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Ready to break up with burnout and shatter a few glass ceilings along the way? The SheBurns Podcast is full of inspiration and hot cool practical self-care strategies you’ll love.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Ready to break up with burnout and shatter a few glass ceilings along the way? The SheBurns Podcast is full of inspiration and hot cool practical self-care strategies you’ll love.

    S3 Episode 4: From Duckling to Diva

    S3 Episode 4: From Duckling to Diva

    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 after you’re gone.
    There’s a lot to think about post-diagnosis, but there’s also a lot to do in order to keep things on the straight and narrow. We’re talking:


    Finding (and nurturing) the community of supportive women in your life
    Letting your purpose take you to our passion – and making sure you get to do what you want to do with the time you have
    Dealing with your inner critic
    Learning to look after yourself



    To do all of those things is to create a powerful legacy, almost subconsciously – one that will encourage other women to be the best version of themselves – and Iselyn Hamilton-Austin has got it all covered.


    As a breast cancer survivor, she is experienced in the art of overcoming, finding another way and moving forward – and in her role as a pediatric nurse, she dedicates her time to sharing her wisdom with incoming generations.


    She is also the founder and CEO of Duckling to Diva, an organization championing young women's empowerment.


    In this episode of the She Burns podcast, Iselyn shares her hard-earned insights on everything from mortality motivation to defining your life path and creating positive relationships with others.


    So what’s this episode really about?
    Finding the resilience to overcome life’s biggest challenges
    The importance of doing the things you want to do before it’s too late
    The power in a support network of driven, committed women
    Why you should invest time in learning good habits from childhood



    Why you should listen
    People who can blend unwavering support with total honesty are rare birds, and Iselyn Hamilton-Austin is one of them. As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, author and breast cancer survivor, she has seen the harsh realities of life and kept her can-do attitude through it all.


    Links
    https://sheshatters.com/ (SheShatters)
    https://www.instagram.com/sheshattersllc/ (SheShatters Instagram)
    https://www.instagram.com/iselyn51/ (Iselyn Hamilton-Austin Instagram)


    You can quote me on that…
    “You don’t need a man if you’ve got a book.” - Hannah Austin


    “Most women who are game changers have been blindsided at one [point] or another. It’s how you pick your sh*t up off the ground and move forward.” - Hannah Austin


    “You’ve got to plant your own shit. You’ve got to dig your own hole and put your own seed in it – you have to. You can’t let things and people stop you. You do have to take a moment, though.” - Iselyn Hamilton-Austin


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    • 30 min
    S3 Episode 3: Navigating The Winding Path Ahead

    S3 Episode 3: Navigating The Winding Path Ahead

    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 in life – and yet, still, many women find themselves boxed into one of a few well-trodden paths.
    Look closer still, and you’ll find that many of those paths can be traced all the way back to the same practices society has been enforcing on us for hundreds – if not thousands – of years.


    The big question, now, is how can we find the courage to step off the path we’ve been told to walk and find the one that fits us better – and the answer can be found in the hard-won wisdom of Rebekah Bastian.


    Rebekah is the CEO and founder of Own Trail – a company dedicated to helping women find, share and celebrate their unique journeys through life. She’s also an award winning writer, an artist, a tech executive mentor, a mother and an aerial acrobat.


    Own Trail is, in essence, part of the antidote to the tired Western way of life that insists five days on, two days off is still the best way – or even the only way – to live and work.


    Instead, Rebekah embraces big ideas and vision, discussions led by values, and, on occasion, well deserved time out from the busy work of the brain.


    In this episode of the She Burns podcast, Rebekah shares a host of fascinating insights into her very own “Own Trail”, the steps she has taken to build a company culture that deviates from the hustle, the virtues of the four-day work week, and much more.


    So what’s this episode really about?
    The importance of having big ideas and vision
    The value in building a value-driven company guided by the same “north star”
    Why every start-up founder needs a community of fellow entrepreneurs
    What “living your purpose” really looks like
    The truth about the myth of a “clean, linear path”



    Why you should listen
    They say comparison is the thief of joy, and if you’ve ever had yours unwittingly stolen by another woman – whether it’s on social media, in the workplace or in your social circle – this episode (and the OwnTrail platform) is for you.


