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“I want you to be selective and mindful while creating this post-pandemic normal, because you have the power to create the normal, as opposed to letting the normal happen to you.” – Terri Cole



Lots of us are feeling overwhelmed by the process of returning to work — Especially empaths and introverts, who use even more energy when they are around other people. In this episode, I explain how the shared traumatic experience of the pandemic can also be an opportunity to shape our new normal as we return to work and other social spaces in person.


  • 03:17 The pandemic as a collective traumatic experience
  • 04:14 Trauma as an opportunity to interrupt unhelpful coping mechanisms
  • 05:00 Creating your new normal in the workplace
  • 08:10 Taking the time you need to transition to a post-pandemic life
  • 08:59 Giving yourself permission to say no
  • 11:18 Proactively asserting your boundaries
  • 13:08 Curating friendships post-pandemic

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