The Best Ways to Avoid a Wake-Up Call

April 22, 2015 9:15 PM

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Wake-up calls -- you don't ask for them, yet they come. Often you're the last one to realize that the way you're going is just not sustainable -- that there is much more to life than frenetically chasing money and power. Famed creator and founder of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington had just that moment. Back in 2007, she found herself lying on the floor of her office with a broken cheekbone and a cut on her eye. There wasn't anything major happening to her from a medical viewpoint, but the frenetic hours and time that she was putting in to build her company had taken their toll. She was exhausted from lack of sleep and a punishing work schedule that left her little time to plan, to think, to be. So she went on a journey of discovery and found well-being, wonder, wisdom, and giving to be the four pillars to a fully-realized life.

Arianna spoke at The Content Council's annual spring conference, Content Chaos: Navigating the Path to Engagement, of her wish to save others the pain of a jarring wake-up call and instead to learn from the suffering and renewal of others. To that end, she published Thrive: The Third Metric to Redef...

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