LIT: A Podcast for Combating Burnout

LIT: A Podcast for Combating Burnout
67% of Americans report being burned out on the job. This is a serious spiritual crisis. Tune in for ideas on how to get renewed and inspired at work. Questions about burnout? Write in to [email protected] Support this podcast:

24: How Do You Know if it’s Time to Quit Your Job?
Sep 15 • 28 min
Sitting on the fence hurts. Maybe you’re unsatisfied with your job, but you’re not sure if it’s right to quit. Tune in to this week’s episode for some tips on how to move forward. —- Support this podcast:
23: On Being Right
Sep 8 • 30 min
What does a drunk man on a train, a backstabbing colleague, and a little old lady with a dog have in common? In this episode I tell four stories that illuminate the pitfalls of being right. —- Support this podcast:
22: Words as Bricks
Aug 23 • 29 min
Bricks can be used as weapons or as building blocks for creation. So can words. This episode explores the power of language to shape our lives and the idea that conversations are actually the mechanism of change within an organization. —- Support this…
20: Five Strategies for Preventing Burnout
Aug 16 • 30 min
Tune in for five concrete strategies you can start doing today that will help prevent burnout and dramatically boost your on-the-job inspiration and renewal. —- Support this podcast:
19: Conscious Collectives: An Overview
Aug 8 • 27 min
In this episode I give an overview of Conscious Collectives: new organizations that reflect our emerging state of consciousness as a species. I go into what they are, where they come from, why they’re critical for saving our planet, and how to start…
18: Underneath the Surface of “No Excuses”
Jul 28 • 27 min
This episode was inspired by a conversation I had with a mom recently about her son’s teacher. I explore the culture of blame that pervades our society and unearth some disturbing assumptions behind the dictum of “no excuses.” —- Support this podcast:…
17: A Week Without Criticism
Jul 20 • 30 min
“It’s foolish to scold.” -Dale Carnegie Just for fun I decided to take Dale Carnegie’s advice and go a week without criticizing myself or anyone around me, and I couldn’t believe the ways it transformed my life! Listen here for more tips on how to quiet…
16: The Line Between Discipline and Self Harm
Jul 12 • 30 min
Have grit! Never give up! Discipline is a necessary component for achieving long term goals, but when does it become something darker? This episode explores the manipulative potential of “grit,” the ways in which our life forms natural rhythms, and the…
15: I Don’t Have Time
Jul 5 • 30 min
In this episode I dive into the question of how to handle the feeling of “not having enough time” to take care of yourself. Statistics show that people who spend at least 20% of their time at work doing something they love report significantly less…
14, Part B: Locating Perfection
Jun 28 • 19 min
The second half of the episode! I address a question about how to live as a role model for those around us when we don’t feel like we have enough time to dedicate to ourselves. —- Support this podcast:
14, Part A: Locating Perfection
Jun 28 • 15 min
This episode deals with a question that drives to the heart of burnout. Listen here to how I respond to a dear friend asking how he can be a role model of health for his patients when he feels like there isn’t enough time in the day to care for himself.…
13: Living from the Inside Out
Jun 21 • 30 min
How do you know if you’re actually living and working in accordance with your values? How can you tell if a company is sticking by their values instead of just sprinkling them on PR materials? This episode provides a practical tool Kate created called…
12: Normalizing the Spiritual
Jun 14 • 27 min
Coming up against conflicting impulses while writing a book proposal, in this episode Kate offers an exploration into the ways we reject spirituality as a culture, and how we can create a language that accepts and validates the spiritual in our every day…
11: Manufacturing Burnout
Jun 7 • 29 min
Burnout is too consistent and recurring a phenomenon to be an accident. This episode explores the ways that systems actually create burnout in employees all over the country. —- Support this podcast:
10: The Unanswerable Question (plus guided meditation)
May 31 • 30 min
We all have a large, unanswerable question that drives us to pursue the path of our heart. This episode gives you tools to think about that question and also includes a guided meditation to help you visualize your path. —- Support this podcast:…
9: The Other Side of Fear
May 24 • 22 min
Tune into the final installment of the May Empowerment series: The Other Side of Fear —- Support this podcast:
8: Three Truths about Conflict
May 17 • 30 min
When you start to kick butt in your life conflict often arises as a byproduct. This third installment of the Empowerment Series helps you reframe conflict to see it as a positive vehicle for growth. —- Support this podcast:…
7: Foresight is 20/20
May 9 • 30 min
Tune in to the second installment of my May Empowerment series: setting a vision for your life —- Support this podcast:
6: That is How Important You Are
May 3 • 27 min
May’s theme is EMPOWERMENT. Today’s installment: Worthiness. Tune in for strategies and ideas for cultivating an enduring sense of self worth. —- Support this podcast:
Disobedience and the Fruit
May 3 • 28 min
Part two of the sweeping evolutionary lens of burnout: what disobedience means for defining selfhood. —- Support this podcast:
4: Free Will and Pomegranates
Apr 19 • 27 min
What does free will, pomegranates, the origin of the ego, human evolution, wall street, and John Milton have to do with burnout? Find out here! —- Support this podcast:
3: Defining Burnout
Apr 10 • 27 min
“Though usually regarded as the result of trying to give too much, burnout in my experience results from trying to give what I do not possess.” -Parker Palmer This episode takes a deep dive into defining burnout and touches on the first step toward…
2: Do what you came here to do
Apr 3 • 29 min
I believe we all arrive here with a divine purpose that is reflected in our strengths, desires and what we long to create. Burnout happens when we live outside of that purpose. I tell my story of realizing how my strengths desires and limitations led me…
1: At least we wouldn’t have to go into work tomorrow
Mar 27 • 28 min
Welcome to LIT: A Podcast for Combating Burnout. If you’re one of the 67% of Americans who reported feeling burned out on the job, this podcast is for you. Kate Newburgh is a former educator who has dedicated the past seven years to researching and…