From the archives...



Managing burnout in the real world

By Hannah / November 25, 2022 /

In the past few years, the conversation about burnout in the media has grown as large and loud as the problem itself – and while the conversation itself is important, it can also be a little overwhelming.  The challenge is that often, even when we know what burnout is and how it comes about, we don’t…

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S3 – Ep8: Activating “happy” at work

By Hannah / November 3, 2022 /

These days, both men and women have a great deal more freedom when it comes to defining – and redefining – our career paths.  The problem with having more freedom is that it tends to cause decision paralysis, particularly in those of us who aren’t sure exactly what we want or how to get there.  Add to…

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S3 – Ep7: The 12 stages of burnout 

By Hannah / October 27, 2022 /

Often, burnout comes in two waves:  Overworking – trying to do way too much in not enough time.  Wilful ignorance – refusing to acknowledge that the status quo isn’t serving us, even when our bodies and minds start to self-destruct.  If you’ve ever found yourself struggling with the cognitive dissonance that often comes with leaving a…

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S3 – Ep6: Burnout in the Bedroom

By Hannah / October 20, 2022 /

In theory, maintaining a romantic relationship and a sex life is simple – and for some, it can be just as simple in practice, but it’s also very common to go through different phases.  No matter how strong your sexual connection with your partner is, burnout can kill your sex drive and dampen the sense of…

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S3 – Ep5: Putting Reserves in Play

By Hannah / October 13, 2022 /

In the SheShatters community, we know the power of a good metaphor – and fire is a particularly powerful one.  Cliches like “burning the candle at both ends” and “keeping the flame alive”, overused as they may be, have never been more important and relevant than they are today as burnout continues to spread.  That’s why…

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The Real Burnout Work-Around

By Hannah / October 7, 2022 /

Surrounded by the internet, digital devices and social media, it’s no secret that we live in a hyperconnected world – and yet, despite all of our avenues for connection, living in the year 2022 can be an isolating experience.   Perhaps no experience is quite as lonely as burnout, particularly for women in business, and it…

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S3 – Ep4: From Duckling to Diva

By Hannah / October 6, 2022 /

Women are resilient creatures, but we’re not bulletproof.  In fact, certain experiences – like a cancer diagnosis, for example – can leave you completely shattered, and unsure of how to put yourself back together.  Any serious illness raises uncomfortable questions about how you’ll carry on, and beyond that, how you’ll manage to leave a legacy that carries on…

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S3 – Ep3: Navigating The Winding Path Ahead

By Hannah / September 29, 2022 /

We’re all on our own paths in life, and sometimes, despite our best efforts, those paths can seem to twist and turn of their own volition.  From uncontrollable factors like your birthplace, your family and your early years to the little decisions we make every day, there are an infinite number of different ways to go…

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The Side Effects of Burnout

By Hannah / September 27, 2022 /

After all of the challenges and exhaustion of this past year, burnout has become more than a buzzword.  For many of us, it has manifested in real symptoms that affect the way we manage and experience everyday life.  While feelings of physical and mental exhaustion are problematic in themselves, they also lend themselves to other,…

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S3 – Ep2: Make Love, Make a Difference

By Hannah / September 22, 2022 /

Many of us learn at an early age that sex is a dirty word – a subject that belongs in the space behind closed doors – and some would say it’s precisely this attitude that has created our warped relationship with pornography and sex in general.  With its distinct absence of consent, candid conversations and good sexual…

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