Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thrive - Book Review

So many people think success is only about money and power. But Huffington Post co-founder, president, and editor in chief Arianna Huffington believes there is a third metric of success, one that can be broken into four legs: well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving.

In Thrive, Huffington outlines how you too can redefine your concept of success and focus on your own well-being, using your intuition and inner wisdom, constantly being in awe of the world around you, and using your time and talents to give back in some way.

I think this is a very important book for women, especially, because so often women don't spend enough time taking care of themselves. But men and women alike can both suffer from this false sense of success. It's all about work, work, work in order to rise to the top, keep your position at the top, and make as much money as possible. But if you're neglecting these other areas of your life, you can't fully thrive in your life.

What I found interesting about this book was that there was such a focus throughout the whole book on meditation. And as someone who practices yoga every week and meditation in one of those yoga classes (though I'm not very good at it), I can't tell you enough how much I agree with this! Just spending a few minutes closing your eyes, turning off the endless loop of thoughts running through your brain, and just being has such a relaxing effect on the body that ultimately affects your well-being, your wonder of the world around you, helps you get in touch with your intuition or gut feelings, and re-energizes you so that you're better able to give back to others.

The back of the book also includes resources that readers can use to help them reach all four levels of the third metric of success. I'll be downloading a bunch of the meditation apps for sure!

Thrive is published by Harmony Books and is available in paperback now. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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