Oct 5, 2021
The costs associated with turnover and lower productivity seen in burnout result in a loss of $322 billion annually according to the World Economic Forum stats from January 2021. There is a wave of burnout with many of us trying to stay afloat in a pandemic and find a way to recharge when many of the tools we use such as socializing, group exercise, and even holidays have been taken away.
Today, I am chatting to Wendy Nash, a Meditation and Wellbeing Accountability Coach. Her company name says it all: Kindly Cut the Crap. To avoid burnout, you need to make courageous inquiry but do it kindly. Her interest arose from experiences as a young child, growing up surrounded by family loss. This provided very early experience of situational burnout. Through her training and practice she has gone on to realize a deep understanding of this, and other kinds of burnout, including its ideological and personality-based forms.
In essence, burnout is what happens when we fail to pay attention to our psychological, moral, or physical wellbeing and the result is a ‘crash and burn’. She has a four-year somatic psychotherapy diploma; her Bachelor of Psychology Honours thesis studied the effects of loving-kindness meditation on prosocial behavior, and she’s been practicing loving-kindness and other meditations for almost 20 years. All of these have been profoundly positive on her wellbeing and relationships.
Hear from Wendy on:
To connect with Wendy Nash: