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Episode 16 – Pierre Zimmerman on Addressing Burnout

We can’t help animals if we ourselves are not okay. Taking care of your mental health and well-being is essential to avoid burnout. In this episode, I interview Pierre Zimmerman, a Buddhist chaplain and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction instructor. We discuss the impact of stress on different aspect of behavior and approaches for handling stress and uncertainty. Drawing parallels from animal behavior, Pierre explains how mindfulness can foster compassion, empathy, and better communication. Set aside some time and give yourself the gift of listening to this episode here – you won’t regret it!

If you’d like to learn more, check out Pierre’s new bookFacing Cancer with an Attitude, Beyond Survivorship

 

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