Busy Is Not A Status Symbol

"It takes courage to say yes to rest and play in a culture where exhaustion is seen as a status symbol.” BRENE BROWN

Being the last to leave the office and then working more from home. Bouncing from one social obligation to the next. Fulfilling endless kid related tasks. Working even when we are on vacation. Not to mention the endless hours spent interacting on social media. These days, busy is the new cool.  But when does that leave time for self? We are constantly rushed, always stressed, never switch off. But the truth is, the harder we work, the less productive we actually are (according to studies). So maybe its time to stop bragging about how busy we are and start touting how rested and centered we feel.


The Value Of Self Care

Last night I hosted a talk entitled 'Women, Work and Wellness' with three incredible founders at the forefront of that industry. The health and wellness movement is a $3.7 trillion global market and has served as a route to empowerment for so many people, either as wellness entrepreneurs or just women looking build both inner and outer strength. Our speakers Norma Kamali, Melisse Gelula, co-founder of Well and Good and Jennifer Maanavi founder of Physique 57, gave some powerful advice as they described their routes to personal and business success and the deep and intrinsic value of the brands they'd built.

To quote Melisse, "we're in a powerful time in the wellness movement right now, which is adding depth to so many women's lives and serving as a path to embodiment. It's allowed subjects that were once paralyzing or shame inducing, like menstruation, breast feeding, orgasm, sexual pleasure and sexual identity to be out in the open."

See the full video on the WIE Facebook page

Dee Poku, wellness panel