Spiritual

Wonder Women: Be a “SuperYou,” Not a Superhero

Posted October 15, 2021 | By ale_bellot

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, women faced unrealistic expectations to do or be it all. This past year, however, has brought increasing pressures from blurred home-work boundaries, job losses, childcare and schooling challenges — creating all-time high stress levels. For today’s women, it’s not about being a superhero; it’s about being the best you can be and bringing energy and focus to the things you love most.

In this session, interim CEO of the UCF Foundation Karen Smith Cochran speaks to how you can prioritize wellbeing through mindfulness, self-compassion and inner strength. Cochran, a veteran executive and mom, shares stories from her 20-plus years at varying leadership levels and tips from her own professional, personal and self-care journey.

By watching this session, you can expect to learn how to:

  • cultivate practical self-care activities.
  • empower and support other women.
  • appreciate the journey.

This program is presented by Karen Smith Cochran and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Program Presenter

Karen Smith Cochran is the University of Central Florida’s Interim Vice President for Advancement and Interim CEO of the UCF Foundation. She is an advocate for whole health and the benefits of mindfulness and exercise. She has used meditation and other integrative health practices to manage a demanding career and her most important roles of mom, wife, rescue dog mom and champion of women everywhere. Her interests include higher education access and equity, integrative medicine and whole health, cancer research, deaf education and sign language, staff and volunteer coaching and team building.