Thursday, December 12th, 2013 Focus: I make time for self-reflection, which is ultimately where healing comes from.

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My psychotherapist, a brilliant and compassionate man whom I deeply respect, listened to my problems with great patience. We both agreed that something had to change since my life felt out of control. But short of winning the lottery and retiring to the seashore, neither one of us could imagine how my life could be improved in any practical, immediate way.

What I discovered is that burnout — outside of corporate circles — is very poorly understood. None of the healers whom I consulted — either the traditional or the complementary — understood what the mechanics of burnout are and what is needed for recovery.

I realized that unless the condition is recognized and taken seriously, physicians will keep missing it and handing out antidepressants. While medication can afford temporary relief for some people, it may also short-circuit the process of self-reflection, which is ultimately where healing comes from.

Excerpted from the article:
Burnout or Depression? What’s Wrong with Me?
by Joan Borysenko.

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RECOMMENDED BOOK OF THE DAY

Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive
by Joan Borysenko.

In this breakthrough work, Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. — a Harvard-trained medical scientist, psychologist, and renowned pioneer in stress and health — straddles psychology, biology, and soul in a completely fresh approach to burnout. Joan’s deeply human (and often amusing) personal accounts of burnout and recovery; the science of helplessness, hopelessness, and empowerment; and the rich wisdom of people who have gone from fried to revived — including many of Joan’s vibrant community of 5,000 Facebook Friends-make this powerful and practical book a must-read for our times.

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