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Redefining Success

The REAL Reason Success Can't Make You Happy

OWN | Posted 05.27.2014 | OWN

Work hard, achieve your goals, become happy -- that's the happiness formula many believe to be universally true. But happiness researcher Shawn Achor ...

How Acting Like a Dog Will Get You What You Want

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Steinmann

Rush wasn't thinking, "What if?" He just saw what he wanted and went for it. Rush can teach us adult humans a few lessons about getting what we want.

10 Years Later -- Reunion Reflections on Success

Stephanie Hsu | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Hsu

It took some time to realize that even though my title and pay were the highest they had ever been, this situation was not sustainable. I was spending more time in my car than with my daughter every day, and I found that unnerving.

Success: What is Your Definition?

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Marcus T. Wright

Surely achieving these things are what we should strive for? Everyone has told us, since we can remember, that these are the types of things that define success.

How Mindfulness Helped One Prisoner Find Happiness Behind Bars

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Sometimes it takes a life-changing or tragic moment for us to reconsider what we really want from life. Unemployment, illness and personal loss are ju...

Use Your Bucket List to Design Your Life

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Steinmann

Janak and Nalisha Patel asked themselves, "What does success really mean to us?" For answers, they turned to a very logical place, their bucket list. They had created their bucket list years before and decided this was the time to dust it off and actually use it as a guide to design their life.

Thrive's Very Own Top Ten List

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.15.2014 | Books
Arianna Huffington

One of my favorite activities is sitting with a book and underlining the points I find most interesting. That's why I love the Amazon Kindle's "popular highlights" feature, which lets readers highlight meaningful, resonant passages and share them with other readers. Recently I checked in to see what passages readers have been highlighting in Thrive. Here are the top ten current highlights, in order of popularity.

How Rethinking Happiness Can Help Cure The 'Stress Pandemic'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Generations after generations have been raised to believe that academic achievement and career success will bring them the happiness they seek in life...

Changing the Corporate Battlefield

Melissa Riddington | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Melissa Riddington

I collapsed at work. Twice. Once was not enough for the perfectionist in me. But, thankfully that was several years ago. My body forced me to stop, whether I liked it or not. I finally listened and made what I thought at the time were difficult decisions.

How Becoming A Mother Changed This Woman's Definition Of Success

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.13.2014 | Parents

Seeking lives of well-being and balance, women around the world are honing in on what it means to be truly successful. Even those who have achieved su...

Redefining Success -- Lessons From Arianna Huffington's Thrive

Gordon Ching | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Gordon Ching

Millennials grew up attached to technology, wired 24/7, but Huffington's honest and fundamental perspective provides us a window of reflection into something that is often neglected -- to bring attention on the topic of our well-being.

My Mother's Death: One of the Most Transcendent Moments of My Life

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.10.2014 | Fifty
Arianna Huffington

Everyone felt her presence there, hosting, presiding, shining her light on us. In our garden, we planted a lemon tree in her honor that has been producing juicy lemons ever since.

Using Your Talents to Help Others

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Giving can be as simple as giving joy to others -- sharing our talents and skills to help them tap into their own ability to experience wonder.

12 Steps (Because We Are All Addicted): From Burnout to Thriving

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Have a specific time at night when you regularly turn off your devices -- and gently escort them out of your bedroom. Disconnecting from the digital world will help you reconnect to your wisdom, intuition and creativity.

This Mother's Day: Remembering My Mother

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Arianna Huffington

Some people are naturally time affluent. My mother, for instance. In fact, when it came to time, she was filthy rich. She moved through her days like a child does, living in the present, stopping, literally, to smell the roses.

How Spending Time At Home Can Help You Thrive

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living

Despite her success as a radio personality, television star and published author, media maven Wendy Williams claims that it is her normalcy that helps...

A Life Manifesto for the Class of 2014

Kalon Gutierrez | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Kalon Gutierrez

Class of 2014, as you embark upon graduation, I ask you to take a long drawn out second to determine what you aspire your own life pie to be. And I challenge you to stick to it.

How Do You Define Success?

Andy Shefsky | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Shefsky

Defining success is ever-evolving, but as I embark on the journey, I equate success with happiness. When others around me are happy, then I am happy. If I let up for just one minute, I will find my balance out of whack.

How Do You Make Your Living?

Naomi Mac Millan | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Naomi Mac Millan

I always find it strange when someone tells me that I can't make a living on writing alone. I know they mean that there's no money in it, but isn't that an odd way to put it? Somehow, 'make money' has become 'make a living.'

8 Celebs Who Gave Up Hollywood For A Higher Calling

Refinery 29 | Posted 05.06.2014 | Celebrity

Breaking news: Being a celebrity isn't the most important thing in the world. While some actors would have you believe that the universe revolves arou...

A Renewed Definition of Success

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa M. Sodeika

Today, I am exceedingly grateful that because of my career success, I can refine my personal definition of what success now looks like. My accomplishments have led me to this place, and I can forge a new path and write a new success story for myself.

Redefining Success

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

Too often, success is measured by the greater amount of things we have and the smaller amount of time for anything not related to earnings. Success is not seen as a narrow ladder to climb above others on, but rather, it's a forward motion of self-reevaluation, re-prioritizing and resiliency.

Thrive, NYC -- One Man's Awakening

Ted Barber | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Ted Barber

If you prioritize this Third Metric in your professional life, will the other two legs of the stool appear, or will you topple over just as easily as those who prioritize money and influence?

Thriving in the Social Sector

Nell Derick Debevoise | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Nell Derick Debevoise

Arianna's message -- and specific tips -- about well-being should be directed with special attention to not-for-profit and social enterprise professionals ... Enabling them to take care of themselves first will allow them to more effectively take care of the people they aim to serve.

How I Thrive: Redefining Success in My Life

Michele Botwin Raphael | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Michele Botwin Raphael

I am redefining success in my life in the measurement of my kids' giggles and my own. I am redefining success in my life by redefining myself.