Episode Summary

Ruby in conversation with entrepreneur and activist Samatha Moyo, on the mental health challenges of enacting social change ...

Episode Notes

In May 2019 (perfectly timed for Gemini season!) "burnout" was officially recognized as a syndrome by the World Health Organization—and in this episode Ruby talks to entrepreneur and activist Samantha Moyo about the high risk of burnout among social entrepreneurs.

When a passion project comes with an added layer of social responsibility, taking any time out can feel like it's not an option. As well as the "buck-stops-with-me" mentality and personal attachment that comes with running your own business, time off can lead to feelings of guilt and a sense of "letting others down"—leading to burnout, or even breakdown.

In this VERY IMPORTANT EPISODE, Ruby and Samantha also discuss:

-Samantha's own breakdown after exiting her last company—and how she recovered

-The inner and outer instability that comes with "being the change"

-Why slowing down and doing less is modeling a necessary societal shift

-Samatha's work with leading climate change initiative, Extinction Rebellion

-Self-care tips for social entrepreneurs and activists

Discover more about Samantha HERE, follow her on Instagram, and learn about the work she does with social entrepreneurs at Tamuka.co

About the Show

The Now Age is a conversation series from Ruby Warrington, author, speaker, and Founder of The Numinous. Join Ruby and her guests for insights and teachings on: modern spirituality, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, alternative healing, living "sober curious," conscious entrepreneurship, and staying human in a crazy social media world.