Thrive

Thrive

The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating A Life of Well-being, Wisdom, and Wonder

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As co-founder and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, this is the author's case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success, money and power, has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In a commencement address she gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we are going to topple over. We need a third leg, a third metric for defining success, to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. 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, she shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives. -- From book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780804141253
0804141258
9780804140843
0804140847
Branch Call Number: 650.1 H8895t 2014
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 22 cm

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ReidCooper
Sep 29, 2014

A very HuffPo pop version of much better books by actual experts who made the same points before. So disappointed.

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eliseweatherby
Sep 09, 2014

Written for women. As a woman and mother I whole heartedly enjoyed this book it offers a woman’s perspective on life and “success”. if I was male I am not sure how I would have reacted because all the principles have been presented in a womanly way. One of my favorite reads this year!

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writermala
Jun 28, 2014

I don't know why but somehow I assumed that "thrive" would be a book which would tell me how to achieve more in a fast paced day by acting faster using technology. Imagine my surprise therefore, when the book advised me to redefine success. Huffington advocates living a life of well-being, wisdom, and wonder and emphasizes the importance of giving of oneself. I would say this book will go a long way in increasing any reader's sense of wellness and if you actually put into practice what she says you will certainly "thrive!" I already feel calmer and more at peace with myself.

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drowland
May 20, 2014

This is a wonderfully written guide for defining that work/life balance we are all striving for. Much more informative and supportive than I expected. She is a talented researcher and writer.

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