In this episode, Gloria and her expert guests discuss the impact mental health has on our work and personal lives. They identify symptoms of anxiety and depression, share mental health priorities, and provide resources to remedy stress and to maintain mental health. Today’s guests include Megan Dalla-Camina and Inger Burnett-Zeigler. Megan is a Co-Founder, CEO, and author of a new book: Simple, Soulful, Sacred: A Woman’s Guide to Clarity, Comfort, and Coming Home. Inger Burnett-Zeigler is a licensed clinical psychologist, associate professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and author of the upcoming book, Unbreakable: Trauma, Love and the Emotional Lives of Black Women.
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- Simple, Soulful, Sacred: A Woman’s Guide to Clarity, Comfort, and Coming Home to Herself, by Megan Dalla-Camina
- Unbreakable, by Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler (expected release date of 2020)
That experience of needing something more, of feeling down or stressed or overwhelmed is also a very normative experience among black women and all women.
We all have moments of not weakness, but of humanity when we are experiencing a hard time and that is normal.
Taking care of yourself is the new way of being strong.
The office of women’s health here in the US says that one in five women have experienced mental health conditions in the past year such as depression or anxiety.
Sleep for our mental health I believe is absolutely the number one tool.
Those what we call changes in functioning are the real signs that we are moving from kind of a normative depression and anxiety to something that’s on the upper end of the continuum that would require more professional help.
How can you drop in moments of stillness just to check in with yourself? Rather than thinking about an hour at the spa which I think we would all really enjoy. How can you have five minutes outside to slow yourself down.
In this era when we are more connected but more disconnected than we have ever been, we can feel so, so isolated.
GLORIA FELDT is the New York Times bestselling author of several books including No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, a sought-after speaker and frequent contributor to major news outlets, and the Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead. People has called her “the voice of experience,” and among the many honors she has been given, Vanity Fair called her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers,” and Glamour chose her as a “Woman of the Year.”
As co-founder and president of Take The Lead, a leading women’s leadership nonprofit, her mission is to achieve gender parity by 2025 through innovative training programs, workshops, a groundbreaking 50 Women Can Change The World immersive, online courses, a free weekly newsletter, and events including a monthly Virtual Happy Hour program and a Take The Lead Day symposium that reached over 400,000 women globally in 2017.