01/13/2015 02:37 pm ET Updated Jan 13, 2015

How Silence Helped This Entrepreneur Fight Burnout

New York-based entrepreneur Dina Kaplan understands how all-consuming work life can be. But after dedicating nearly every moment of her life to her company for seven years straight, she decided to leave it all for the sake of her health and overall well-being. She joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani today to discuss the motivations behind her travels and what it was like to participate in a silent retreat in the process.

"I was coming from this world in which every minute of my day was booked," said Kaplan. "What I wanted to do was just spend time going wherever I wanted... and just live life on my own terms... I will not lie to you, that [silent retreat] was an intense experience. It was the hardest thing I've ever done in my entire life and also the best thing I've done in my entire life."

To hear more about Kaplan's experience, watch the full HuffPost Live clip in the video above.



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