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Beyond the Couch Ep 20: Surviving Burnout within Ourselves & with Others with Dr. Priyanka Upadhyaya

This week, Christie chats with Dr. Priyanka Upadhyaya about burnout and the effect of chronic stress on our minds, bodies and emotions especially through the pandemic. While illustrating how burnout bleeds into every other part of our lives, Dr. Upadhyaya offers insights on grounding in micro-moments, cultivating equitable partnerships, and setting boundaries with toxic work environments. Additionally, she highlights the importance of nourishing our spiritual selves as well as pursuing happiness through daily acts of purpose and meaning.

Dr. Upadhyaya (she/her) is a South Asian psychologist with a passion in helping people navigate the challenges in love and life, transforming them into living their best life and becoming their best selves. She uses evidence-based approaches with life experience and wisdom from mind-body-spiritual practices in her work with individuals and couples. Connect with her online or via email at

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