Podcast Episode 007, Your Best Self: How to Make Mental Health a Priority for Your Success

Episode Summary:

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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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.

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