A Look Back at Thrive

On April 24-25, 2014, a full house at the New York City Center enjoyed an event packed with insights and tips for living a Third Metric life of well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving. Hosted by Huffington Post president and Editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington and "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski, the discussions and panels featured thought leaders from a variety of fields. Below are memorable quotes and photos from the event.

  • "It's ok if you drop a ball in life, just pick it up and move on." — Andy Puddicombe
  • “Good guys are most likely to finish last, but also most likely to finish first.” — Adam Grant
  • “You can start your day over anytime.” — Dani Shapiro

Andy Puddicombe. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) © 2014 Huffington Post
  • “It’s time for you to stand up and sing your song.”— Jennifer Rudolph Walsh
  • “You can complete a project by dropping it.” — Arianna Huffington

Arianna encourages Mika to put down her phone and get some sleep. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) © 2014 Huffington Post
  • “Cindi Leive taught me to make an appointment with sleep the way we make an appointment to catch a plane.”— Arianna Huffington
  • “Life is not about achieving what we think of as success, it’s about your relationships.” — Julianne Moore
  • “If you miss this moment, you'll miss it forever. And the only time you have to be alive is now." — Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • "Well-being is actually something that can be cultivated and learned." — Dr. Richard J. Davidson
  • On the need to cook our own food. "You can't hold a cell phone and chop a carrot at the same time." — Laurie David

Thrive participants practicing yoga together (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) © 2014 Huffington Post
  • “You are in charge of you.”— Dr. David B. Agus
  • “Set an example for your kids by setting technological boundaries and guidelines for yourself first.” — Randi Zuckerberg
  • "Give yourself permission to step into your gifts and share them with others."— Agapi Stassinopoulos
  • “What would the planet look like if we were to prioritize relationships over financial success?” — Alannis Morissette

Alanis Morissette (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) © 2014 Huffington Post
  • "The self doesn't have to be defined by the boundaries of the skin."— Dr. Dan Siegel
  • "In order to thrive... we must be willing to inform our lives from the inside out." — Panache Desai
  • "I do what's in front of me, what's important... and usually everything turns out just fine . . . If I start thinking too much I get in trouble.”— Emilie Brzezinski
  • “We have to live well right to the end. We have to talk to people about what matters to us, not what’s the matter with us.” — Ellen Goodman
  • "If you dream big and work hard and have a side order of stubbornness, you can do anything in this world." — Brad Meltzer

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