K.A. Mann

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K. A. Mann experienced a dramatic burnout which showed her that her life was not ideal. She made changes to her life in various ways and now lives a much more authentic life, aligned to her strengths and talents. She is passionate about sharing her lessons and aspires to inspire others into making positive changes to their lives.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa to parents who were not supportive of creative career choices. I suppressed this urge to write for most of my life until my burnout where I simply had no option but to connect with what brought me joy and flow.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing during my recovery from burnout. It started with an activity I read about called expressive writing, where you write for fifteen minutes to work on the intense emotions experienced. I had a lot of strong emotions around why I got sick, why me, and what it did to my life. I then established a blog and I realized that my writing might be of benefit to others. This is how Avoiding Burnout started.
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Burnout Recovery: Positive Psychology Research
Experiencing burnout showed me that my life was broken. I developed an autoimmune disease and had very little energy. I spent my recovery time researching happiness-inducing strategies, testing them and retaining the ones that worked for me. I was able to transform my life into one filled with joy. My book Avoiding Burnout describes the development of illness and how I changed my life for the better.

Burnout Recovery: Life Transformation
I knew I had to make dramatic changes to my life post-burnout in order to recover. I changed relationships, diet and lifestyle, my work and many other aspects of my life, resulting in a much healthier and happier life.


Healing Burnout
Pre-release—available May 22, 2019. Price: $9.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Kathy suffered a severe burnout. She developed a lifelong autoimmune disease from stress and she was unable to work for three years. She rebuilt her life, changing many aspects from lifestyle to relationships and more. Kathy describes her story of how she recovered and how she transformed her life from one that was broken, to a life filled with joy.
Avoiding Burnout: The Seven Principles of Self-Preservation
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,020. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
K.A. Mann had it all. She was a mother and wife, an ultra- marathon runner and a business owner. But the stress of doing the wrong work in an unpleasant environment landed her with a lifelong autoimmune illness. Without work and income, she took stock of how it happened and how she could have prevented her burnout. Kathy developed the seven principles of self-preservation, transforming her life.

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