In 2007, Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post, literally crashed, as she found herself on the floor of her home office. What followed were many doctor appointments and tests, all of which pointed to exhaustion as the cause of her collapse. Burnout, stress and sleep deprivation have become all too common a path to health problems for conference planners and many other professions.

As the Keynote speaker at a recent Cvent conference, Arianna addressed event planners about reducing stress and emphasized taking steps now by recommending a 12-step process to go “from surviving to thriving.” Anne Thornley-Brown shared Ms. Huffington’s remarks in this blog report in the Huffington Post