'Thrive' is one of the most relevant books for the times we are now living.
At the time of writing (early 2015) many of us living in first-world countries, with a full-time job, find ourselves trapped in a race for success.
But what is success? Arianna tells you how she started re-considering what success means for her after she collapsed in her office, from exhaustion.
In this engaging book Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, talks about the Third Metrics of success: Well-being, Wisdom, and Wonder. She also adds Giving as an important part of a fulfilling life.
'Thrive' explores many different elements in each of the metrics - elements that affect most of us and that we can tinker with to live a better life.
For example, Arianna explores what it means to live in the world so connected by technology that we have today, and how to disconnect for a better quality of life; or the importance of sleeping well and its impact on our awake life.
The underlying base, which Arianna also explores, is the feeling that we don't have enough time; the 'hurry sickness' or 'time famine' - to which our technology contributes in some ways.
In fact, 'Thrive' touches on so many other relevant topics that this is a very worthwhile reading for anyone feeling overwhelmed by stress. The practical advice told through Arianna's personal story is helpful and spot on.
Other topics in 'Thrive' are gratitude, synchronicities, our intuition, burnout, or meditation.
You will also find an Appendices part at the end of the book, which contains tools, applications, resources and websites to staoy focused, meditate, and bring mindfulness into your life.
This is a catchy book, interesting and educating while easy to read. It is peppered with touching quotes from a number of authors and stories from Arianna's personal life, which make this a very engaging book.
"There is a purpose to our lives, even if it is sometimes hidden from us, and even if the biggest turning points and heartbreaks only make sense as we look back, rather than as we are experiencing them. So we might as well live life as if - as the poet Rumi put it - everything is rigged in our favor."
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