Adapted from an interview on Sentinel Radio.

There is a way out of "burnout," stress on the job, and stress in our lives. And the way is through turning to God and discovering how much God loves each one of us, supports us in our journey, and helps us overcome challenges, whatever they may be.

Some time ago, while I was a single mother, I worked as a purchasing agent for a manufacturing company. With the demands of my job—I received upward of 50 phone calls per day—I really felt stressed and burned out every day. My routine included driving during rush hour, picking up my child from a baby sitter, feeling anxiety about my job, and hoping that I could be the best, most loving and patient mom while sticking to a tight schedule. I wondered when I'd be able to catch up and have what I considered a normal life. In addition, I began to develop stomach pains and had to deal with fears about this physical ailment.

January 11, 2010

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