June 9, 2020 by Bold Women of Richmond 2020
After nearly a decade of trying to figure out what ailment she was suffering with as she continued to work in the high-stress institutional money management world, Roberta Keller’s Chinese doctor told her this in 1999: “There is an ancient Chinese proverb that says, ‘Smart people learn from observing other people’s experiences, normal ones learn from their own experiences, dumb ones never learn.’ You are falling into the dumb category.”
Her doctor was right. The lack of a diagnosis — and her ego — resulted in Keller staying in a high-stress job that was making her sick. Keller got the message, left her job in London, returned to Richmond and became a yoga instructor and management consultant. She also finally learned she had a treatable thyroid condition.