NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“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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The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
By Arianna Huffington
Harmony Books • On sale date: March, 25, 2014 • Price: $26.00
More praise for THRIVE:
“Arianna Huffington has been disrupting media as we know it for her entire career. Now, in remarkably vulnerable and moving prose, she explains that money and power are a small piece of success, the most important piece is the Third Metric—which incorporates not only well being, but also wisdom, wonder and giving. Reading this book is the best thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones. A monumental work that will change your life, and your health.” -David B. Agus, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Engineering, University of Southern California and author of The End of Illness and A Short Guide to a Long Life
“Thrive is an urgently needed compendium of wisdom and practical guide enabling us to create peace of mind and well-being in our ever more chaotic lives. Filled with cutting edge scientific research, captivating stories, and straightforward everyday practices, this book is a call-to-action that informs, invigorates, and inspires all at once. Arianna Huffington’s ingenious gift is to bring herself fully into these pages as she invites us to join her on this rewarding journey to become more connected and compassionate with ourselves and others as we change our cultural conversation about how to best live our lives.” -Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., author of Brainstorm and Mindsight, professor, UCLA School of Medicine
“Arianna’s honest, raw and compelling call for us to Thrive in the midst of a jumbled, chaotic world by redefining what matters – well-being, wisdom, wonder, service and each other – is the right book at the right time to heal us from our disconnection to ourselves and each other.” -Mark Hyman, M.D., author of The Blood Sugar Solution
“Thrive is a captivating look at what it takes to live a more meaningful, satisfying life. Brimming with passion, supported by science, and crowned with practical insights, Arianna’s exceptional book will transform our workplaces, schools, and families.” -Adam Grant, Wharton professor and author of Give and Take
“Arianna Huffington has written a passionate and much needed prescription for reshaping life from the inside out. Turn off your cell phone, your email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and every other tool of the stressed-out, distracted world to spend some time thinking about grace, joy and wonder. You'll be glad you did.” –Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author of I Know Just What You Mean
“This is a generous, urgent, vital book, a chance to redefine how we keep score before it’s too late. Arianna has given us a gift, and delivered it with style. Read it!” -Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception
“You can feel Arianna’s passion for her subject on every page of this book. Arianna has reflected on and struggled with how best to define success ever since I met her more than 30 years ago. In Thrive she’s created a new paradigm for redefining how to systematically build a life of purpose and balance and accomplishment— the whole life we’re all ultimately after.” -Tony Schwartz, CEO, The Energy Project, author of The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working
“Beautiful, bold and brilliant…. I must confess I did not just read this book, I entered into long conversations with it. Rarely comes a title that makes you stop whatever you are doing and look at yourself in a new light, look within. Arianna Huffington is a compassionate rebel; she not only changes the world but also understands it. Her latest book Thrive profoundly transforms our understanding of success and wakes us up from the broken dreams we chase.” -Elif Shafak, author of Honor and The Forty Rules of Love
“One of the most important books of this century. Weaving a tapestry of home-spun wisdom, science and compelling life stories, this is a profoundly uplifting and practical book that has something for everyone. A must read for anyone wishing to live life more fully.” -Richard J. Davidson, founder and chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Not only is Thrive rich in worldly wisdom and brimming with motivation, it gives us the practical tools to help us reconnect to what is deepest and best inside of us. With evidence and inspiration, Arianna gently shows us how to face the craziness of life today with awareness, grace and a sense of humor. I have a feeling I’ll be referencing this book for a long time.” -Congressman Tim Ryan, Ohio, author of A Mindful Nation