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 the New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her latest book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with its companion The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s 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 and has a TEDX talk. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive HealingExplore more information about her Empath Support Online course and speaking schedule on

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