    Links
    https://owntrail.com/trail/rebekah (Own Trail)
    https://sheshatters.com/ (SheShatters)


    You can quote me on that…
    “We often don't see people who look like us in the places we aspire to. [We go] through these motions of thinking we’re supposed to know exactly where we're going and how we're going to get there, and feeling like we get it wrong because we don't see what other people's real journeys look like. Thinking about the power of what it looks like to navigate your career, but as a whole human and really fitting work into your life as opposed to your life into your work – in a way, that can open up a lot more possibilities.” - Rebekah Bastian


    “I feel like we're at a pivotal point in our universe in our lives – especially as women and men in our mid-40s and -50s, however old we are – where we're wanting something and yearning for something different and something more. It’s about figuring out how to align our inner purpose with the work that we're doing to make the world a different place – a better place.” - Hannah Austin


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    • 31 min
    S3 Episode 2: Make Love, Make a Difference

    S3 Episode 2: Make Love, Make a Difference

    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 values, it’s little wonder that the divide between porn makes such a minefield of sex education, and yet, it’s still a major source of information for young people.
    In a world characterised by endless scrutiny and comparisons between bodies, relationships and every other aspect of our lives, body image issues are rife, and the “perfect” footage used in most pornography only exacerbates the problem.


    The good news is, porn is not the be-all and end-all of sexual attractiveness – at least, not if Cindy Gallop has anything to say about it.


    She’s out to change it all – the way we think about porn, learn about sex and make love – in one fell swoop.


    Best described as the Michael Bay of business who likes to blow sh*t up, Cindy is a diversity consultant, speaker, founder and CEO of the world’s first and only user-generated, human-curated social sex video sharing platform.


    In Cindy’s own words, Make Love, Not Porn exists to “provide a unique window into the funny, messy, loving, awkward, beautiful sex we have in the real world”, and to give us what we really want: intimacy, human touch, connection, love and relationships that feel good.


    In this episode of She Burns, Cindy takes a deep dive into the crucial difference between sex and porn, the value of seeing real bodies in the media we watch, the profound impact of social sex videos on survivors of sexual abuse and assault, and more.


    So what’s this episode really about?
    The real difference between sex and porn
    The unexpected pathway to happier, healthier sexual relationships
    The beauty in celebrating “realness” – both on camera and in conversation
    How sharing real-world sex can be as transformative for participants as for the rest of the world



    Why you should listen
    There’s something very reassuring about being real, even in the most intimate spaces in our lives, and the content created by Cindy Gallop’s “Make Love, Not Porn” is nothing if not real. If you have ever felt self-conscious about your body because of the media


    Links
    http://makelovenotporn.tv (Make Love, Not Porn)
    https://sheshatters.com/ (SheShatters)


    You can quote me on that…
    “You can talk body positivity all you like – you can preach self-love ‘til you’re blue in the face… At the end of the day, nothing makes us feel great about our own bodies like seeing people who are no one’s idea of aspirational body types getting turned on by each other, desiring each other, and having an amazing time in bed.” - Cindy Gallop


    “I am all about doing good and making money simultaneously, and so my aim with Make Love Not porn is to change the way the world has sex for the better and make a huge amount of money doing it.” - Cindy Gallop


    “[When women are suffering from burnout], sex and intimacy are the first things to go, and they’re missing intimacy with themselves.” - Hannah Austin


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    • 34 min
    S3 Episode 1: The Climb and the Summit

