"The architecture of our lives is badly in need of renovation and repair," Arianna Huffington writes in her recently published New York Times bestseller, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.
Huffington implores us to ask ourselves if we're really thriving -- or are we merely surviving? Though we may be achieving success in the traditional sense, there's a good chance that those of us trapped in a cycle of stress and burnout, tech addiction and sleep deprivation are sacrificing a great deal of ourselves in the process.
It's clearly time to change the way we look at success. On April 24 and 25 at the New York City Center, The Huffington Post hosts Thrive, its second-ever Third Metric conference on redefining success beyond the two metrics of money and power to include a third metric of success that includes our health and wellness, our ability to tap into our innate inner wisdom and wonder, and our capacity for generosity and compassion.
Hosted by Arianna and Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," the two-day event will feature conversations with influencers and luminaries on topics related to the four pillars of the Third Metric: Well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving.
In the live blog below, we'll be posting videos, quotes, tweets and live updates from the conference on Thursday evening and Friday. Check back often to follow the conversation, and share your thoughts about how we can redefine success using the hashtag #thrive.
Watch the conference videos, and read all of the coverage below.
All live blog updates by Emma Gray, Carolyn Gregoire, Amanda Chan, Sarah Klein and Lindsay Holmes.
04/25/2014 5:11 PM EDT
That's A Wrap, Folks!
Thank you so much for joining us on this journey of learning to #thrive. The conversation about redefining success continues on The Huffington Post.
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12 steps from #Thrive: move, sleep, 5 mins of meditation a day, let go, make list and friend helps, turn off devices, focus on breath— On Parenting (@onparenting) April 25, 2014
04/25/2014 5:00 PM EDT
Arianna On Forgiving Ourselves For Not Being 'Perfect'
"We are all works in progress. Nobody is doing this perfectly. And we constantly veer off from what we know works for us."
04/25/2014 4:59 PM EDT
Arianna On The Need For A Third Metric
"If we only value money and power, we will never have enough."
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If You Want To Create Positive Change, You Have To Envision It
When Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus met at Juilliard, they wanted a way to use their passion -- singing -- to give back. They started Sing For Hope, a non-profit organization that promotes accessibility of the arts throughout New York City.
"We had no idea we were starting an organization, let alone a movement," Zamora said at Thrive, The Huffington Post's second Third Metric conference on redefining success beyond the two metrics of money and power. "Our idea was to create change, [and to] create positive change, you have to envision it."
04/25/2014 4:51 PM EDT
Brad Meltzer On Legacy
"If you're lucky, part of your legacy will be complete strangers remembering you."
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