When we’re running through our workdays at a mile a minute, it’s easy for our focus to become depleted. But sometimes taking a short break to get lost in a story is the most effective way to reset our frame of mind, refresh our energy, and get us back on track to performing at our best.

In this episode of “Meditative Story,” Keith Yamashita, entrepreneur and co-founder and chair of SYPartners, tells the story of the devastating stroke that nearly ended his life — taught him to slow down and live in the present moment. 

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  • Mallory Stratton

    Director of Content Operations at Thrive

    Mallory is Director of Content Operations at Thrive. Prior to Thrive, she was Associate Editor on “It’s All In Your Head” by Keith Blanchard (Wicked Cow Studios, 2017), an illustrated brain science book, and worked closely on its accompanying cross-platform partnerships with Time Inc. and WebMD. She spends her off-hours curating playlists, practicing restorative yoga, and steeping new teas.