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Burn Out

  • anonymous Asks ...

    I am in burnout mode. I need your opinion. Should I seek medication, marijuana, or work with a counselor?

  • Jim LaPierre Says ...
    Jim LaPierre

    Hi and thanks for your question - Ive always viewed burn out as a product not of what we do, but of what we do not do. As the expression goes, "You cannot pour from an empty cup." I have found that the cost of not accepting my limitations is that I gradually become depleted and burn out is not only exhausting, it's emotionally devastating. I am biased, but I recommend getting a counselor because it affords you an objective perspective on where you're at and input on how your life might change for the better. Invest in you! I don't judge marijuana or medication but in my experience, neither prevent burn out. Really great self care and connection to good people does. Best of luck to you!

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