The Simple Yet Valuable Lesson Arianna Huffington Learned From Her Mother

05/11/2014 09:07 am ET | Updated May 11, 2014

Mother's Day is a natural time for us to reflect on how our mothers have influenced our lives and shaped our characters for the better.

Arianna Huffington has her mother to thank not only for putting her on the path to success, but also for encouraging her spiritual growth. In her new book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, HuffPost's president and editor-in-chief remembers the invaluable lesson she and her sister Agapi Stassinopoulos learned from their mother.

In honor of Mother's Day, listen to the simple teaching their late mother bestowed upon her two daughters:

Podcast produced by Amber Genuske and Rebecca Adams.

You can download the full audiobook for Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder here. For more Thrive podcasts, check out HuffPost on Soundcloud.

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