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Work/Life Balance in Academia: Energy and State of Mind

Tune in to our third podcast in the series of Work/Life Balance in Academia titled, "Energy and State of Mind", hosted by the Respiratory Structure and Function Assembly, with Michael O’Sullivan, PhD in conversation with our guest speaker Jae Ellard, MS, an author and expert who specializes in behaviors that cause imbalance, disengagement, and distraction.

After years in senior communication roles crafting content for executives, Jae collapsed from stress-related adrenal fatigue. This life-altering experience propelled her interest in human behavior, neuroscience, mindfulness, and organizational relationship systems. Jae has dedicated her life to helping others, both individually and in teams by inspiring awareness and recognition of patterns of destructive behaviors. She holds an MS in Communication Management, and a BA in Broadcast Communication. Jae has taught in over 50 countries to employees at multinational corporations such as Microsoft, Amazon and Expedia. An author of seven books on the topic, she is a columnist on workplace awareness and contributes to healthy living sections and blogs. In 2008, Jae founded Simple Intentions and developed the Mindful Life™ Program to generate intentional conversations to disrupt patterns and create awareness, accountability and action at team and individual levels.

Dr. O’Sullivan received his B.Sc. and PhD degrees from the department of physiology at McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard’s TH Chan School of Public Health. This podcast will examine a series of topics related to energy and state of mind and relate these concepts to productivity in the workplace.

Given the busy tendencies of those working in the domain of respiratory medicine and research, we are excited to hear from Jae to better understand methods to improve one’s energy and state of mind and how this can impact one’s life both at work and at home.

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