10/02/2013 05:40 pm ET

Why This Woman Quit Her Corporate Job And Learned To Meditate (VIDEO)

Eighteen months ago, Ayelet Baron was feeling unsatisfied with her life. She quit her high-powered corporate job and went in search of new ways to grow.

Now she's learning to calm her mind through the practice of meditation. Baron told HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd that taking a few minutes for herself each day has made her realize how often she was simply going through the motions.

"We numb ourselves a little too much," Baron said. "We numb ourselves with busy, we numb ourselves with food, we numb ourselves with alcohol and a whole bunch of other stuff, and we don't take the time we need in life to really just slow down and enjoy it."

Meditation can be particularly helpful for people with stressful jobs, according to Mary Cunningham, a meditation guide and business strategist.

"I like to use [meditation] with entrepreneurs and business people and anyone else who just feels like they're going in a constant state of go, go, go," she said on HuffPost Live. "The moment you take a step back to realize that you can put things together and synthesize information in your own life in a better way ... you start to access other parts of your brain that are really going on autopilot."

Catch the full conversation on HuffPost Live HERE.


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