New York Times: When Stress Flirts with Burnout


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Summary of Article

Today’s highly stressful workplaces are causing an increase in employee burnout. This stress-induced burnout can not only cause job fatigue, but also lead to physical symptoms like insomnia, headaches, chest pain, and anxiety. Stress can also keep us in constant fight or flight response which floods our bodies with cortisol and adrenaline.

There is a way to lower the stress hormones in our bodies and it only takes a few minutes. Meditating for several minutes at least twice a day, and especially when you’re overwhelmed, can greatly reduce stress hormones in the body. Meditation also increases endorphins, which are natural painkillers. In this New York Times article, I share the benefits of meditating. It is an easy way for us to calm the mind and body when feelings of stress and overwhelm take over.

Read the full article on New York Times here.


Judith Orloff, MD is a New York Times bestselling author with the upcoming book The Genius of Empathy: Practical Skills to Heal Yourself, Your Relationships and the World (Foreword by the Dalai Lama). She has also written The Empath’s Survival Guide and Thriving as an Empath, which offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people. She integrates the pearls of conventional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, empathy, energy medicine, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice and online internationally. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA, TEDx U.S. and TEDx Asia. More information about Dr. Orloff’s Empathy Training Programs for businesses, The Empath Survival Guide Online Course and speaking schedule at

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