New Book by Arianna Huffington Urges to Live a Successful Life
"In Thrive, Arianna urges all of us to get in touch with who we really are so that we can live life on our own terms. From the importance of sleep to the imperative to listen to our own inner voice for ways to deal with the daily time crunches we all feel, this book lays out a path for each of us to look within and make our lives more authentic and fulfilling." -Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In
"At once intimate and formidable, this book is Arianna Huffington at her persuasive best. Thrive is a clarion call, a meditation, and a practical response to the question of how to live." -Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
"Warning: The content of this book is highly contagious. Even slight exposure may set you on a path to far clearer seeing, a radical resetting of your priorities, deep contentment, and, of course, thriving. Chances are, it will also melt your heart." -Jon Kabat-Zinn, professor, UMass Medical School, author of Full Catastrophe Living
"Once in a generation, a book comes along that can truly transform your life. This is it. Some of the most unhappy people are those who have achieved unfathomable money, power, and fame and found that it didn't bring them the happiness they were seeking. Now what? Thrive doesn't show just how to become more successful; it shows how to realize and experience what matters most." -Dean Ornish, founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, author of The Spectrum
"Thrive is a book that makes me smile just thinking about it. It is a book of wit, wisdom, and practical advice for changing our lives by changing our values. After all, why should we be content just to live when we can thrive?" -Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of the New America Foundation
"Socrates, Plato, Aristotle . . .Arianna. Beyond politics, there is her wisdom, applicable to everyone. This book probably added ten years to my life, some of which I'll spend re-reading it." -Bill Maher, host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher
Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in April of 2007, in the form of a broken cheekbone and an eye injury-the result of collapsing from exhaustion. After years of around-the-clock work to build the Huffington Post, one of the fastest-growing media companies in the world, Arianna was forced to ask herself: is this what success looks like? Is this the life she wanted? Globally recognized as one of the world's most influential women, she was, by the traditional measures of success, extremely successful. But she was not living a successful life by any sane definition. Arianna knew something had to change.
Since then, Arianna has dramatically altered the way she lives. Her new book THRIVE: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder (on sale March 25) shares her personal journey and charts a new way forward both in our work and in our personal lives.
Inspired by a commencement address Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, and drawing both on her experiences as a working mother-of-two and the latest science, Arianna shows how the way we currently pursue success leads to burnout, stress-related illnesses, lack of sleep and overreliance on technology-all to the detriment of our health, relationships, family life and even our careers. She writes in THRIVE about the need to look beyond the first two metrics of success-money and power-to include a third metric that recognizes the importance of our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for empathy and giving.
In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters-of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a vital revolution in our culture with the power to change the way we think, the way we work, and the way we live.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
ARIANNA HUFFINGTON is the president and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books. In May 2005, she launched the Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She has been named to the Forbes Most Powerful Women list and to the Time 100, Time Magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. She serves on several boards, including EL PAÍS, PRISA, the Center for Public Integrity, and the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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