Watch Emilie’s TEDx Talk: The Power of ‘No’

While she raced along the fast track in her professional life, Emilie Aries found that her personal life was falling apart. When she took a step back, she saw that she was hardly alone — and that women seemed to be more prone to burnout than men.

In this talk, Aries proposes an alternative to burnout culture by asking: what happens when we begin to live mindfully, recognizing the vital connection between work, love, and wellness? Aries, the founder and CEO of Bossed Up, speaks to the intentional choice of creating sustainable success in our lives — and the premise that having it all includes prioritizing ourselves in the equation.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community at Southern New Hampshire University.