If you are an extremely busy person – overworking, overdoing and underliving – at least you found time to read this article. However, you might want to learn more about how to break away from all of that overload. In the process, you may find ways to spend your time in more meaningful ways, and in the end, move toward living your best life.
To help us on this journey, Trellis Supportive Care is hosting its 6th Annual Living Your Best Life Speaker Series featuring award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee. Headlee is the author of “Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing and Underliving,” and will be the keynote speaker for the event on October 13, 2021.
Celeste Headlee believes instead of thinking “time is money,” we should spend our time on things that matter and make us happy. She says, “Despite our constant search for new ways to optimize our bodies and minds for peak performance, human beings are working more instead of less, living harder not smarter, and becoming lonelier and more anxious. Why do we measure our time in terms of efficiency instead of meaning? Why can’t we just take a break?”
Headlee shares her own experience with hospice after her grandfather suffered a series of strokes. She says, “The whole purpose of writing the book Do Nothing was to help people do that very thing – stop wasting their life by sending more emails and checking chat channels, but to really think about what their goals are in life. What is it that you want to accomplish in life, and how can you best achieve that?”
Designed to help us frame our post-pandemic lives with a new, healthier way of thinking, Headlee will be pulling together threads from history, neuroscience, social science and even paleontology to examine long-held assumptions about time use, idleness, hard work and our ultimate goals.
In addition to being an award-winning journalist, Celeste Headlee is a professional speaker and the bestselling author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter as well as Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing and Underliving. She is cohost of the weekly series Retro Report on PBS and season three of the Scene on Radio podcast MEN. In her 20-year career in public radio, Celeste has been the executive producer of On Second Thoughtat Georgia Public Radio and has anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Consideredand Weekend Edition. She also cohosted the news show The Takeaway for PRI and WNYC, anchored World Channel’s presidential coverage in 2012, and received the 2019 Media Changemaker Award. Celeste lives in Washington, DC.
Trellis Supportive Care developed this speaker series in keeping with the organizations mission of helping people live their best possible quality of life. With internationally known gurus on topics related to living your best life, it is designed to positively impact people’s lives, bring energy to our community and encourage us to ask ourselves, “Am I living MY best life?”
The event will be held on Wednesday, October 13th, at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem. Tickets and detailed information about the event are available at BestLifeSeries.org