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Today we are chatting with Lindsay about Burnout As An Entrepreneur- how to spot the signs, ways to deal with burnout and how you can build a life that doesn’t stress you out all the time. 

Lindsay Tuttle is a family nurse practitioner, mind body spirit release practitioner and holistic health practitioner focused on the whys behind the whats when it comes to health, wealth and relationships. She has worked in health and wellness nearly 20 years, helping women and families navigate healing the roots to Chronic symptoms and feeling stuck. Lindsay created the Recalibration Method to transform the healing process utilizing mind body spirit release, metaphysical and quantum practices and bioenergetics.

Welcome to the show Lindsay

Holistic life is really choosing to embody that change and that self-trust, getting to know yourself more and what feels best for you.

– Lindsay Tuttle, Founder and Holistic Health Practitioner of Lindsay Tuttle NP

Here’s what you can expect to hear in this episode:

  • Lindsay’s story and journey 
  • What burnout means to her
  • The connection of mind, body, and spirit
  • Creating a wholistic life  

Can you share your path getting you to this point where you’re using the recalibration method and finding this approach to helping people?

It’s kind of wild that I’m here because this is very different than what I ever thought I’d be doing, so. I mean, my background is in nursing. I have my bachelor’s and master’s in nursing and I kind of envisioned my life being a bedside nurse and then just climbing the corporate ladder of being a chief nursing officer or just being able to be a nurse practitioner in a hospital. 

And then going through my own health journey, I just realized that I needed to forge a new path. And I think that is the purpose of anything really that comes up in our health or relationships, anything that reroutes us in a sense, or it’s like almost like a forced pivot. It’s like, okay, hard stop. You can’t go this way. You got to go a different way. 

And that’s definitely what happened with my own life and my own health journey is, you know, I was in nursing school or actually I was in my master’s program when I started dealing with debilitating health issues. But to be honest with you, Bethany, like if I really looked back, you know, symptoms are really a late form of illness and I really had a lot of dysregulation leading up to that point. 

I was very addicted to the grind, to the hustle. I had burnt the midnight oil for years and years and years, I was a marathon runner. I just didn’t have any sort of work-life balance. So when I actually started dealing with symptoms, which wound up being diagnosed as Lyme disease, later it would be chronic fatigue and mold illness and just the whole slew of names. 

But when I look back, I can see that the disharmony started a lot sooner and it just wound up accumulating later on. And so I find that I really started becoming really passionate about people finding the roots to what was going on with their health. 

And that was what happened in my own journey. And that evolved over time to really even digging into the emotional and spiritual roots when it came to health issues, when it came even to blocks, when it came to wealth and business and relationships and kind of these inner stories that we carry with us from childhood and even generationally that impact the way we show up.

Really studying the nervous system and you realize so many people are in burnout just so much related to a lot of their childhood stories and finding safety and security in being in a place of almost in depletion. 

There’s like a secondary gain that they finally get to rest when they burn out. You know, and we could talk about this. I mean, that’s why we’re here for a while. You know, there’s just this imbalance within a lot of the work that I see today. 

That’s this push and grind and really putting women in this masculine energy cycle that we’re not meant to be in. You know, our site, our energy cycle is very different than the 24 hour male cycle. And we’re really on that and I think we have to be the thought and industry leaders in leading women a different way. 

And so I feel very passionate in the work I do to help women really unlearn a lot of these patterns that are not just impacting their health, but also their relationships and their business. Many people I work with are very successful in what they do, and this is all very intertwined.

What does burnout mean to you? How is someone going to identify burnout versus just being tired? How can you identify the root causes?

I love that question because you’re so right. We’ve come to identify burnout with different symptoms that people are experiencing when it comes to like fatigue or tired, you know, or people are craving coffee, which, you know, I have coffee right by me right now, but I love my coffee. 

So that said, you know, how I see burnout is really where you just do not feel congruent and aligned in your life. I see burnout as being a place of feeling more irritable, more just unhappy, truly.

I was recently listening to a podcast done by Gabby Bernstein and MindBodyGreen just talking about what kind of the whole holistic health movement is missing and it’s the conversation around just well-being when it comes to joy and community and I mean these things are really the foundational pillars of health and life and so often are missing from our lives.

People in the entrepreneurial space often actually are different. It’s different than just showing in to clock in and clock out at some job, right? Like we’re, it’s a different experience. And I think that what I’ve seen burnout to be really is just people do not feel aligned with their life and they just don’t have the tools to know how to shift things. 

And also there’s a lot of fear that, just looking at this from a Chinese medicine perspective, even like there’s a lot of fear and fear is something that is actually held within the adrenals and the kidneys. 

