Dr. Sunitha Chandy, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Founder of Artesian Collaborative, returns to the show to talk about ways we can recover after expending all of our energy and resilience running life’s great marathons (for example, coming out of a global pandemic).

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Time Codes:

(1:33) Meet Dr. Sunitha Chandy
(2:23) Emerging from the pandemic was a marathon, not a sprint (O’Brien’s experience)
(4:30) Some people were struggling before the pandemic
(5:43) How do we get back to baseline after something like a pandemic?
(6:47) How was it for Dr. Chandy getting back to her first big event post-COVID?
(7:18) What are our physiological needs, and how did the pandemic help us learn those limits?
(9:05) What do grit and resiliency look like in the current circumstance?
(10:34) What if I am not up to doing more hard things?
(11:11) Self-reflection and self-doubt about our own grittiness during the pandemic
(12:46) How do we refill the “resiliency tank”?
(16:44) Ice bath/sauna; physical/mental reset (ask O’Brien for more details)
(20:39) How can we reconnect with friends in a meaningful way?
(23:23) What can we communicate intentionally with people we care about?
(24:26) People are feeling disconnected
(27:22) When is it time to stop ruminating and start pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone?
(29:49) The importance of play