About Dr. Kathleen Hall
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Dr. Kathleen Hall, internationally recognized lifestyle expert in stress, work-life balance and mindful living, is the founder and CEO of The Stress Institute (www.stressinstitute.com), and The Mindful Living Network (www.mindfullivingnetwork.com). During times of stress and crisis: the Newtown Massacre, the West Virginia and Utah coal miner tragedies, Katrina ravaging the Gulf Coast, Air France crash in Canada, London terrorist bombing, the Runaway Bride, the national television and print media consistently seek the authoritative knowledge, information and direction of Dr. Kathleen Hall.
Dr. Hall's advice has been featured by all the major national media including NBC's The Today Show, Dr. OZ Show, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN Headline News, FOX, CNN International, FOX News, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, TEDMED, Huffington Post, ESPN.com, Oprah & Friends, Good Morning America Radio, Martha Stewart Radio, Fortune, Money Magazine, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Associated Press, Business Week, Body + Soul, Parents, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Real Simple, Working Woman, Woman’s Day, and Parade. As a weekly guest commentator on WTOP, Washington D.C., she has been featured in hundreds of articles in most major magazines and newspapers in America.
Dr. Hall was the spokesperson for many Fortune 500 Companies including Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Unilever, (the Global Ambassador for the Unilever/Knorr Soup Campaign – Eat Soup, Live Healthy), Darden Restaurants, Princess Cruise Lines along with others companies such as Tempur-Pedic. She has also been a world thought leader to many corporations. In fact, Martha Stewart Publications coined her as the "Stress Queen." Dr. Hall has worked with many Fortune 500 Companies in the areas of stress and work life balance. A few in her client list are McDonalds, S. C. Johnson, Southern Company, Kimberly Clark, Proctor and Gamble, Kellogg Foundation, Grant Thornton and Turner Broadcasting.
Author of 3 books; Uncommon HOPE (Sourcebooks 2010), A Life in Balance: Nourishing the Four Roots of True Happiness (AMACOM, January 2006), 2008 Mom’s Choice Book Award winner, and winner of the prestigious 2007 Nautilus Book Award; and Alter Your Life: Overbooked? Overworked? Overwhelmed? (Oak Haven, April 2005), she offers simple methods for reducing stress, creating balance and living mindfully.
Dr. Hall earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Jacksonville State University, a Masters of Divinity from Emory University and a Doctorate in Spirituality from Columbia Theological Seminary. Her diverse background of study with medical pioneer’s including Dr. Herbert Benson at the Harvard Mind/Body Institute, Dr. Dean Ornish of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the U Mass Stress Reduction Center, as well as illustrious Nobel Peace Prize recipients including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bishop Desmond Tutu and President Jimmy Carter. Dr. Hall has perfected her expertise in these related fields—Where Science Meets the Soul®. John Ratey M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard and author of numerous groundbreaking and bestselling books, named Dr. Hall "the midwife to a movement - Mindful Living."
Dr. Hall lives on a horse farm with her family where she maintains a bird sanctuary, fosters and rescues animals outside of Atlanta, Georgia. She also works at both Stress Institute locations in the North Georgia mountains and in Atlanta. For more information, visit Dr. Hall’s entry in Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathleen_Hall) or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 404-310-6387.
"Live An Intentional Life®"
The nation’s leading authority on stress management and work-life balance and founder of The Stress Institute®, Dr. Kathleen Hall is the leader of the Intentional Life movement. The Intentional Life is where science meets the soul®. Recent scientific evidence tells us that stress is the epidemic of the 21st century. The good news is that Dr. Hall has the cure. Living an Intentional Life teaches us how to live Mindful Living Everyday® and enjoy our potential while reducing our chronic stress.
There are three ingredients, or components that are the foundation for living an intentional life. They are awareness, choice and energy, which is easy to remember as ACE. The key is to become aware of these three key elements in your life and learn how to navigate them.
The process can begin by developing your awareness (A) of the daily experiences of your life, by “listening to your life.” Listen to what ignites your passion and creativity, to what gives you energy. Listen to what drains you, distracts you, and irritates you. These are the first clues to becoming more conscious of the nature of the life you now live, the one you have already created.
This awareness leads to a desire to exercise intentional choice (C) in your life. Once you are aware that your life is the result of a series of your choices, and the life you are currently living is a result of the choices you have already made, you learn to take responsibility for your life. Victim mentality ends when you understand the power of choice. You may not control many of the circumstances in your life, but you can choose your attitude and intentions in response to circumstances.
Developing your awareness and making intentional choices creates new energy (E) and power in your life. When you begin listening to your life, you become more aware of what you are eating, who you are living with, and where you go to work each day. You will begin to notice an energy swelling within you as you become more aware. If you choose to stay in a challenging job or relationship, you can choose to change your attitude. You will make new and different choices, because you now know that life is your choice, and you are the hero of your life, not the victim. You will radiate confidence and a new sense of your own power. As you follow this energy, you will be lead down the path to your intentional life. Your energy fuels your passion and as a result you experience the joy of living an intentional life.
As you learn to Live an Intentional Life® , you begin to grow inward and downward rooting yourself deeply into a healthy, intentional lifestyle. You are able to achieve a deeper understanding of the simple, the mundane and the ordinary moments, which brings true happiness, inner balance and fulfillment. Living an Intentional Life redefines success by creating depth, meaning and purpose in our lives.