Why You Burn Out and How to Revive

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This Is an Invitation to Take Your Power Back!

What happened to the spark you had as a child that powered curiosity, engagement with life, and creativity? Has it burned out? Are you feeling emotionally and physically exhausted and cynical, wondering if you've got what it takes to make it in this rapidly changing world? Burnout looks a lot like depression, but it's not a biological bogeyman that medication or simple stress management can cure. It's a disorder of hope and will that sucks the life out of competent, idealistic, hardworking people like you; and it will be an ongoing challenge for you to take your power back!

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.

Publisher: Carlsbad, Calif. : Hay House, [2011]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781401925505
Characteristics: xxviii, 157 pages ; 22 cm


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Jun 17, 2013

I couldn't finish this book. It was too spiritual and lost me the minute I realized she was quoting facebook friends.

JewelMcLatchy May 07, 2012

I really wanted to get into this book because of the relevant subject matter, but had to put it down not very far into the first chapter. For readers who subscribe to New Age tenets, I believe this will be a great read, but for Christian (female) readers, I would recommend instead the biblical-based wisdom from "Sanity Secrets for Stressed-Out Women" by Sue Augustine. I will refrain from actually giving a rating since I didn't complete the book, but think that there are some valuable points made - I personally could have done without some of the others, but that is simply my opinion on the matter!

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