Dr. Kathleen Hall

Bio

Dr. Kathleen Hall, internationally recognized lifestyle expert in stress, work-life balance and mindful living, is the founder and CEO of The Stress Institute (www.stressinstitute.com ), and The Mindful Living Network (www.mindfullivingnetwork.com ). During times of stress and crisis: the West Virginia and Utah coal miner tragedies, Katrina ravaging the Gulf Coast, Air France crash in Canada, London terrorist bombing, the Runaway Bride, the national television and print media consistently seek the authoritative knowledge, information and direction of Dr. Kathleen Hall.

Dr. Hall's advice has been featured by all the major national media including NBC's The Today Show,  Dr. OZ Show, Anderson Cooper 360, Paula Zahn Now, CNN Headline News, CNN International, ABC, CBS, FOX, MSNBC, ESPN.com, Oprah & Friends, Good Morning America Radio, Martha Stewart Radio, Fortune, Money Magazine, USA Today, Wall Street JournalNew York Times, Associated Press, Business Week, Body + Soul, Parents, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Real Simple, Working Woman, Woman’s Day, and Parade. She has been featured in hundreds of articles in most major magazines and newspapers in American.

Dr. Hall is a contributing writer for PINK Magazine. She is also the Global Ambassador for the Unilever/Knorr Soup Campaign – Eat Soup, Live Healthy; World thought leader to Fortune 500 Corporations; Microsoft-MSN spokesperson, Electronic Arts spokesperson (Pogo.com); Darden Restaurant spokesperson, Tempur-Pedic spokesperson, Princess Cruise Line spokesperson. In fact, Martha Stewart Publications coined her as the “Stress Queen.”

Author of 3 books; Uncommon HOPE (Sourcebooks 2010), A Life in Balance: Nourishing the Four Roots of True Happiness (AMACOM, January 2006), 2008 Mom’s Choice Book Award winner, and winner of the prestigious 2007 Nautilus Book Award; and Alter Your Life: Overbooked? Overworked? Overwhelmed? (Oak Haven, April 2005), she offers simple methods for reducing stress, creating balance and living mindfully.

Dr. Hall earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Jacksonville State University, a Masters of Divinity from Emory University and a Doctorate in Spirituality from Columbia Theological Seminary. Her diverse background of study with medical pioneer’s including Dr. Dean Ornish of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Dr. Herbert Benson at the Harvard Mind/Body Institute as well as illustrious Nobel Peace Prize recipients including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bishop Desmond Tutu and President Jimmy Carter. Dr. Hall has perfected her expertise in these related fields—Where Science Meets the Soul®.

Dr. Hall lives on a horse farm with her family where she maintains a bird sanctuary and rescues animals outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and spends her weekdays working at The Stress Institute in Atlanta.

Specialties:

  • Preventive Medicine

Affiliation:

  • CEO, The Stress Institute CEO, The Mindful Living Network

Location:

  • Atlanta, GA

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  • Dr. Kathleen Hall - Atlanta, GA - Preventive Medicine
    Dr. Kathleen Hall answered:

    What is compassion?

    Compassion is not having pity on someone else or empathy for someone while watching the evening news. Compassion requires action by the individual who experiences empathy. The Dalai Lama has shown the significance of compassion as he says, "It is my belief that compassion is more important than religion....Read More
  • Dr. Kathleen Hall - Atlanta, GA - Preventive Medicine
    Dr. Kathleen Hall answered:

    Can exercise help relieve depression?

    Researchers at Duke University showed that regular exercise relieves major depression just as effectively as antidepressant medication. Dr. James Blumenthal's research shows that 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three times a week is sufficient for reducing the symptoms of depression. In his study of 10 months,...Read More
  • Dr. Kathleen Hall - Atlanta, GA - Preventive Medicine
    Dr. Kathleen Hall answered:

    How can I slow aging with exercise?

