Celebrity chef Ming Tsai and Arianna Huffington were the featured guests for the sixth annual Women's Day event at the Travelers Championship on Thursday.
Huffington, who is the founder of Huffington Post and author of Thrive, brought her message to a crowd of about 500 women at the TPC River Highlands. Huffington's speaking event was sold out.
During the speech, Huffington talked about redefining success and said people should get more sleep.
"We have a tremendous amount of science right now that shows that sleep and unplugging from our devices, recharging and meditating are all performance-enhancing tools," Huffington said.
At the Huffington Post offices, she has installed nap rooms for employees to meditate.
"The more you connect with your own inner strength, peace and wisdom, the more effective and productive you will be," Huffington said. "First of all, I do get seven to eight hours of sleep. I meditate everyday. I do some form of movement, yoga or exercise. Also, I have learned to really silence that voice in my head."
Mother Mandy Pike, of West Hartford, said the talk by Huffington inspired her to change her way of living.
"It is a wonderful reminder for moms especially because I think we get overwhelmed with all the things that we have to do in the day," Pike said. "I think she was really talking about taking time out for yourself."
Tsai, who is a world-renowned chef, gave a cooking demonstration on Thursday. He said there was no word for diet in the Chinese language and urged women to start having fun with fun again.
"I think if you can have a fun element in a food, you may actually cook more," Tsai said.
Each of the people who attended the Women's Day event were given gift bags that included books by Tsai and Huffington.
Officials with the Travelers Championship said the Women's Day event was to get more women involved with golf. They said due to the events' turnout, it appeared to be a success.
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