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Truly it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.—Meister Eckhart

Welcome to Transforming Burnout

If you or someone you know feels irritable, tired, and uninspired about their work, they may be suffering from burnout. Burnout at work is a pervasive problem. In a recent office study on stress, more than half the workers reported being stressed out on the job, and 77 percent said they feel burned out at work. In Transforming Burnout, we are proposing a simple guide to self-renewal. Learn more.

If burnout is the state of burning up all the reserves we had and then some, a spiritually focused life is the fuel that gives us endless reserves of courage, and the wisdom and will to stand firm, no matter what.” —Transforming Burnout: A Simple Guide to Self-Renewal by Alan Shelton, MD

“While most self-help books only tell you what you should do, Transforming Burnout offers Dr. Shelton’s practical advice and guidance on the specific steps to take to achieve real recovery.” David AcostaMD

“I have just finished reading your book “Transforming Burnout.”   Like most people these days, I wear many hats.  As a forty-eight year old full time college student, mother, wife, and business owner my life is very hectic, to say the least.  When I couldn’t fall back to sleep at 2:20 a.m., your book was calling to me from my nightstand so I picked it up and didn’t put it down until I was finished!  Your book has moved me on many levels.  I’m at a cross roads right now in my life and your words of wisdom have helped me tremendously. Thanks for giving me hope and helping me to refocus my energy on what I know to be true!”    - Julie A. Going, a rejuvenated reader

 

“Since human resources professionals are particularly susceptible to job burnout, I decided to feature my favorite book on the topic. I met Alan Shelton about two years ago while doing some teambuilding work with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, specifically in the Tribal Health Authority where he worked as Medical Director. Before meeting him I heard others express how beloved and respected he was among his subordinates and co-workers, and among patients. I was eager to meet this man and when I did, I was not disappointed. When I later discovered he had written a book, I rushed to purchase it and read it in one big gulp. It is a small book and written in an easily readable style.

Having personally experienced burnout, I related instantly with Dr. Shelton’s words. In this book, Dr. Shelton tells you of his experience with burnout and his journey out of it and his insights along the way. Not only that but he provides a clear guide for us to recover from and avoid burnout in our own lives and careers. He shows us how to do this by accessing and nourishing our spirituality in a manner that compliments our own beliefs, whatever they may be. Finally, he helps us reunite with our own gifts.

I highly recommend this book as a beautiful read and a useful guidebook for recovery.”-Lani Powell, SPHR

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There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.“ —Albert Einstein

Are You Burned Out?: Consider these questions.  
Are You Spiritually Connected?: Reflect on these questions.

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