People have a variety of initial responses upon hearing about the death of a friend or work associate. A recent episode of HBO show Girls showed the main character Hannah having a numb response to the death of her book editor, leaving her friends wondering why she’s being self-absorbed. I share my thoughts on the subject in a recent Women’s Health Magazine article.
We talk a lot about developing good self-esteem: an inner confidence rooted in how you evaluate yourself. Studio 5 Contributor Julie Hanks, LCSW, owner of Wasatch Family Therapy, says self-compassion matters more.
Too often we define our happiness by all we have. But perhaps the key to a happier life is giving up certain things.
Studio 5 Self-Improvement Contributor Julie Hanks, LCSW reveals six things to give up for a happier life.
FREE Download: “6 Things To Give Up For a Happier Life” and “6 Mantras For a Happier Life” Read more
The Wasatch View in Cottonwood/Holladay, a local paper, recently wrote a feature article on my new book “The Burnout Cure” and how I personally “do it all” (ha!) without burning myself out. Do I practice what I preach? Find out here…
Drum-roll please…Congratulations to the Burnout Cure book giveaway winners:
You’ll each receive a signed copy of my book The Burnout Cure: An Emotional Survival Guide for Overwhelmed Women
Now all I need your mailing address. You can send your address to me here and I’ll send your book out ASAP!
The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration…and stress! Parties and family gatherings, finding that perfect gift for loved ones, decorating and other joyful parts of Christmas celebrations can leave many women feeling burned out! Self-care often gets put on the back burner during the holidays in order to meet our own and other’s expectations.
Here are a few things I do to prevent holiday burnout:
- I give myself permission NOT to attend every gathering my family is invited to attend (even if we want to go).
- I schedule down time to nap, read, get a pedicure, or relax in a hot tub.
- I make sure I maintain some kind of physical activity.
- Find joy in giving!
So…I want to give away 3 Burnout Cure books this week
I joined Brooke Walker and Studio 5 contributors Holly Stone and Melanie Douglass to discuss what we have learned from our #Bodylove movement. Watch the segment to hear our answers to questions about stopping the fat chat. Read more
It’s hard to believe that it’s already the week before Thanksgiving! Since the holidays are just around the corner, I thought I’d share this fun article on ways to decrease the stress around holiday entertaining.
Women in the U.S. find holidays stressful, says the American Psychological Association. “Of course they do,” says Julie de Azevedo Hanks, author of The Burnout Cure. “There’s the pressure to have a ‘great time,’ the expectations that everything from entertaining to family travel will go flawlessly,” she says. It’s All. Just. Too. Much. Don’t get your holiday apron in a bunch the day after Halloween. “Start the season being realistic about how things are going to turn out,” she says. “Don’t get your heart set on Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner going perfectly, or the notion that everyone will be ecstatic about the gifts you’ve given them.”