It’s been a year of testing so much for all of us.
Bernie and I catch up on how we’re making it through parenting and trying to stay distant (and connected) during COVID, which is relentless.
We also discuss the election stress, our self care plans, and why we need to “complete our stress cycles” — something we learned by reading the book Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski.
Get a replay of some key advice from our podcast chat on Body Shame Burnout with the authors originally aired in May 2019, including how the Patriarchy keep “human giver syndrome” and the “bikini industrial complex” alive and well — and oppressing you, making you stressed, sick, and spiraling toward Burnout.
Listen here to Episode 161 here:
- Burnout: The secret to solving the stress cycle – book website
- Emily’s previous appearance on Body Kindness: Why Women Fake Orgasms
About Emily & Amelia
Emily Nagoski, Ph.D., is a sex educator and author of Come As You Are: The surprising new science that will transform your sex life. Her job is to travel all over the world, training therapists, medical professionals, college students, and the general public about the science of women’s sexual wellbeing.
Amelia Nagoski, D.M.A. (it stands for Doctorate of Musical Arts), is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music at Western New England University. Her job is to run around waving her arms and making funny noises and generally doing whatever it takes to help singers get in touch with their internal experience.
Bernie Salazar is a recovering chronic dieter and former contestant on Season 5 of NBC’s The Biggest Loser. Realizing that you can’t hate yourself healthy, Bernie has been a student of the body kindness philosophy for over three years. You can follow his journey to self-acceptance on the Body Kindness Learn & Grow series where, under the guidance of his mentor and friend Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN he’s worked to unpack both his experience on and off the Biggest Loser. Finally embracing that his true, happy and healthy self was always meant to have a fat body, he encourages others to practice body kindness and work to heal our relationships with ourselves.
Most recently, he’s co-founded Uniting Soles, a shoe company with a conscious, where he is working to unite souls with Soles. Witnessing first hand how providing a person a helping hand, can help to transform their current situation; Bernie is committed to serving others. No longer able to stand idly by as families are being separated at our southern borders, he’s co-founded Uniting Soles to assist organizations in reuniting families and to provide aid to those groups fighting for immigration law reform and family reunification.
Follow his journey on the Body Kindness Learn & Grow series.