    S3 Episode 1: The Climb and the Summit

    There’s no doubt that the pandemic has been a uniquely challenging time on a global scale – similar, in many ways, to a mountainous hike with no visible end point.
    Perhaps one of the biggest challenges has been learning to climb together and follow the same guiding star, despite our different views and preferences.
    For medical professionals, there has also been the challenge of acceptance – knowing that in some circumstances, things may not go to plan, no matter how meticulously the plan is created.
    As with any long climb, this is a journey of balance – of knowing when to push for the outcomes that matter, and when to pull back – and if anyone knows that balance, it’s Dr Anne Zink.
    After becoming Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer in 2019, Dr Zink was suddenly responsible for leading the state through COVID-19, and she learned a few important lessons on the way up.
    Sometimes, consistency is key, like in the guiding North star principles that have kept Dr Zink on her career path and the focus on filling her own cup first.
    Then, at other times, success is a moving target, as is always the case when dealing with individuals who have their own preferences, beliefs and desires.
    In medicine, the ascent to the top is never really done – and for many women, the real climb is only just beginning – but Dr Zink as a shining example of what it possible, it’s easier to believe that we will make it.
    In this episode, Dr Zink shares her insights into the medical profession and what it takes to achieve success – for yourself, your patients and your team.
    So what’s this episode really about?
    How important it is to set expectations and manage things accordingly
    The value of a solid “base” in allowing you to take on challenges
    Showing up for the climb – even if you’re not sure you have the skills to reach the summit
    The strength of the human spirit, bringing us back together when it’s needed most



    Why you should listen
    Going with the flow led Dr Anne Zink into the medical field, no matter how hard she tried to resist it – but only hard work could have led her on the trajectory of her career so far. Even after leading Alaska through the COVID-19 pandemic, she still has plenty to give, and an inspiring story to tell.




    Links
    https://sheshatters.com/ (SheShatters )


    You can quote me on that…
    “Don't plan. Don't worry about it. Don't try to map it out, because life is not very mappable.”
    Dr Anne Zink



    “We're still learning how to treat a heart attack, we're still learning [whether] to operate on an injured spleen from a motor vehicle accident or to watch it – so that's medicine, and that's life and our individual, cultural and societal preferences… We'll all continue to change and evolve.”
    Dr Anne Zink



    “A bright spot is really when everybody collectively can really feel that there's an impact and difference made.”
    Hannah Austin



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    • 48 min
    S2 Episode 7: Prioritizing Employee Wellness

    S2 Episode 7: Prioritizing Employee Wellness

    Of all the things that have changed dramatically in the past few years, our shared understanding of “employee wellness” and what it really means is up there as one of the most important.
    Once used to refer to the occasional approved sick day, employee wellness now represents a serious investment for many corporations – and for good reason.


    Across the globe, burnout has become a full-blown epidemic, changing the world and our collective thinking so rapidly that many are still playing catch up.


    Of course, although the physical signs may be similar and far-reaching – from exhaustion and overwhelm to panic attacks and all-consuming depression – burnout is anything but universal.


    In fact, it’s different for each of us, impacted by a culmination of unique experiences and traits – and if you’re a leader with a team of employees behind you, your handling of the situation will hinge on this understanding.


    With that knowledge comes the weight of pressure and expectation, and if anyone knows a few things about managing all of it, it’s Pam Ford.


    As a team leader and manager in the financial industry, Pam has spent more than 20 years juggling multiple priorities, from her own mental health to the highs and lows of motherhood,


    For Pam, the pandemic represented a significant burnout learning curve – one which took her from a total lack of burnout knowledge pre-COVID to an in-depth understanding of how it affects staff, leaders and individuals at every stage of their lives and careers.


    In this episode of the SheBurns podcast, Pam shares her no-holds-barred take on the pandemic, from her first experience of physical burnout symptoms to the support network and strategies that brought her out the other side – as a woman, a mother and a leader.


    So what’s this episode really about?
    Why navigating burnout should be a team sport
    The true link between leadership and burnout – particularly for women
    How burnout can lead to imposter syndrome, and what you can do about it
    Why you should start talking to your kids about burnout early on
    The extra pressure on mothers to “prove themselves” after having a child



    Why you should listen
    For many of us, the concept of burnout is still fairly new, and it can be far more difficult to recognise in yourself than in other people. No matter where your journey has taken you so far, Pam’s journey will give you hope in your ability to connect with and advocate for your own needs.


