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Burnout: Time to Abandon a Very Costly Collective Delusion

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Arianna Huffington

As I've been out on the road talking about Thrive, one question has been coming up again and again, which is some variation of, "hey, it's OK for you to say 'you don't need to burnout' now that you're already successful, but what about those of us just starting out who want to succeed?" It's a good question -- and it seems like a logical one. But its premise is actually flawed in a number of ways. It is based on the dangerous assumption that overwork and burnout are the only path to professional success. A growing number of scientific studies confirm the profound negative effects of burnout and sleep deprivation on every aspect of our health and performance. Our deluded corporate culture may still congratulate employees for working 24/7, but good ideas are much more valuable to a successful business than exhausted employees. They are the lightning in a bottle everyone is trying to capture.

Thriving Is Your Nature, and There Is Not a Thing You Have to Do About It

Dr. Amy Johnson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Johnson

Thriving is what you notice when you stop looking for instances where it's not happening. Thriving is also what happens when you stop trying to make it happen. Thriving often happens despite all your effort, not because of it.

The Three Biggest Myths About Giving, and How to Become Productively Generous

Adam Grant | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Adam Grant

Although many people give at their own expense, there's a group of people who are productively generous. How do they do give without compromising their well-being and falling short on traditional notions of success? They reject three myths about giving.

Thrive and the $26 Philanthropist

Charles Best | Posted 02.20.2014 | Impact
Charles Best

Fourteen years ago, I began teaching history at a public high school in the Bronx. My students and colleagues were awesome, but I could see that the school where I was teaching did not have the same resources as the schools I'd attended. My colleagues and I spent a lot of our own money on copy paper and pencils, but we often couldn't afford the resources that would get our students excited about learning. We'd talk in the teachers' lunchroom about books our students should read, a field trip we wanted to take, or a microscope that would bring science to life. "Crowdfunding" wasn't yet a word, but I figured there were people out there who'd love to help -- if they could see where their money was going. Fourteen years later, more than a million donors have supported projects reaching 10 million students in low-income communities, demonstrating that micro philanthropists can have a macro impact.

From Surviving to Thriving

Lisa Arends | Posted 02.17.2014 | Divorce
Lisa Arends

The road from survival to thriving isn't a straight one. Some days you will experience great progress only to be pulled back to first step again. But the twists and turns become easier to navigate as you become familiar with the path.

Is Your Story Holding You Back?

Heather Strang | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

To dig beyond the past and move into the stillness of our soul to that part of us that is whole and complete and always has been is what I believe we are all meant to experience.

Thriving Rather Than Stressing Through Your Holidays

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

The bottom line is to give yourself the holiday experience that is just right for you. Do what is meaningful to you and be with people who appreciate you. Some might view this as self-indulgent, but I see it as taking responsibility for warming the cockles of your own sweet heart.

Stacia Pierce: Balancing Your Hectic Life

Stacia Pierce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Stacia Pierce

Remove the picture you have in your mind of what balance is supposed to look like. Focus instead on productivity and the rest will fall into place.

Let Intuition Be the CEO of Your Business

Heather Strang | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

Look at revolutionaries like Oprah and Steve Jobs -- folks who consistently mention "intuition" as part of their process. I believe we can all thrive in our businesses and in our lives if we make intuition our CEO.

Release Resistance and Thrive

Heather Strang | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

Ultimately, know that as cliché as it sounds -- this too shall pass. With intention and an empowered attitude, you can experience a life that truly thrives.

Feel the Fear and Make It Work for You

Clint Salter | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Clint Salter

So can we make fear work for us? Can we embrace fear and use it as a driver to power through and achieve? The answer is yes!

Coping Mechanisms as a Springboard to Purpose

Erin Havel | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

It's important to point out that creating a public purpose is not everyone's way of getting through an illness. Sometimes the outside world doesn't understand that.

Celebrating a Decade Thriving With Cancer

Kris Carr | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Kris Carr

As I meditate on the impact that illness has had on my life, I realize I'm a better, more grateful woman today because of cancer. I was asleep at the wheel before cancer shook me awake. And though there's still no cure, I continue to live harmoniously with cancer.

When Hardship Hits: Ask Not, 'Why Me?!' Ask, 'Why Not Me?!'

Ann Rasmussen | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Ann Rasmussen

We can choose to think flexibly and adaptively, rather than rigidly and maladaptively, by redefining painful life blows as opportunities to evolve. Suffering is the "rock-tumbler" of life, within which the nuggets of our battered selves get polished into our highest and best selves.

Life's Crossroads: How To Thrive In Times Of Change

Linda Durnell | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

When I'm faced with fear at life's inevitable crossroads, I have learned to "let it rip" and charge "no holds barred" into the abyss -- if for no other reason than to see what is there.

Thriving While Dying: Fearlessly Embracing A Terminal Illness

Rick A. Reynolds | Posted 11.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick A. Reynolds

"My doctors say I have at best three months left to live. I refuse to believe it and know that working with you will help me survive." That's how my work began with the client who taught me the most about living fearlessly and making every second count.

7 Things You Must Do to Survive and Thrive in 2012 and Beyond

Jed Diamond | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
Jed Diamond

In his book, A Vision for 2012, futurist John Petersen he says, "Converging trends strongly suggest that the world -- and our country -- are about to ...

5 Ways To Achieve Your Post-Divorce Resolutions

Melanie Gorman | Posted 03.11.2012 | Divorce
Melanie Gorman

Setting an intention about your life encourages a change at more of a core level. When done correctly, intentions have the ability to create lifelong changes as opposed to "once a year" changes that often fail after the first few weeks.

Healthy Living In A Post-Consumerist World

Duane Elgin | Posted 08.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Duane Elgin

In creating healthier ways of living, a new village movement based upon the sanity of simplicity, a strong ecological consciousness and respect for children and family, will play a vital role in building a future of sustainable prosperity.

LA, New York, Amsterdam... Denver?

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

I wouldn't say I've lived a Big Life, but decidedly larger than medium. Call it medium well.