangelizing self-love, I immediately reached out to get this multi-passionate powerhouse on the show.
On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:
- falling into the “success trap:” how getting everything she wanted made her miserable
- how a profound spiritual experience rescued her from a deep depression
- why self-awareness is a pre-requisite for self-love
- the connection between happiness and authentic self-expression
- how qi gong helped her connect to self-love
- how identifying as consciousness itself fosters self-compassion
Dr. Andrea Pennington is an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher and #1 international bestselling author of several books on resilience, mindfulness and self-love. Dr. Andrea’s extensive study of medical nutrition, positive psychology and longevity biohacking led her to create a holistic media platform, In8Vitality, blending ancient wisdom and modern science for enhanced vitality and life mastery.
As Co-founder of the #RealSelfLove Movement Andrea speaks globally to reduce the stigma of mental illness and to support people on their journey to authentic living Andrea is also a highly acclaimed TEDx speaker. Dr. Andrea has shared her candid insights on resilience on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Dr. Oz Show, CNN, the Today Show, LUXE-TV, Thrive Global and HuffingtonPost and as a news anchor for Discovery Health Channel.
Get Dr. Andrea Pennington’s new book, “I Love You, Me.”
Connect with Dr. Andrea Pennington: http://www.andreapennington.com/
Learn more about Qi Gong: https://brodiewelch.com/meet-qi-gong-yogas-less-popular-cousin/
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