This week Arianna Huffington brings her warmth, wit and wisdom to the show. It was an honor hear about her life–from growing up in Athens, to Cambridge at sixteen, to moving to New York and founding one of the most powerful media companies in the world. She reveals her “wake up call” moment–when she was forced to radically change her lifestyle or face debilitating exhaustion. She discovered that prioritizing sleep would become one of the most radical acts of her life. In her book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, she chronicles her journey, touching on the science of sleep, the industrial revolution, sex, the power of dreams, and much more. Reading this book will give you concrete ways to reduce stress, combat anxiety, and reclaim the night. Our conversation also touches on some politics–how could I not ask Arianna about Trump?! I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did and that it inspires you to go to bed a little earlier tonight.
Arianna Huffington is the co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, the news and blog site that she launched in 2005. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She has been named one of the world’s most influential people by Time Magazine and she’s graced Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. She serves on numerous boards, including The Center for Public Integrity and Uber. Her 15th book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, on the science, history and mystery of sleep, was published in April and became an instant New York Times Bestseller.