And so, you know, speaking of adrenal fatigue or burnout, you know, like that is on an emotional level, very connected to fear and just that disconnection to self. 

So I think once we actually start working on bringing back the things that light you up and make you laugh and are just like, help you come alive, like that’s something I love to ask people too, is like what makes you come alive? 

Tapping back into that is going to help you come out of burnout, no matter what symptom comes up. Because I can tell you from having the experience of going through chronic fatigue, you know, a big thing that helped me get out of that was doing brain re-training work and nervous system regulation work and I had to learn how to have fun again in a sense.

And that may sound really simple but it really was that simple. It was like my homework was like laughing and you know dancing and doing things that were just not work like not in producer mode you know and I think a lot of the people that I work with they’ve actually forgotten how to do that or how to make time for that or how to not feel guilty about doing it. 

Like everybody I work with has the checklist. They’re like, I’m doing all the things, you know? And again, it comes down to that. It’s like we’re so conditioned to check the list, you know? 

And it’s like we forget how to just be, it’s almost getting very like childlike again, like kids get it so easily. 

They just know how to be uninhibited and free and just, you know, they’re in their own Zen, you know, and it’s like bringing that back, that part of yourself. And for some of us, you know, depending on what we went through in our childhood, we missed out on that. 

I dealt with some disorder through most of my childhood and so a big part of the healing journey for me was like almost kind of reconnecting with the younger version of myself to experience, do and live things that I just kind of missed out on, and like getting to give that to yourself. 

What’s the connection between mind, body, and spirit? 

You know it’s interesting. We were just talking about how truly, the pillars of nursing and medicine I mean, I can’t speak necessarily to like the doctorate path, but I’ll say with nursing is built upon the emotional and spiritual pieces. 

It’s actually one of the pillars of nursing. You know, and looking at mind, body, spirit, that is something that is so sacred and put in every single ancient health text. It’s this component of looking at all the layers. 

We’re very used to, from a western medicine first world perspective, of looking at just the allopathic model, which is really looking at the physical body and it can be very fragmented.

So it’s like when people say, I see my primary doctor and then I see my gastroenterologist for my stomach and then I see my dermatologist for my skin and you know like it’s very fragmented and when we’re looking at mind body spirit we’re looking at how all these parts are actually connected and we’re looking at the layer just beyond the physical. 

Because your body is actually 99.999% energy and 0.001% matter so there’s actually like the majority of your body is just energy and empty space and this is why if you look at the work of Dr. Omoto, who looked at frequencies of water and how emotions actually influenced water and even the growth of plants. 

We have all this research, and this is talked about in the book, Biology of Belief, by Dr. Bruce Lipton, we have all this research to show how our thoughts and beliefs actually influence our physical being. 

And so with looking at mind, body, spirit, we’re really looking at how our thoughts and beliefs actually direct energy within our body and that affects us physically. 

So we’re looking at all those layers, we’re not breaking up the body into different parts and it’s super important because in my experience that is often the missing piece for people who just haven’t, they’re feeling stuck or they haven’t just reached that next layer of healing.

That was my own experience. I literally, having gone through Lyme and I had I felt like I just couldn’t go past a certain point in my health until I started focusing on those deeper layers and really coming back to myself, finding alignment in my life. And then that kind of seeped into all these other areas, right? It’s really shifting your cellular frequency.

How do you define wholistic life? 

So I really think with that, there’s a couple factors I would even break this down with. So, because I think we tend to define holistic life and wellbeing, again, so much by what we do.

And I just did an email on this, within the holistic health world is, you know, what food am I avoiding? Or what, gadgets and gizmos I have in my house? What new protocol am I on or doing? 

There’s always a new trend and every year there’s just something new. What I really feel like is that holistic life is actually built upon self-trust. It’s built upon knowing what feels good to you and that’s probably not gonna look like what anybody else is doing per se and that’s okay. 

It’s also having such a deep trust. 

I actually, was just feeling a little off with my health, this was a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve just been doing deeper detox and working on some deeper layers. 

I was doing like myofascial work and t was interesting because I truly believe with health and with every part of our journey, we’ll be required to revisit like old containers as a new version of yourself and it’s like you just keep getting those old tests until you can pass them as the new version of yourself. 

But with that holistic life, it’s more so like a state of being where what I noticed in this change, during this experience was like I didn’t have any judgement towards myself of not getting things done that I would usually get done or resting more or doing things differently. 

So how I really feel like a holistic life is just having a deep inner knowing and self-trust of what feels good to you and what is building upon your own body’s wisdom and temple. I truly believe our bodies are sacred and that your body’s a self-healing mechanism. 

You can find this with different publications, but just talking about how, in a sense, the body regenerates itself every seven years when you look at how different cells regenerate within the body. And so when you think about it that way, it’s like I literally could become a new person every seven years, right? 

