image description
Back to Podcasts

How We Use Our Second Brain with HelloHealth Advisor Michelle Hylton

As an integral part of personal health transformation, the identification and cultivation of second brains, or people you can trust to help and advise you, is critical.

image descriptionimage description
image description

Dr. Carmen Mohan continues her discussion of the importance of cultivating “second brains” with HelloHealth Advisor Michelle Hylton. As an integral part of personal health transformation, the identification and cultivation of second brains, or people you can trust to help and advise you, are critical. We can’t do it all, even though our society promotes and reveres self-sufficiency. Hylton shares how she is currently in a life period when relying on her second brain network is crucial for her own personal health and why she agrees with HelloHealth’s philosophy that self-care is a professional responsibility.

We’re in a season where the HelloHealth Concept of “Time Defense” is critical to our ability to respond fully and most productively in all aspects of our lives. The lines between work and home have been blurred by the pandemic, and the increased reliance on screens to help us navigate meetings and professional responsibilities has tired us more quickly. As a lawyer who views her vocation as one of service to others, Hylton acts as one of Dr. Mohan’s trusted second brains. Listen as the two women discuss why we should not feel guilty when we need to reach out to others and what the main responsibility of a second brain needs to be to build and maintain a trusted relationship. Together, we can change the idea that we need to be self-sufficient and instead embrace one of fostering rich, meaningful, and beneficial relationships that help us all reach our full potential.

Action Steps:

  • Get some sleep! Sleep, rest, and recovery are vital for your own self-care. Download our free Rest and Recovery resource to help you get started.
  • Ask for help in every aspect of your life. Include your children in your requests. Children love to know they’re stakeholders in the family and that you work as one unit together.
  • Listen and speak with empathy. We need empathy so much in our lives these days, but we also need to practice empathy toward others.

Michelle Hylton is VP/Associate General Counsel in the WarnerMedia Compliance Center of Expertise (CoE). In her role, Michelle serves as the lead compliance officer for the WarnerMedia News & Sports and WarnerMedia international businesses that include CNN, Bleacher Report, and Warner Bros. International. Michelle also serves as the subject matter expert on sanctions and export controls compliance, advising across the entire WarnerMedia organization on these issues. Prior to joining the WarnerMedia in 2007, Michelle was an associate at Hones Day’s Atlanta office, where she spent seven years in the Capital Markets Group. In addition to her substantive legal work at WarnerMedia, Michelle participates in the WarnerMedia legal department’s partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative and actively supports voting rights in her community by serving as a deputy registrar for the Fulton County Board of Elections. Michelle is an honors graduate of Duke University and The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. She lives in Atlanta with her amazing family—husband, Anthony; daughter, Nina (13); son, Evan (11); and spunky Cocker Spaniel puppy, Schuyler.

Take charge of your health today.

Discover how our personalized, integrated approach can transform your health and delivers results that last.