In this episode of The Power of Your Story Podcast, Sanne Thijssen talks to Girls’ Globe founder Julia Wiklander about overcoming advocacy burnout, dealing with stress and finding balance in work and personal life. The Power of Your Story is a podcast produced in partnership with SayItForward.org – the platform where every woman & girl is encouraged to share her remarkable and unique story of overcoming the fears, personal beliefs, or circumstances that have held her back.


“This problem is bigger than me. If I can overcome this and help other people to overcome this, I will come out much stronger.” 

Sanne shares her experience of burnout and finding what she needs for self care. As a young women, early in her career, she was going at 110% and didn’t understand what was happening. It was a hit to her self-esteem, but still she shared her story and found the help she needed. Sanne talks about the power of stories and describes how sharing her own with others helped her move forward.

We can all relate to the feeling of being overwhelmed and stressed out. We are living in a world that constantly bombards us with information. It’s ever more difficult to navigate our own self care. Julia and Sanne talk about disconnecting from social media and filtering the input in their lives. Sanne shares how she has come to understand the stressors that led to her burnout. She also talks about the importance of authenticity in her life today.

“Stay grounded in your authenticity. Knowing what you stand for and why you stand for things is really important these days.”

Find all the episodes of The Power of Your Story here and in your favorite podcast apps. Sayitforward.org is full of inspirational stories from women and girls around the world. If you’d like to share your story too, you can do so today, in your own words, in any language.

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Category: Mental Health    Wellness
Tagged with: advocacy burnout    burnout stress syndrome    Mental Health    Sanne Thijssen    self care

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