Who is Kathleen Hall?
“Kathleen Hall is a pioneer in the Mindful Living movement of the 21st Century.”
Dr. Kathleen Hall is the Founder and CEO of the The Stress Institute®, and Mindful Living Network®. After many years working as an international stress expert at The Stress Institute®, she realized that Mindful Living® is an antidote to stress, and subsequently founded the Mindful Living Network® in 2007 to promote Mindful Living® mental and physical health, stress resilience, and work-life balance.
During times of stress and crisis such as mass shootings, terrorist bombings, and disasters such as the Boston Marathon Bombing, the Washington Naval Yard shooting, the Newtown Massacre, the West Virginia and Utah coal miner tragedies, Katrina ravaging the Gulf Coast, Air France crash, London terrorist bombings, and the Runaway Bride – the national television and print media consistently seek the authoritative knowledge, information, and direction of Dr. Kathleen Hall. Many media outlets look to her for the most credible and up-to-date information on stress-related, lifestyle, and Mindful Living® topics.
Dr. Hall’s advice and expertise is featured on most of the major national media, including Time Magazine, NBC’s The Today Show, Dr. Oz Show, CNN Headline News, FOX, CNN International, FOX News, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Anderson Cooper 360, Huffington Post, ESPN.com Fortune, Money Magazine, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times, Associated Press, Business Week, Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Parents, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Real Simple, Working Woman, Woman’s Day, Oprah & Friends, TEDMED, Good Morning America Radio, and Martha Stewart Radio. She has been a weekly guest commentator on WTOP radio, Washington D.C.
Dr. Hall has been the spokesperson for many Fortune 500 Companies, including Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Procter and Gamble, Unilever, Wyndham Hotels, Princess Cruise Lines, Tempur-Pedic, and Darden Restaurants. She has also been a world thought leader to many corporations. Martha Stewart Publications coined her as the “Stress Queen.” Dr. Hall has worked with many Fortune 500 Companies in stress, Mindful Living®, and work-life balance. A few on her client list are McDonald’s, S. C. Johnson, Kimberly Clark, Home Depot, Procter and Gamble, Kellogg Foundation, Turner Broadcasting, Southern Company, and Grant Thornton.
Dr. Hall earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Jacksonville State University, a Masters of Divinity from Emory University, a Doctorate in Spirituality, and a Ph.D. She became interested in the mind-body connection to stress and health outcomes. She then continued her studies with medical pioneers, 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 University of Mass Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine.
She is the author of four books: Mindful Living Everyday (Oak Haven Press, 2018), 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 Press, April 2005).
Dr. Hall lives with her family in Atlanta, where she continues her work with animal rescue groups, hospitals, and inner-city public schools. She previously lived on her 250-acre horse farm for over 30 years, where she created and developed the Hermitage, the campus and retreat center of the Stress Institute®, and the Mindful Living Network®. Dr. Hall also maintained a bird sanctuary and animal rescue operation where she fostered and rescued animals for over 30 years on her farm.
Kathleen assisted in creating and currently is on the advisory board of the Dukes Foundation. The Dukes Foundation helps improve the lives of underprivileged, at-risk youth. Dr. Hall is on Jeffrey Evans Campbell Foundation’s board, where she works with patients and their families on organ transplantation’s psychological challenges. She also serves on the Peace Harmony and Joy Foundation board committed to creating peace and nonviolent programs. She was also the founder and President of the nonprofit Habersham Humane Society, volunteered to facilitate nonprofit hospital-based cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation groups, worked with inner-city children at Capitol Area Mosaic, and has spent most of her life volunteering with many other organizations.