On the Shelf : Episode 16

On The Shelf - Women's Mental Health With Pooja Lakshmin

Joanna Lewis and Pooja Lakshmin, MD, discuss Lakshmin's new book, "Real Self-Care," and women's mental health.

On The Shelf focuses on anything you can find on the shelf including skincare, beauty products, supplements and over-the-counter medications. It also addresses the pillars of mental, physical, and emotional wellness. On this episode, host Joanna Lewis talks about mental health with guest, Pooja Lakshmin, MD. They discuss the burnout mentality in health care, how to set boundaries, martyr mode, and how to define real self-care for yourself.

Pooja Lakshmin is a psychiatrist and author specializing in women's mental health. She is also a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine; the founder of Gemma, a digital community focused on women's mental health; and a contributor to the New York Times.

In her practice, she works specifically with women struggling with burnout, depression and anxiety. Her new book, Real Self-Care, gives us a transformative program for redefining wellness and includes powerful practices to nourish ourselves from the inside out.

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