Brené with Emily and Amelia Nagoski on Burnout and How to Complete the Stress Cycle
October 14, 2020

Brené with Emily and Amelia Nagoski
on Burnout and How to Complete the Stress Cycle

Burnout. We’re all experiencing it and we’re all desperate for a way through it. In this episode, I talk to Drs. Emily and Amelia Nagoski about what causes burnout, what it does to our bodies, and how we can move through the emotional exhaustion. This has been a game-changer for me and for my family!


Guest Info

Emily and Amelia Nagoski

Emily and Amelia NagoskiEmily Nagoski, Ph.D., is a sex educator and author of the New York Times bestseller, Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life. Her job is to teach people to live with confidence and joy in their bodies. Amelia Nagoski, D.M.A. (it stands for Doctorate of Musical Arts), is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music at Western New England University. Her job is to run around waving her arms and making funny noises and generally doing whatever it takes to help singers get in touch with their internal experience. In that way, her work is very much like Emily’s. Emily’s Masters’ degree is in counseling and Amelia’s is in choral conducting; one day they realized they both got graduate degrees in how to listen and feel feelings, which maybe says something about their childhood?

They both live in New England with a variety of cats, dogs, and spouses. Yes, they’re twins. Yes, they’re identical. Yes, one time they pretended to be each other; it did not go well.


Emily Nagoski shares 3 favorite songs. Click to listen now on Spotify
Amelia Nagoski shares 5 favorite songs. Click to listen now on Spotify

Show Notes

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress CycleBurnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski Ph.D. and Amelia Nagoski, D.M.A

Burnout. We all feel it, and it’s time to end the cycle of feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Instead of asking us to ignore the very real obstacles and societal pressures that stand between women and well-being, this book explains with compassion and optimism what we’re up against—and show us how to fight back. With the help of eye-opening science, prescriptive advice, and helpful worksheets and exercises, all women will find something transformative in these pages—and will be empowered to create positive change.


Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski Ph.D.

Staff BurnOut by Herbert J. Freudenberger

Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne

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