EP15: Depression & How to Live Life as a Superhero with Booth Andrews

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About Booth Andrews

Booth Andrews helps build strong, effective, resilient leaders and humans by acting as a mentor and guide through strategic coaching, consulting, educational programs and public speaking. She has 20 years of experience leading individuals, teams and organizations through strategic, operational, and cultural growth and transformation.

In This Episode

Booth  was that mom that seemed to balance it all between her work as a CEO of Girl scouts of America, training for triathlons, and taking care of her family. When her body tried to get her to slow down she pushed harder until she finally hit a wall. She was physically and emotionally empty. She had to stop running and start healing. 

Booth shares with us how she went from being a successful CEO with Girl Scouts of America to struggling to get through the day from the weight of depression and post-traumatic stress. We talk about mental health, suicide, and what you can do help someone who is in distress. Listen in as booth shares her battle with mental health and how instead of wearing the stigma of shame she wears a superhero cape.

Find Booth at: boothandrews.com  / Facebook / Linkedin / Twitter 

Don’t be afraid to show someone the “kinks in your armor”.

 

Take-Aways: 

  • Make sure that what you are doing resonates with you on a deeper level and reflects your true self.
  • Build relationships within your community.
  • Live without fear and remember that you do not have to be perfect to be loved.
  • Give yourself GRACE!
  • Pay attention to physical cues. Your body can only hold so much, and it will let you know when you need to focus more on self-care.
  • Reconnect with yourself, even the parts that feel “unsafe”.
  • Don’t be afraid of your own mental health or that of others.
  • To help someone who may be struggling with mental health you should:  a)pay attention to subtle changes in work performance, appearance, and even if they begin running late more than usual, b) open a one-on-one dialogue with them in order to connect, and c) let them know they are seen, heard, and matter.
  • Take the time to look at someone and say, “I believe in you, and I am going to show up for you and with you.”

"Girls want to lead because they want to make a difference."

RESOURCES

“The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk. Get it here.