Mission Possible: How to Thrive As a Working Mother of Young Children

July 21, 2014 4:12 PM

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Mission Possible: How to Thrive As a Working Mother of Young Children

In the beginning of her new book, Thrive, Arianna Huffington describes her own personal wake-up call: a fall she took in her office, resulting in a gash above her eye and a broken cheekbone. The cause? Exhaustion and lack of sleep, something I -- and many other new moms -- can relate to.

Women in stressful jobs have a nearly 40% increased risk of heart disease, and a 60% greater risk of diabetes. In the past 30 years, as women have made substantial strides in the workplace, self-reported levels of stress have gone up 18%.

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