Episode 112

Morra Aarons-Mele on Overcoming Professional Anxiety and Burnout


Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of the social impact agency Women Online and an expert online marketer. She is the author of the bestselling book Hiding In The Bathroom, and her writing has been published in Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Oprah Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and more. She’s also the host of The Anxious Achiever podcast, presented by Harvard Business Review, and recently delivered a TED Talk entitled “3 Steps to Stop Remote Work Burnout.”

Three Key Things You’ll Learn:

1. How to talk about mental health in the workplace.
2. How to cope with anxiety and uncertainty during COVID-19.
3. Avoiding burnout while working from home.

Learn More about Morra
Morra’s Website
Morra’s Podcast – HBR’s The Anxious Achiever
Morra’s Book – Hiding In The Bathroom
Morra’s TED Talk
Follow Morra: Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook

Topics in the Episode

  • How Morra started her career, beginning in the film industry (2:50)
  • Morra’s decision to quit corporate America and start her own agency (6:05)
  • Why Morra calls herself to be an Anxious Introvert, and what that means for her (10:45)
  • Facing anxiety and discussing mental health at work during Covid-19 (15:45)
  • Avoiding overworking and burnout during the pandemic (25:50)
  • A mistake Morra has made, and what she learned from it (35:05)
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