So you’re always evolving and changing. That is the only constant. So that holistic life is really choosing to embody that change and that self-trust, getting to know yourself more and what feels best for you and what feels like a way that you get to honor your being because you know that it’s sacred, right? 

So I think, it’s less about the things you’re doing. Again, I think that’s very much a program and conditioning we have from the get-go is that you don’t know your body and you also should be doing you know these 20 million things.

When we really erase that, again, it takes me back to the analogy I gave looking at kids. You know kids have such an awareness of they’re just being and they’re just knowing and they’re just playing and they’re just in their element of being curious and learning as they go. 

And for me, that’s a holistic life. That’s just very much a sense of peace and being.

Especially with women, I think there’s more this expectation, both societal and I think an inner expectation of how am I doing more? How am I creating more? How am I keeping up? 

And there’s nothing about that is really what is nurturing towards our bodies.

I see the pendulum swing like opposite ways where I believe that women can be successful as entrepreneurs and be great mothers and be great wives and just lead great lives and have that. 

I just really don’t believe in the even the term balance because I think it’s less about balance than it is just being really free of self-judgment along the way and just allowing yourself to learn and evolve and disconnect from these like societal expectations.

What’s the approach for “balancing” your work and your life?

I was just kind of reflecting on some things that I felt went well for me as an entrepreneur just this past month. And I was just recognizing how there’s a lot of things that I’m cultivating and creating right now. 

I’m a manifesting generator, human design. I always have to be I always have to be creating something. I can’t be boxed in. I feel like I am very good with ideas. At any given point, I could come up with like 20 ideas of things to do. The details part, not as fun for me.

But, I think that I just had this awareness in the past month that really was like a really great win for me, was just noticing that I felt like my family life was very harmonious among all the things going on. 

And I think that’s a really good measurement to use. I did honor myself by doing yoga more. I was pretty consistent with my yoga and I felt like my communication with my husband was really on point. And I felt like a lot more at ease with just the day-to-day changes that were coming up that just are constant, especially during the summer.

And that for me was a reflective tool. Like that is almost the measuring stick I use of just how well am I doing here? 

What I will say and I’m sure many listeners can relate is, when I just was really in this place, even five or six years ago, when I first started scaling different businesses and reaching six figures, I mean, I would just throw myself into burnout all the time. 

And truly the biggest loss at the time was the relationship with my spouse, because I just feel like I was really sacrificing every relationship in my life, because there just was this compulsive need to produce. I didn’t even know how to be offline. 

I actually, and this is a whole other little side tangent, but I’ll just mention, I finished this book recently called Dopamine Nation, and I’m blanking out on the author, but anyways, the premise of the book is just how our culture, never before have we been able to indulge more than we do now as a culture. 

Like we just have access on our fingertips. And as a result, we’re more used to getting that pleasure hit and pleasure response. That really impacts the pleasure pain balance within the body and dopamine, especially. 

Especially when you look at social media and just being online, which we are as entrepreneurs, so I think you just have to start using a different measuring stick for what that balance is in your life, you know, and start measuring it based off how has my mood been?

Have I made time for myself? How are my relationships right now? And that gives you the clarity of like, hey, I’m kind of on the right track. I think I am. 

So that’s what I would say to encourage people with knowing that balance or what they should be looking for. I will know for a fact for me when I notice myself getting more irritable or more short, I’m like, something’s off for me, back up a little bit. And it’s not just, sure I could supplement, my adrenals a bit more, but there’s something happening there that I need to just do a little bit of like self-reflection.

What are the layers or questions folks can ask themselves in the mind, body, spirit components to gauge how they are feeling? 

I think with the work I do, especially with mind, body, spirit, release, we’re looking at where are there trapped emotions or limited beliefs within the body? Where are there generational blocks, patterns, spiritual blocks within the body and then we work on clearing them. 

And I would say just even something that I highlighted in a recent masterclass that I did that’s just really the beginning steps is to really start having awareness of what stories you constantly hear yourself telling yourself, you know? 

Because essentially, so to give some perspective here, your neuroception, so how you even perceive everything within your environment is created at a young age. And so we start gauging what feels safe and what doesn’t feel safe in those first few years of life and as a result that completely shapes our reality as adults. 

Your nervous system has really formed those first few years of life, you’re sharing fields with your parents and caregivers. And so, you know, it’s really important to look at and ask yourself the question of, what stories do I find myself continuing to tell myself that are clearly not serving me? 

Like when it comes to exercise, when it comes to health, when it comes to anything, business, whatever, because I work with a lot of people where they’re actually working with me specifically when it comes to business and they just feel really stuck with finances or stuck when it comes to a certain aspect of money.