    The natural aging process slows down all of the systems of the body, but exercise will keep you from slowing down or aging as fast. I have literally seen individuals who have never exercised begin practicing this root and it had transformed their lives. They find that they not only have more energy,...Read More
  • Dr. Kathleen Hall - Atlanta, GA - Preventive Medicine
    Dr. Kathleen Hall answered:

    What are the health benefits of prayer?

    A Duke study of a group of 4,000 people over age 64 found that those who prayed regularly had significantly lower blood pressure than those who prayed intermittently. At Dartmouth Medical Center, one of the best predictors of survival among 232 heart patients was the degree to which they drew comfort...Read More
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    Dr. Kathleen Hall answered:

    What is a healthy breakfast?

    You don't have to wake up in time to cook a huge breakfast. It only takes 5 - 10 minutes to eat a bowl of cereal with low-fat milk and fruit. Try yogurt mixed with your cereal. If you don't like traditional breakfast food, eat a sandwich. Eat frozen waffles or pancakes with fruit or light syrup....Read More
  • Dr. Kathleen Hall - Atlanta, GA - Preventive Medicine
    Dr. Kathleen Hall answered:

    Who handles stress better, men or women?

    Research is showing us that men handle stress better than women. Dr. Rita Valentino led a rat study, published in Molecular Psychiatry. She discovered when both sexes were stressed, females experienced twice the stress compared to males. Females were more sensitive to the stress-related hormone known as co

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  • Dr. Kathleen Hall - Atlanta, GA - Preventive Medicine
    Dr. Kathleen Hall answered:

    How does my body react to stress response?

    When we are stressed, we release excitatory neurotransmitters. Your body responds to these hormones by increasing your heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration. More blood is pumped into your muscles, sending more oxygen to your muscles, brain, heart and lungs. Blood flow may increase 300 percent...Read More
  • Dr. Kathleen Hall - Atlanta, GA - Preventive Medicine
    Dr. Kathleen Hall answered:

    How can I manage holiday stress?

    The greatest challenge of the holiday season is staying balanced. From gift giving and parties to in-laws and traveling, stress is inextricably woven into the holiday celebration.

    Write It Down - The brain can get overwhelmed with too much to do and too much information. Begin your de-stressed holiday...Read More
  • Dr. Kathleen Hall - Atlanta, GA - Preventive Medicine
    Dr. Kathleen Hall answered:

    What is compassion?

    Compassion is not having pity on someone else or empathy for someone while watching the evening news. Compassion requires action by the individual who experiences empathy. The Dalai Lama has shown the significance of compassion as he says, "It is my belief that compassion is more important than religion....Read More
  • Dr. Kathleen Hall - Atlanta, GA - Preventive Medicine
    Dr. Kathleen Hall answered:

    How can being organized help combat stress?

    Being surrounded by clutter and disorganization causes stress.  When you can’t find your keys or a report you wrote, this causes you to release stress hormones.  Producing more cortisol, a stress hormone, escalates the problem causing irritation, stress and memory loss. Tackle one disorganized place

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  • Dr. Kathleen Hall - Atlanta, GA - Preventive Medicine
    Dr. Kathleen Hall answered:

    How common is high blood pressure?

    Over 50 million people in the United States have hypertension, or high blood pressure. One in four adults has hypertension, which is defined as systolic blood pressure over 140 and diastolic blood pressure over 90. Read More
  • Dr. Kathleen Hall - Atlanta, GA - Preventive Medicine
    Dr. Kathleen Hall answered:

    How can I reduce stress in my life?

    The first thing to do is become aware of what your stressors are. Each of us is different and we can have very different stress triggers.  Your stress response is partly inherited and also is affected by your environment.  I use a simple acronym called A.C.E.  A is for awareness.  Get a piece of paper and draw a line down

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  • Dr. Kathleen Hall - Atlanta, GA - Preventive Medicine
    Dr. Kathleen Hall answered:

    What are the symptoms of stress?

    There are physical, emotional and relational symptoms. Physical symptoms can be headaches, back pain, GI problems, (diarrhea, upset stomach, reflux), trouble sleeping, weight loss or weight gain, or chronic fatigue. Emotional symptoms can be depression, moodiness, overreactions, anxiety or anger

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