Living with MS, a progressive illness, has forced me to accept sudden changes in life that are not always easy or pleasant to deal with. Accepting and loving myself -- overcoming fear, embarrassment and self-consciousness -- was a significant milestone for me.
Wake-up calls -- you don't ask for them, yet they come. Often you're the last one to realize that the way you're going is just not sustainable -- that there is much more to life than frenetically chasing money and power.
Learn from Arianna Huffington, as I have: stay current; share power; maintain and grow your network of contacts; be on the lookout for opportunities. It's simple, really: believe in yourself and miracles can happen.
We believe getting enough shuteye is the next feminist issue. After all, women have already broken glass ceilings in politics, sports, business and the media -- just imagine what we can do when we're fully awake.
Two weeks into the sleep challenge, I've found myself in possession of a rich and compelling dream life. I used to write down my dreams in a journal. But then life -- especially motherhood -- intervened.
Women can lead the way to creating a culture -- not just in the business world, but in all aspects of our lives -- that is less toxic, less sleep-deprived, and less likely to burn out the best and the brightest among us.
Tony Schwartz is a business performance guru who has spent his life coaching people how to perform at their best. And, in his new book, he puts getting enough sleep at the apex of the things we can do to achieve peak performance.
Just one of the startling things I've learned over the last two weeks of the Sleep Challenge is that apparently, when it comes to good health, what you do in the hour right before you go to bed really matters.
As Sunday's Golden Globes party wore on, people kept asking how much longer I planned to stay, and whether I was going to be able to get my 8 hours of sleep. I felt like I was a kid on a school night -- with dozens of elegantly dressed baby sitters.
All of a sudden, there I was in the pitch-black, mentally scrolling through my to-do list. I did end up eventually falling back asleep, but when I went for a run this morning, I accidentally locked myself out of my own house.