As long as I can remember, I've had two very distinct personalities. I started meditating when I was 13 (an old book about yoga found in my grandfather’s library was my first teacher), then I started studying energy healing. At the same time, I was a highly driven, powerful young woman, who believed she could have everything she wanted. I secured my two corporate jobs with just one interview. For two years, I worked full time while studying for my Ph.D. in sociology of medicine.
Being a spiritual woman in a corporate world—and practicing meditation on a daily basis—has taught me certain things about how to survive and thrive in today's modern workplace. Here's what I've learned over the years and my advice on how to use mindfulness to your personal and professional advantage: