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Advanced Parenting with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, MD - Episode 2
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Advanced Parenting with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin, MD - Episode 2

I was so happy to connect with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin MD, a psychiatrist whose focus is on women’s mental health. In this episode we talk about parental burnout.

I was so happy to connect with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin MD, a psychiatrist whose focus is on women’s mental health. Pooja is also a writer who is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and her book titled Real Self-Care: A Transformative Program for Redefining Wellness (Crystals, Cleanses, and Bubble Baths Not Included) was recently published! She is also the founder of Gemma, the first EdTech platform focused on women's mental health, impact and equity. In this episode we talk about parental burnout. 

We discuss:

  1. The definition of burnout

  2. How to recognize burnout in yourself or others

  3. Why parental mental health is important

  4. What to do if you’re struggling with burnout or difficult emotions such as grief

You can find Pooja on Instagram @poojalakshmin, and for more information on Pooja and her work, you can check out her website

My new book Advanced Parenting will be out April 11, 2023. It is now available for pre-order!

If you like this episode, you can read more about these topics in Advanced Parenting. Chapters most relevant to this episode include 1, 6, 9, 11, and 13. 

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