May 6, 2021
Shira talks about burnout affecting not only health care professions, but also teachers, single parents, traders, managers, bankers and entrepreneurs. Knowing it as adrenal fatigue opens up a treasure chest of tools and tips.
We finish with an excerpt from Diana Tokaji's book Six Women in a Cell, and Katherine May's book Wintering; a journey into the season of burnout.
DHEA, produced by our ovaries and adrenals, is a hormone that improves stress recovery, energy, mood, sleep, immunity and libido. During perimenopause our ovaries stop producing most hormones and adrenals and pituitary take over this function.
So what happens when our adrenals are fatigued? You guessed it...
Trauma, small and big, also negatively affects our adrenals and therefore increases our likelyhood of burnout.
Overcoming Burnout Tools and tips