And that’s really layered because of what stories are you telling yourself about that and often there’s a really big connection of just beliefs that came into play in childhood or even on a generational perspective when it came to money.

And so really I would say the questions to ask yourself is starting to become aware of what do you find yourself constantly telling yourself or ruminating about what are you ruminating about? Ruminating about what is keeping you up?

Is there a constant worry that comes up for you or a constant anxious thought because what’s in your conscious, like 95 percent of your thoughts and actions, are coming from the subconscious. 

So there’s a bigger layer there and so really starting to get curious. That’s like the initial work you know getting curious even if you wanted to start journaling about why I keep telling myself this.

And trying to understand why, that’s just going to be some of the beginning work. Cause one of the things that I hear from clients the most, especially when we start working together is they really start getting major awareness and really quickly that they’re like, whoa, I didn’t even realize I was constantly doing this or thinking this or just being in this cycle. 

What does clearing mean?

So what I’ve been trained in the modality of mind, body, spirit release, that is something where we muscle test and that can be done virtually based off of the principle of non-locality, which just means that anything that’s been introduced to each other within the field or the quantum field, you can measure or test. 

And so when you’ve established what is of highest priority for someone to release, then we utilize a tool called energetic cellular release, and we use a cold level laser to be able to help with releasing from different neuroendocrine points of the body. 

And so it’s something that is utilized in that way. We work on clearing different modalities do it differently. I know some people may be familiar with like emotion code, but essentially, we’re looking to clear vibrationally using some different tools and a process. 

With my recalibration method that I do too, what we’re looking to instill is new beliefs and new states of being. And by doing that, I have clients work on different polyvagal exercise, somatic practices, different tools that are helping to create a new story for the body because just as you’re releasing you have to be able to instill new things and new beliefs which I think is honestly a lot of times the hardest part for people.

But it’s so important to mention, we really can create our own reality. Anybody who’s familiar with Joe Dispenza’s work, he’s more well known within this field, he focuses so much on meditation and visualization work and he uses a tool called heart rate variability to just see how this impacts the nervous system and being able to decrease inflammation and help heal the body. 

And I mean, the science behind it is so incredible. A great resource for this too is the Heal documentary, which I think originally was on Netflix. I don’t know how you find it now, but it’s called the Heal documentary.

All this to say, it’s really, really powerful how this supports the body. It’s just a different way of looking at it, you know, because we’re so used to not necessarily looking at more of these emotional pieces or even just the power of a free tool, you know, like just being able to do visualization work of what we want to create. 

But, you know, we create our own realities all the time. That’s going back to what I was talking about with neuroception. So, being able to create new stories really takes hard work because you have to remember, your brain, you’ve always been thinking a certain way.

And on top of that the brain is really just resistant to change in general. So it really takes consistency, it takes time and takes those small changes.

I think a lot of times people, with doing this work or being able to heal from burnout, you know we’re like looking for that quick like well, you know, I’ll just make this change and it’ll be all better. 

One thing I’ve learned and can’t emphasize enough is the process is the most important part. Like the journey is that really important part of getting to know yourself and building that self-trust. And also just being able to enjoy that part because it’s a constant, right? 

You’re constantly unlearning, just different patterns and programming and instilling the new. 

And truly, I really feel like that’s legacy work because that’s a gift that you get to give your family. That’s something you get to give to everybody you’re working with, you know? Like, they get to experience that.

It really is a consistency factor and I think something that my own coach has helped me with is just really getting to fall in love with the process and the journey and also celebrating your wins along the way.

And something that sticks out to me that I just feel like I’ve seen a lot lately on social, but it really resonates, is just like romanticizing your life. So just romanticizing the journey a bit and understanding that nothing’s by accident.

As you’re learning the lessons, that’s exactly where you need to be. That is part of the process and you know to really create the magnetism that you want you have to be able to shift your being into that magnetism like you can only attract what you’re willing to step into yourself so it is going to be that inner work.

Speaker bio 

Lindsay Tuttle is a family nurse practitioner, mind body spirit release practitioner and holistic health practitioner who works virtually. After going through multiple chronic health issues leaving her bed bound and debilitated, Lindsay knew there had to be something more when it came to root cause wellness. This led her to brain retraining and nervous system regulation work and ultimately emotional and metaphysical blocks to wellness. This was the turning point in her health, and utilizing these tools and her nearly 20 years experience in health and wellness, Lindsay offers coaching containers and sessions to help clients find healing, transformation and recalibration in their lives by working on the whys behind the its.

Lindsay currently resides in North Idaho with her husband and three boys on their 15 acre haven homestead, where they operate an air bnb and love to teach others how to be more self sustainable. 

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