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AWLN: Conquering Stress With 4 Life Hacks

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time: 7:00pm EDT/4:00pm PDT/6:00pm CDT

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Program Description:

As our social and work lives begin to open up after the year-long challenges of pandemic living and anti-Asian hate and violence, it becomes essential for us to recognize stressors and develop coping strategies. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and also Mental Health Awareness Month. Asian Women Leadership Network believes that the emotional and physical well-being of members is a cornerstone for personal and professional success.

AWLN member, Dr. Penelope Hsu, provided a glimpse of her stress management techniques during our recent listening session. Now, she asks: “Are you physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted at the end of every day, unsure of what to do to alleviate your stress?” Penelope will lead this interactive lively workshop which teaches participants how to first recognize stress and then provides practical, easy to use tools, Life Hacks, that are proven to reduce stress and increase energy to get through the busiest of days for any professional.

By the end of this training, all participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of stress and our stress responses
  • Immediately notice the difference in stress levels, by practicing a few stress management tools via live demonstration
  • Walk away with their own toolkit of practical stress management strategies that can be used in any situation


Penelope Hsu Headshot Penelope Hsu, MD, ACC
Penelope Hsu is a board certified, practicing pediatrician. She is also an ICF accredited coach whose niche is supporting Asian American professionals to find their unique voice amidst the background of cultural and societal pressures. She has collaborated with LEAP, APAICS, and serves as the speaker coach for the Asian American speaker series, Crushing the Myth. Penelope’s message of self-determination and practical strategies to develop resilience and confidence incorporates tools and insights from her clinical world as well as the holistic spiritual training she has received.