About the Author

Alan Shelton, MD, MPH, is the Clinical Director of the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority where burnout nearly drove him to abandon medicine. Today, Shelton speaks to audiences throughout the United States, sharing the secrets he’s gathered on his journey back to fulfillment.

Bette Nordberg BSPT, RPT, earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Washington. Sidelined by illness in 1990, she turned to writing and has been published in various mediums.


Powerful and quietly transforming. Each chapter reveals hidden treasures and surprising insights. A must read for anyone looking to regain enthusiasm in their work. What a gift!

– Jonathan McVety, CEO of Jaguar Trading International

Dr. Shelton’s humble, thought-provoking stories resonated with my own. Life Beyond Burnout describes a common professional malady in understandable language, and gives clear and practical steps toward prevention and healing.

– Kitty-Ann van Doorninck, Superior Court Judge, Pierce County, Washington

While most self-help books only tell you what you should do, Life Beyond Burnout offers Dr. Shelton’s practical advice and guidance on the specific steps to take to achieve real recovery.

– David Acosta, MD

Life Beyond Burnout

Life Beyond Burnout