Episode 106: Expanding Energy Levels and Negotiating Salary Mindset with Brandy Marba [Interview]

In this episode of the Burnt Out to Lit Up Podcast, Brandy talks about seven energy levels that have a core thought, feeling and emotion that goes with it. These energy levels impact how we show up at work, in our personal lives, in our relationships- everywhere. THE SEVEN ENERGY LEVELS The first energy level is victimhood, which is something we can feel where we’re at the mercy of a situation- for example, when you Read more…

How to Work Through Trauma with Alyssa Mancao, LCSW

In this Burnt Out to Lit Up Podcast interview, I chat with Alyssa Mancao, LCSW all about trauma.  Trauma is anything that overwhelms our capacity to cope. Big T’s are the wars, violence, the things you see on TV. The Little T’s are things that can happen everyday- i.e. the shame you get when your teacher gives you an odd look when you ask a question. We’ve all experienced trauma to some degree- whether or Read more…

The Deep-Rooted Causes of Burnout with Dr. Robert Pearl MD [interview]

We know that burnout is a deeply-rooted problem within our healthcare system. Yet, the term ‘burnout’ has received some backlash from different healthcare professionals online. Burnout has been a well-defined construct for over 30 years- it consists of emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and decreased self-efficacy. What has happened is that the term ‘burnout’ has been frequently misused to deflect the causes and responsibility of burnout from the organization/system to the individual. Burnout is a byproduct of Read more…

Ep 103: How to Fail Forward, Fail Fast, and Fail Often

What would you do if you knew you were going to fail? Did you just do a double-take? Because the typical question is “What would you do if you knew you knew you couldn’t fail?” This is a tough question to answer because we don’t want to fail. We are taught that failure is bad. If you fail, you’re a loser. When we experience failure, it hurts. At one point or another in our lives Read more…

Why You Need a Work Wellness Kit

WORK WELLNESS 101 Work wellness is not a new concept, but it’s received a lot more attention lately. With toxic work environments, burnout, bullying, and other negative things that impact the health and well-being of employees, it’s a good thing that organizations are paying more attention to these critical issues. We created a simple and ~free~ wellness starter kit for healthcare professionals to use at work. The starter kit includes a few key items. First, Read more…

How to Handle a Toxic Work Environment

Being a toxic work environment can yield devastating consequences. It’s important to navigate a toxic work environment, especially in healthcare smoothly so that you stay away from drama. Most often, it may be best for you to leave that job because your mental well-being and health matters the most. Enjoy this little infographic! Join our bi-weekly Collective Newsletter to get our fav stories, recs, tips, and resources to get your week off to a fresh Read more…

Episode 099: How to Succeed in Healthcare and Words of Wisdom with Wali Khan, RN, BSN

How to succeed in healthcare? Wali shares his words of wisdom about that and how to be a better human. Wali is a trauma nurse working in the heart of the west side in Chicago. He never thought he would be where he is at right now. He got into nursing five years ago. As a staff nurse eight months into his career, he experienced burnout and did not enjoy that role. He found out Read more…

Episode 098: How to Side Hustle in Healthcare with The Athlete Engineers

Side hustles are popular- they’re IN right? In healthcare, many professionals are developing side hustles and working full-time or part-time shifts to create more balance in their lives and do the things most meaningful to them. These two full-time physical therapy students didn’t wait to get out of school to begin their healthcare side hustle. They began their side hustle together and gave their best advice on how to start your own side hustle in Read more…

Episode 097: The Real Truth Behind Rising Healthcare Costs with Michael Menerey

What is reason behind rising healthcare costs? How do healthcare costs impact healthcare professionals and patients? Healthcare professionals are experiencing burnout across the nation, and one of the reasons behind that are decreased reimbursements and increased time demands. We are being asked to do the same with less or fewer resources. Why aren’t our salaries going up when hospitals are making millions? Good news- we brought Michael Menerey on the show to talk about the Read more…