Chronic fatigue and the fast track

How one businesswoman found healing and peace

TERRI FRIEL WAS on the management fast track, straight out of college and dealing with the stress of ambition, when she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. Now a professor of operations management at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, she talked to Sentinel Radio about how she found the spiritual peace that brought healing.

After graduating from the University of Louisville as an engineer, I was pretty ambitious, and I wanted to really have a fantastic career and be a plant manager by the time I was 30. I got a job with Pepsi Cola in Mesquite, Texas.

I worked for a year and a half, then suddenly started having some physical difficulties. I didn't really know what they were. I'd had mononucleosis in high school, and I knew what it felt like, just extreme fatigue. And this was like that, only it was worse. I was confused.

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