Burnout to Breakthrough

Are you a candidate for burnout?

Burnout can be difficult to recover from. The best cure, is prevention. Take this test and find out how your emotional health rates.

Burnout is not a disease. It's a thirst for “wholeness”.

A clear, accurate understanding of burnout is important for clinical and recovery practice. But because burnout has only been officially classified in 2019, most burnout centers are working with outdated ideologies relative to burnout, and not run by people who have themselves experienced it or who have been educated on this subject.
Our work (and this page) is devoted to sharing ideas, tools and resources sourced from our personal recovery that aim to help you leverage your burnout to thrive.

our philosophy on happiness in a nutshell

Shit happens...

Even to the best of us. If you fight against it, it escalates and eventually hits the fan. That's where it wreaks havoc on relationships, you burn out, fall prey to depression and addictions, or become stuck.

Our formula helps you turn shit into SH(i)FTs. Without the “i”! Can you guess why?

We have it all, yet we have nothing at all

Everywhere I looked, from the European Union, the United Arab Emirates to the United States, I found compelling evidence that we were all united. United by a common foible, which I believe may be more of a curse: The single-minded pursuit of wealth which leads smart people to squander the things that money can't buy.

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Universal Basic Income: No Strings Attached

Our homage to the virtuousness of being busy is causing a great deal of harm in the world.
Ten million employees fall ill each year as a direct consequence of stress at work in Europe. In the Netherlands, burnout is the number one occupational illness. One in seven people—more than a million employees—report burnout symptoms each year.

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War & Peace Of The Mind​

“I worked hard for years out of plain fear and ignorance and also to impress women and have the funds to take them to restaurants that serve poached salmon with a light saffron sauce on a bed of roses and then bring them home to Tara and when they say, “Wow! What a big house you have!” to say, “Come in and let me show you my art.” Garrison Keillor, Time Magazine, 2001

"Wow, this is really a thoughtful and thought-provoking book. Ina clearly identifies the massive and growing problem of work disaffection, and then proposes some radical but practical shifts in leadership style and organizational structure. I highly recommend!"
Stephen Gilligan
PhD, author of The Hero’s Journey
"Ina draws on her vast experience across political systems and business to unravel the myths of motivation and stress. Burnout to Breakthrough puts both in historic perspective. Employers should stop trying to motivate employees and start encouraging engagement and autonomy to prosper.”
Edmond Hilhorst
Founder of Independer.nl