Episode 200: From Burnout to Breakthrough

with Eileen McDargh

Operating with a sustainable level of energy is not exactly a practice that’s encouraged in our culture. Particularly in times of intense, prolonged stress, finding ways to feel nourished by what we’re creating in the world and avoiding burnout are vital aspects to our health and happiness.

Eileen McDargh joins us to help define what burnout is, who it affects, and how we can work on cultivating resilience in order to move from feeling burnt out to breaking through. As she says, crafting together the life of our work and the work of our life is done through small steps, the same way we would cultivate a garden.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • Reflecting on 200 episodes and the true costs of what we say yes to
  • Why she disagrees with the WHO’s classification of burnout as an occupational hazard
  • How energy management fits into resilience
  • What the personal prompts are that can help us break out of burnout
  • Eileen’s tips for avoiding burnout while working from home

Eileen McDargh has been called a hope merchant although she says she has been put on earth for comic relief.

She’s an internationally recognized keynote speaker, master facilitator, and award-winning author with expertise in resiliency and leadership. Her articles have appeared in countless publications and two of her seven books have been awarded national recognition. Her latest book, Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge, and Reclaim What Matters, launches in August 2020.

In 2020 Global Gurus International, a British-based provider of resources for leadership, communication and sales training, also ranked her 5th of the World’s Top 30 COMMUNICATION Gurus following a global survey of 22,000 business professionals.

She’s a runner, a weight lifter, and a lover of all things DARK chocolate.


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Burnout to Breakthrough by Eileen McDargh

Burnout by Dr. Herbert J. Freudenberger

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