Arianna Huffington talks with people she loves and admires in fields from music and technology to sports and industry about the lessons they've learned over the last twelve months.
Rufus Wainwright on Using This Time Well
34:15Musician 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.
Marc Benioff on Creating a New Future
28:25Salesforce 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.
Jonathan Biss on Spirituality and Music
29:14For 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 on Happiness
32:47Laurie 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.
Alexis Ohanian on Setting Boundaries
30:22Founder 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.
Tim Ferriss on Giving Up Control
30:12Millions 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.
Lindsey Vonn on the Mind-body Connection
23:00Exercise 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 on Self-compassion
26:30Dan 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 on Rethinking
32:57Adam 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 on Living Urgently
27:15Bozoma 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.