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Thrive

I read Thrive based on the recommendation of my girlfriend. This was a good book, though there were times when the author seemed to ramble on a bit, saying the same thing in several different ways.

In my opinion, this book is about living life to its fullest. Ms Huffington kept describing this as a women's revolution book, but her arguments were difficult for me to understand (maybe because I am not a woman). Her ideas on life are solid and her theories, sound. In this book, she provides some nice practical advice to live by, from meditation, to sleep, to avoiding multitasking.

Our eulogies are always about the other stuff: what we gavbe, how we connected, how much we meant to our family and friends, small kindnesses, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh.

So why do we spend so much of our limited time on this earth focusing on all the things our eulogy will never cover? p16

One of her discussions centers on meditation and she describes how to practice a "centering prayer" develped by Basil Pennington in the 1970's. This seems like a simple way to add meditation to a person's daily routine.

So no matter what tradition you follow - or if you follow no tradition - there is some form of meditation and mindfulness that can be integrated into your life. p52

A recent conflict of mine is with today's many distractions and the incursion of outside and unnecessary stressors into our lives. She references Tim Harford who recommended to "Turn off all notifications; you should control when you want information, not the reverse."

Arianna provides some practical sleep tips after discussing the importance of having enough sleep regularly:

 


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