Our current definition of success has created a culture of stress and burnout -- and it's hurting not only our health, but also corporate America's bottom line. Unfortunately, for many of us, a life without stress is almost unimaginable, particularly in the workplace: Eight in 10 U.S. employees are stressed about their jobs, according to a recent survey, and women are even more likely to experience tension at work.
But it doesn't have to be this way. Starting a movement to create a new model of success -- one that emphasizes well-being and personal fulfillment, rather than money and power -- was the aim at The Huffington Post's women's conference, "The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money & Power," last week in New York. Intellectuals and business leaders gathered to discuss ways that we can tackle the epidemic of stress in American workplaces, and find success in ways that are both meaningful and sustainable.
Click through the slideshow below for 28 pieces of wisdom about living with less stress from The Third Metric speakers and guests.
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