Why You Should Quit Your Job Right Now

Jen Murphy is a freelance writer and editor who tells powerful stories. She also runs in the world’s most exotic places. For Employee Wellness Month, She also tells us the reasons why you should quit your job right now.

Why You Should Listen To This Episode

  • How Jen was an ambitious publishing professional who went from climbing her way to the top to a life changing crash.
  • What made Jen realize that she was not the best version of herself.
  • How Jen left everything to live a new life in Maui to recharge and reconnect with her true passion.
  • Jen opens up about mental health, depression, priorities, and getting real with what matters most for you.
  • Her views on how social media is fake and creates addiction, jealousy and insecurity.
  • How companies can support their employees to prevent burnout and improve performance.
  • How Jen copes with an international work routine and her advice to staying happy on the road.
  • What does she pack in her carry on bag for a pleasurable work travel experience.

About Jen Murphy, Freelance Writer & Editor

From her website, Jen Murphy is a writer and editor currently based in Boulder, Colorado. She has written the Wall Street Journal’s “What’s Your Workout” column since 2003 and has profiled the exercise routines of everyone from politician Sarah Palin to NFL quarterback Drew Brees. Jen spent eight years working as an editor at Food & Wine magazine in New York City and fell in love with craft beer, amaro, sea salt brownies, and the gorgeous plates made by Hering Berlin. Her tenure as Food & Wine’s travel editor took her on a railway journey across India and surf adventures in Nicaragua, among other delicious journeys.

In 2011, Jen moved to San Francisco to become the deputy editor of AFAR magazine. She has been an adjunct professor at New York University since 2011 and teaches courses on magazine and web editing. Her writing has been featured in the Wall Street Journal Off Duty, Departures, Men’s Journal, Vogue.com, Outside, Conde Nast Traveler, Dorado, Men’s Health and Esquire. She is the editor of Wildsam Field Guide: New England and the author of The Yoga (Man)ual. Jen’s obsessions include surfing, snowboarding, yoga, running, hiking, biking, ice cream, the beach, beer and all things travel. Her current travel wish list includes surfing in Sri Lanka, hang gliding in Oman, exploring Iran and going on a food crawl across Japan.

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Leslie Juvin-Acker

Leslie Juvin-Acker is Chief Happiness Officer of Leslie Inc. Since 2008, she has been coaching executives and business leaders all over the world. She is an expert in emotional intelligence and helps professionals tap into their own imagination to find solutions for personal and professional happiness.

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