Book Review: Thrive

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and WonderThrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Here we have a book that might put you to sleep. This is never a good book recommendation, just ask any author. In this case, however, Ms Huffington’s fine book Thrive aims to do just that, to call attention to our sleep-deprived lives, and help us get back to a semblance of sanity. The author cites her own ‘final straw’ moment in April of 2007 when her frenetic lifestyle caught up with her, causing her to injure herself inadvertently, and sending her a wakeup call that caused her to slow down, and for our benefit to write this book. In 4 chapters: Wellbeing, Wisdom, Wonder, and Giving, Huffington tells us why we need to take better care of ourselves, partly because, as she says, ‘our obituaries discuss how we lived our lives, they never mention our successes.’ With relevant references, she tells why we need self-care now more than ever. ‘We’re told to secure our own mask first,’ she writes, ‘before caring for others.’ The book is filled with such advice, especially as it pertains to sleep, or our collective lack of it. For those of us feeling, as Huffington says, ‘whittled and sandpapered down’ by the pace of their lives, Thrive offers a calming respite. It might put you to sleep, and that’s a very good thing. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

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