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Emily Nagoski, PhD, Amelia Nagoski

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Sisters Emily and Amelia Nagoski tackle the causes of burnout in women, exploring effective ways to control stress responses.




by Emily Nagoski, PhD


We are often juggling more than we can handle. Sometimes, it all gets too much and we end up burning out. Burnout describes the state of physical and mental exhaustion that comes from experiencing excessive stress for prolonged periods. If you're burnt out, you might feel emotionally drained, overwhelmed, and unable to do the things you need to do. Burnout is a persistent problem in our world, so how can we prevent it?

Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. is a health educator and author, while Amelia Nagoski is a choral conductor and former Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music at Western New England University.

In Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, the authors examine the science behind burnout in women and why women experience stress differently to men. With good humor and a light touch, the Nagoski sisters provide practical suggestions on how to thrive in an increasingly stressful world.

Favorite quote

When you are cruel to yourself, contemptuous and shaming, you only increase the cruelty in the world; when you are kind and compassionate toward yourself, you increase the kindness and compassion in the world.

- Emily and Amelia Nagoski

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