This week on It’s OK that You’re Not OK:
Overachieving as a cry for help: with Laurel Braitman
Lots of smart, high achieving people learned to greet pain with stoicism: by being mature and responsible, even as kids.
But what happens when you can’t maintain the facade of having your sh*t entirely together? Do you ever get to be less than Super Human?
In this episode we cover:
- Perfectionism as a coping mechanism for all kinds of emotional wounds
- Is distraction bad for you?
- When the worst has already happened, how do you control your anxiety?
- Is there any good way to tell kids that someone they love is dying?
- Working within systems where vulnerability is punished (looking at you, medicine & law)
- How medical aid in dying has changed over the years
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About our guest:
Laurel Braitman is a New York Times bestselling author – her new book, What Looks Like Bravery: An Epic Journey Through Loss to Love, is out now. She’s the founder of Writing Medicine, a global community of writing healthcare professionals, and the Director of Writing and Storytelling at the Medical Humanities and the Arts Program at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Find her at laurelbraitman.com and on IG @laurel_braitman.
- Writing Medicine – Laurel Braitman’s global writing community for healthcare workers
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