51 minutes | Sep 21, 2020

Can't Even: How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation with Anne Helen Petersen

Anne Helen Petersen is the author of "Can't Even: How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation" and joins the Therapy For Real Life Podcast for a discussion of the systems that cause burnout. Petersen describes the sensation of burnout as life’s "one long never-ending to-do list." The author previously described her personal experience with burnout in a 2019 BuzzFeed piece that went viral and provoked tired sighs of recognition around the world. Host Anna Lindberg Cedar MPA, LCSW talks with Petersen about why millennials get blamed for their own burnout, what’s lacking in current definitions of burnout, and why burnout has become so pervasive. Petersen shares examples of ways to resist burnout culture by creating mutual aid and systems of sustainability. This is not therapy. This is Real Life. Therapy For Real Life. Learn more: TherapyForRealLife.com and WorkshopsForRealLife.com .
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