Welcome to The Culture of Burnout blog!


Hi everyone and welcome to the culture of burnout blog!

We’re so excited to launch this new platform. We want to continue discussions, share insights, and provide helpful tips for your particular journey with burnout. 

Whether you’ve read “The Culture of Burnout” or not, we know this blog will be able to help you. It will help you better understand why America has a culture of burnout, and why your exhaustion is not your fault. 

Before we get into any of the juicy material, let us introduce ourselves!

Two White women, smiling at the camera. They are holding glasses of champagne. The woman on the left has red hair with a bun on top of her head. She is wearing a read top and black glasses. The woman on the right is wearing a blue sweatshirt, she has a read hair band and black, curly hair.
Kristen (left) and Erin (right) celebrating the day we published our book (and flew to Ireland)! Shout out to the American Airlines B-C Lounge in the Philadelphia International Airport for their free champers!

Meet The Burnout Ladies

We are Kristen and Erin. *waves* We are best friends and business partners, and we run the corporate training firm Abbey Research. Our highly interactive and educational based trainings focus on employee engagement and retention. We are educators with social science PhDs, who firmly believe that empathy is a superpower. 

Kristen (MSW, M.Div, PhD) is an award winning four time TEDx speaker, international educator, and researcher. She has two decades of experience in helping people understand the beauty in difference, and the power in inclusivity. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, where they are surrounded by piles of books and several video game consoles.  

Erin (MA, PhD) is a researcher, international educator, and tea enthusiast. She has over a decade of experience in cultivating curiosity in herself and others. She lives in Pittsburgh with her mother, cat, and international gin collection. 

We are also the best-selling authors of “The Culture of Burnout: Why Your Exhaustion is Not Your Fault.”The book is available in Kindle and Paperback here: https://abbeyresearch.biz/buybook

What To Expect

It may sound cliche to say that this book was a passion project, but it’s true. We are both in burnout recovery – for different reasons and with different symptoms. As we started to research for the book, we discovered the “why” behind America’s culture of burnout. We also learned how it was preventing people from finding true understanding and healing. 

From tips on recovering from burnout, to conversations about whether it’s possible to achieve work-life balance, we want this blog to be a gathering place for productive conversations about burnout. 

We’ll be coming at you twice a week for the foreseeable future. If you don’t want to miss any news from us – from book signings and festivals to new projects – sign up for our newsletter here: https://bit.ly/COBnewsletter

Until next time, may you remember that you are a human being, not a human doing, and you deserve to rest. 

All the best, 

Erin + Kristen

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