How the power players do it - by Fortune senior editor at large Patricia Sellers

Handler and Huffington on managing stress and life

January 12, 2012: 11:23 AM ET

Chelsea Handler showed us a new side of her media brand-ness last night on the premiere of the NBC (CMCSA) sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? The standup comic/late-night TV host/best-selling author/rising-star entrepreneur plays main character Chelsea's pregnant and proper sister on the show.

Let's be clear, this is not Handler's fantasy life. At the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in October, Arianna Huffington tried her best to convince Handler of the joys of motherhood. (Huffington, who heads the AOL (AOL) Huffington Post Media Group, has two daughters.)  Handler, who seems focused on conquering the media universe, had zero interest. Still, these two MPW, who had never met before the Summit, hit it off and turned out to share plenty in common. Here are Handler and Huffington on mothers, meditation and managing stress:

Click here for the full transcript of Handler and Huffington's conversation at the 2011 MPW Summit.

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Pattie Sellers
Pattie Sellers
Senior Editor at Large, Fortune
Executive Director of MPW/Live Content, Time Inc.

Pattie Sellers has written more than 20 Fortune cover stories including "Marissa Mayer: Ready to Rumble at Yahoo," "Muhtar Kent's New Coke," "Oprah's Next Act", "The $100 Billion Woman" (Melinda Gates), and "Gone with the Wind" (Ted Turner). She co-founded Fortune Most Powerful Women and oversees the Fortune MPW Summit, the preeminent gathering of women leaders in business and beyond—and programs such as Fortune MPW Entrepreneurs and the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership. Pattie also develops Live Content across Time Inc. Her blog, Postcards, is about how power players lead and navigate their careers. Pattie won Time Inc.'s prestigious MVP award for her performance in 2012.

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