Paths to Personal Sustainability: On Belonging, Burnout, and Building New Realities

Have you ever thought, “I want to live my life in the worst way possible?” Of course not. We all strive to do our best each day, but burnout strikes when we are doing just that: Working hard to be our best selves. It leaves us feeling broken and lost. Burnout forces us to confront a harsh reality: we can no longer do what we used to do or be who we once were. It’s a call for change—a call to reinvent ourselves in the same old circumstances that led us to burnout in the first place.

Imagine trying to navigate life while feeling suspended in a personal limbo. Everything that once provided certainty and predictability, including our own mind and identity, feels out of reach. 

How do you rebuild yourself in these same circumstances that once broke you? 

How do you learn to trust your decisions again? 

How do you discover your new needs and set better boundaries when you’re still figuring out what personal sustainability means for you?

In this week’s episode, we dive deep into these tough questions. Join us for a powerful conversation about shifting perspectives, finding hope, and building resilience in the face of burnout. We’ll explore what true bravery looks like when you’re in the midst of struggle. It’s a rich and essential discussion, and we can’t wait for you to be a part of it.

**Join the conversation. Let’s redefine bravery together.**


00:00 Introduction to Bravery and Personal Sustainability

03:04 Meet Karina Gunnarsdottir

07:30 Understanding Burnout and Personal Growth

09:55 The Concept of Belonging

15:48 Bravery and Vulnerability

20:47 Exploring a Humane Society

23:10 Gratitude and Spiritual Health

27:36 Parenting Yourself and Playfulness

31:35 Bravery and Emotional Intelligence

34:37 Collaboration and Innovation

36:56 Final Thoughts and Call to Action

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About Nic

Nic is a Designer, turned Cultural Adaptation Coach, turned Positive Psychology Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator.

She lived in 7 different countries, on three different continents, speaks 6 languages, and an avid advocate for the Inner Development Goals and on a mission to help design belonging and raise hope for all.

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