#ThatBlackCouple Season 4 Episode 8 – 4/20 Justice and Burnout

Jenn and Daren highlight the dangers of burnout and how this can have heightened impacts for marginalized communities in this 4/20 themed episode. While many people think that sleeping in over the weekend can cure their burnout, the side effects of burnout can extend for anywhere from one year to ten years. This is why it is so important to prioritize self-care today. Within this conversation, they discuss the recent work of Tricia Hersey (Rest is Resistance) and Dr. Arline T Geronimus (Weathering).

They also make a case for the decriminalization of marijuana and justice for those currently incarcerated for weed-related offenses while pointing out how beneficial marijuana can be for mental health. The main takeaway from this episode is how important it is to figure out what your best mental health care plan is and to exercise it without shame.

Reference Material:
* Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey – https://amzn.to/3Lvp7Yk
* Weathering: The Extraordinary Stress of Ordinary Life in an Unjust Society by Dr. Arline T Geronimus – https://amzn.to/3Lvpjqw
* How to Recover From Burnout With 14 Exercises & Treatments – https://positivepsychology.com/how-to-recover-burnout/#duration
* Burnout Prevention and Treatment – https://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/burnout-prevention-and-recovery.htm

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Podcast Summary:
This is an accidentally funny podcast about the realities of Blackness and adult life. We do “adult” differently. We are That Black Couple.
Our goal is to create a space for Black millennials to discuss and embody adult life on their own terms. We aren’t beholden to “traditional” gender or parenting roles, queerness is fluid and present in the ways we show up in our relationships and in the world, and we want to build community with other 30-something Black folx who are trying to figure this ish out.

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