Episode 13: Women’s Mental Health, with Dr. Bella Smith

The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on women. The majority are overwhelmed, exhausted and zombie-walking through the blur work and home, now a boundary-less mush. Maybe self-care has dropped off. Maybe your sleep and hormones are out of whack. 

Women are more at risk than ever for declining mental health and burnout.

Enter Dr Bella Smith, a GP with more than 2 decades of experience in the National Health Service. 

We talk symptoms of burnout (such a slippery fish, this one). She shares the fascinating hormonal angle, which I didn’t have on the radar when I skidded into my own burnout.

It’s time to change those ingrained scripts of perfectionism and overachieving and become better advocates for our precious bodies. We’ve got nowhere else to live. It’s time to own that reality.

Bella takes us behind the GP’s curtain of how she, as a mom with a big, stressful job, creates boundaries that keep her out of burnout. You need to know this.

Hit play. Your wellbeing will thank you.



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