Today’s CEOs face countless challenges. For example, a global pandemic or major changes in how and where employees come to work. For leaders, the pressure has never been higher. how do they mitigate it? In our new series, we ask executives about their daily health habits to gain insight into the tactics they use to minimize stress and stay healthy.
James Edward Murray is the co-founder and CEO of Therify. Therify is a comprehensive mental health benefit that matches employees with licensed therapists who share similar backgrounds and experiences. Therify’s mission is to bring mental health within reach of marginalized and historically underrepresented communities around the world. Prior to joining Therify, he worked at Facebook, where he led partnerships with digital news organizations in the United States. He is a proud graduate of Howard University, a historically black college in Washington DC.
coffee or tea? and what do you put in?
coffee. Always coffee, whole milk and raw sugar.
What is your favorite breakfast?
Two eggs and an English muffin. I sometimes put smoked salmon on top.
Tell me about your training routine.
I try to move my body every day. If you can get to the gym, do 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weight training. If the gym isn’t an option, I usually turn to burpees.
How many hours do you sleep on a typical night?
In a perfect world, 7-8 hours. Five or six actually.
How do you de-stress?
Meditation is my go-to practice for stress relief. Over the last few years he has completed over 9,000 minutes of meditation.
According to your phone, what was the average usage time per day last week?
5 hours 18 minutes. Wow.
What apps do you use the most?
Instagram. Argo knows me well.
When was the last time you took a day off? what did you do
last week. Attended a wedding in Temecula, CA with her girlfriend. Beautiful place.
List one thing your company is doing to prioritize employee health.
We provide monthly health insurance to our employees. They can use it at any cost to help them maintain their mental or physical health.
what’s your favorite treat?
I’m a sucker for insomnia cookies. If you don’t know about them, you should.
Show me a picture of your happy place.
Courtesy of James Edward Murray