41 min

Dr. Susan Landers On Burnout, the “Good Enough” Mother, and the Selflessness of Self-Care Beyond the Prescription

    • Mental Health

Dr. Susan Landers is living proof that caring for others starts with caring for ourselves.
After 20 years as a neonatologist (pediatric intensive care doctor), she began to feel unmotivated and exhausted. She was burned out. Raising children and caring for sick babies became unmanageable. So she rethought it all. Her memoir, “So Many Babies: My Life Balancing a Busy Medical Career & Motherhood” reminds us that behind the scenes of many professional women lies self-doubt and struggle—and that vulnerability is the birthplace of health.
In this episode, Dr. McBride and Dr. Landers discuss their shared experiences of juggling motherhood with their medical careers and their insights on preventing burnout.
Join Dr. Lucy McBride every Tuesday for a new episode of Beyond the Prescription on Apple podcasts, Spotify or wherever you catch your podcasts. Find her at lucymcbride.com/podcast.

Dr. Susan Landers is living proof that caring for others starts with caring for ourselves.
After 20 years as a neonatologist (pediatric intensive care doctor), she began to feel unmotivated and exhausted. She was burned out. Raising children and caring for sick babies became unmanageable. So she rethought it all. Her memoir, “So Many Babies: My Life Balancing a Busy Medical Career & Motherhood” reminds us that behind the scenes of many professional women lies self-doubt and struggle—and that vulnerability is the birthplace of health.
In this episode, Dr. McBride and Dr. Landers discuss their shared experiences of juggling motherhood with their medical careers and their insights on preventing burnout.
Join Dr. Lucy McBride every Tuesday for a new episode of Beyond the Prescription on Apple podcasts, Spotify or wherever you catch your podcasts. Find her at lucymcbride.com/podcast.

41 min