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Musician Rufus Wainwright joins Arianna Huffington in a wide-ranging conversation about what the pandemic has taught him about marriage, parenting, rest and recovery, and solitude.
Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff speaks with Arianna Huffington about the connection between meditation and leadership, and how the pandemic has him reimagining a new future for himself and his company.
For pianist Jonathan Biss, music and spirituality have always been inseparable. But the pandemic has forced him to slow down, become more mindful, and deepen his connection to music. In this episode, he talks with Arianna Huffington about spirituality, mindfulness, meditation, sleep, and performance.
Laurie Santos, cognitive scientist at Yale and the mind behind The Happiness Lab podcast, talks with Arianna Huffington about happiness, resilience and the power of social connection. She says this past year has taught her the power of confronting her emotions and reframing her anxieties. 
Founder of Seven Seven Six, Alexis Ohanian is married to one of the world's greatest athletes, Serena Williams. So when she told him he worked even harder than her, he took it as a compliment. But he quickly realized it wasn't. He was falling prey to "hustle culture," trying to stay as busy as possible, and he was risking burnout. He shares what the pandemic has taught him about mindfulness, parenting, and setting boundaries.
Millions of people look to Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, for advice about how to live their lives better. So what advice has he learned to give himself during this tumultuous year? Forget trying to maintain the illusion that you can control everything. Instead, learn from the Stoics, and look to what you can control — your inner life and your reactions. Tim speaks with Arianna Huffington about gratitude, sleep, meditation and self-care.
Exercise isn't just about getting our bodies in shape. It can also improve our mental well being. Lindsey Vonn has been training all her life, as a World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist. But it took a global pandemic to remind her just how deeply the mind and body are connected. In this episode, she talks with Arianna Huffington about what she has learned about rest and recovery, mindfulness and gratitude in this past year. 
Dan Harris speaks with Arianna Huffington about meditation, self-care and what it all has to do with self-compassion. The ABC News anchor and journalist spent years thinking that giving yourself positive affirmations would feel goofy or forced. Now he says he's ready to "embrace the cheese," and reward himself with a little pat on the back (or chest) every once in a while.
Adam Grant, Wharton's top-rated professor, speaks with Arianna Huffington about gratitude, meditation and sleep. The author of Think Again says the pandemic has him rethinking his core values: integrity, freedom, generosity and excellence.
Bozoma Saint John, Global Chief Marketing Officer at Netflix, speaks with Arianna Huffington about spirituality, solitude and finding meaning in the middle of a pandemic. Since the death of her husband, Boz has endeavored to "live urgently," but the COVID-19 pandemic redefined what that mantra means to her. She says being forced to slow down and stay inside has changed her relationship with her daughter, and with herself. 
Arianna Huffington sits down with author, teacher and former monk Jay Shetty to talk about prioritizing health and well-being, and seeking happiness through purpose. The author of The Monk Mindset embraces the power of stillness and solitude, and shares how he's learned to live together, and apart, from those he loves.
Van Jones on Self-care

Van Jones on Self-care


In this episode, Van Jones talks with Arianna about burnout, mental health and how the pandemic changed how he thinks about self-care. Pre-COVID, the CNN host and commentator was traveling so much for work, he'd sometimes wake up not knowing what city he was in. The pandemic was the wake-up call that forced him to re-examine his life and his work.
It has been an unprecedented year of disruption, with a pandemic shaking up our lives, protests changing how we think, and politics grabbing the world’s attention. Arianna Huffington has convened some of the most remarkable people in fields from music and technology to sports and business for this new series. The title says it all. Listen in as Arianna's guests share the life lessons they've learned over the past year, and end each episode with Microsteps you can use in your own life to turn this inspiration into action.
At only 28 years old, Charli XCX's career has been travelling at warp speed -- creating music, directing music videos, matchmaking new bands, developing a Netflix show and even starting a record label. But how does she unwind?Charli XCX joins Arianna to discuss burnout, self-doubt, and how sleep is central to her success. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Lindsey Stirling is a violinist, dancer, choreographer and mental health advocate who's been vocal about her struggles with eating disorders and depression, and her journey to recovery.She joins Arianna to talk about how she manages her health today, from limiting screens and social media, to getting a good night’s rest. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Melinda Gates is a philanthropist, business woman and global advocate for women and girls as the co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. She’s also the founder of Pivotal Ventures, a start-up accelerator committed to social progress as well as the author of the bestselling book The Power of Lift.In this episode, she joins Arianna to discuss how prioritizing sleep, meditation and human connection helps her thrive. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Thrive presents a special four-part series all about the importance of a good night’s sleep -- and how to get it! Sleep is always essential to every aspect of our well-being. But in extraordinary times of anxiety, and stress, getting the sleep we need is more important than ever.Sleep is the foundation of both a strong immune system and our physical and mental resilience — the very things we need to navigate this pandemic and the uncertainty of the year ahead.In this series, Arianna Huffington speaks with four remarkable women about how they prioritize sleep -- and how it helps them thrive.Even comic geniuses need their sleep. The brilliant Lisa Kudrow is best known for her portrayal of Phoebe on Friends. She has also starred in The Comeback and Web Therapy, and is an executive producer of TLC’s and NBC's “Who Do You Think You Are?” She joins Arianna for a discussion about the important roles that sleep, science and spirituality play in her life. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Nora McInerny

Nora McInerny


Thrive 5 returns with podcast host and author Nora McInerny. She’s the host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking and the author of numerous books including No Happy Endings and It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too). In this episode, host Clarice Metzger talks to Nora about being open about the tough things in life, the importance of empathy in the workplace, and how late 90s rom-coms are truly saving us right now. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Tunde Oyeneyin

Tunde Oyeneyin


Thrive 5 returns with Peloton instructor Tunde Oyeneyin. Tunde is known to draw tens of thousands of viewers to her inspirational rides. This week, host Clarice Metzger talks to Tunde about owning your confidence, taking time to unwind and challenging racism in the fitness industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sara Auster

Sara Auster


Thrive 5 returns with sound therapist and meditation teacher Sara Auster. Maybe you’ve gone to one of her relaxing sound baths IRL or you’re one of her 31,000 followers on Instagram. This week, Host Clarice Metzger talks to Sara about using art to heal trauma, finding your calling and staying present. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Comments (2)

Beatrice G. Mahuru

Thank you Arianna and Bozema. This conversation really helped me to accept that the downtime I am having with my youngest daughter through this pandemic. She is a boarding student in Australia but has been stuck here in Papua New Guinea since last April 2020 due to border closure. As our youngest of 6 daughters in our beautiful blended family, we continue to use this opportunity to learn about each other in a truly deep way. Coincidently, my husband and I were in fact discussing last night that this being stuck at home together has been a happy coincidence. This podcast was another happy coincidence. Stay blessed always.

Mar 30th

Bonita Wise

I really enjoyed the fresh new questions that Arianna Huffington posed to the incredible authentic Mellody Hobson. Thanks to both of these brilliant women!

Nov 21st
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