Joining a stellar lineup of keynote speakers at the 2023 Global Wellness Summit, board certified psychiatrist and author Pooja Lakshmin, MD, is a leading voice at the intersection of mental health and gender who has changed the international conversation on women’s mental health. Her new book, REAL SELF-CARE: Crystals. Cleanses, and Bubble-Baths Not Included, is a national bestseller and has been featured on Good Morning AmericaThe Ezra Klein Show, NPR’s Code SwitchThe New York TimesThe GuardianVox and translated into eight languages.

Having gone down the rabbit hole of faux self-care and extreme wellness herself, Dr. Lakshim wrote this book as an answer to the juice cleanses, the gratitude lists, and the bubble baths—not only to care for ourselves for real but, in turn, to transform our broken culture.

Dr. Lakshmin serves as a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine, while maintaining an active private practice, and consults for Fortune 500 companies on mental health and wellbeing.

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