    Links
    https://sheshatters.com/ (SheShatters)
    https://www.instagram.com/sheshattersllc/ (SheShatters Instagram)
    Pam Ford LinkedIn


    You can quote me on that…
    “You often look at these setbacks as just unnecessary and really painful road bumps, but I think, once you can separate yourself from the pain – and it's so immediate in those moments – you give yourself time to reflect and you realize, one: I got through that. Two: I'm so much stronger than I thought I was, and now I have all these learnings having gone through this experience that I can bring into situations and help others [to avoid] the same thing.” - Pam Ford


    “I feel like there is an individual component [to burnout] because who are you? Pam? How were you raised? There's always different characteristics in our personalities. Are you a people pleaser? Are you poor at setting boundaries? Are you someone that's a perfectionist? There's all these different buckets… that different people fall into, but all of the roads can lead to burnout.” - Hannah Austin


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    • 30 min
    S2 Episode 6: Men and Burnout

    S2 Episode 6: Men and Burnout

    There’s no denying that being a woman can be seriously tough. We have to manage everything from hormonal fluctuations to societal disadvantages and pay discrepancies, all while contending with ongoing comparisons to other women who seem to have it all.
    Amidst all of that, it’s pretty easy to forget that men also have issues worthy of examining, but it’s true. They do – and by taking part in the examination, we can find the answers to a wide range of questions we might never have thought to ask.


    Start with the classics and you’ll unearth outdated ideals of men as the sole providers, charged with taking care of everything – even issues that don’t belong to them.


    You’ll also find the harmful, long-ranging impact of the belief that men aren’t supposed to ask for help – even when they find themselves up against impossible situations. The idea that emotions and vulnerabilities are taboo, not only at work but also in the home, has caused generations of men a great deal of pain and anxiety.


    Then there’s the fallacy that men should be able to work without rest, and that doing so should be seen as a mark of manhood.


    We could go on (and on), but the underlying truth is that men are affected by burnout – and more often than not, the effects carry over to everyone else in their households.


    Former corporate leader Jim Young knows all about the impact burnout can have on men.


    After a 25-year career, he reinvented himself and forged a new trajectory as a coach, speaker and author for male leaders. Along the way, he coined the term “expansive intimacy” – a game-changing addition to the lexicon for male leaders everywhere.


    The lessons Jim has learned about setting boundaries, experiencing emotions and vulnerability, finding strong male role models and forming connections with others deserve an audience – and that’s what the SheBurns podcast is all about.


    In this episode, Jim shares a few key insights into burnout and relationships for men, the lies society perpetuates about how men work, and the power of intimacy in dismantling burnout.


    So what’s this episode really about?

    The biggest lesson we all learned from the pandemic
    Why it’s so important to make the experience of burnout more relatable to men
    New ways to identify, support and connect with the men in your life who are suffering from burnout
    Why burnout as we know it is not a “problem”
    The importance of setting firm post-burnout boundaries with those you care about



    Why you should listen

    As partners, fathers, brothers and friends, men play such an important role in many of our lives, and when burnout affects them, it often has a run-on effect. By gaining an understanding of their experiences, we can not only create more harmonious relationships in our homes, but also glean new insights into our own struggles with burnout.


    Links

    https://sheshatters.com/ (SheShatters)


    https://www.instagram.com/sheshattersllc/?hl=en (SheShatters Instagram)


    https://www.thecenteredcoach.com/ (The Centered Coach)


    You can quote me on that…

    “A lot of the people that I speak with, they actually put a timeline on their burnout and they think it was just with their corporate job, but now that they look back…like you said, in their childhood, those seeds are planted along the way. It really comes down to our beliefs, right? I mean, how we're socialized in society, and then also how we are raised as well, and our belief in ourselves.” - Hannah Austin


    “I never thought about my mortality on a serious level, and I think that pandemic caused us all to think about our mortality, because we didn't know for so long, like, “Am I going to catch this and die?” So then the question is, well, what really matters? And like, “Wait a minute, I'm spending 60 hours a week at work, and I'm coming home

    • 40 min

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