What I learned at Arianna Huffington's Thrive! Live event - Queen of Manifestation

What I learned at Arianna Huffington’s Thrive! Live event

This week I had the opportunity to attend Arianna Huffington’s event Thrive! in NYC. It was such a treat. And even better – I was put on the guest list and was able to bring my love with me.

Wow, what an incredible time!

It’s funny how things manifest so easily once you put the intention out there. You see, I heard about the Third Metric Live Event a while ago and put it in my google calendar. I blocked out the dates and didn’t make any other plans then.

But as the event came closer, I still hadn’t bought a ticket. What was I waiting for?

The event prices were high – but I could afford them. Somehow I just ‘knew’ I would be there. I even had the opportunity to do a VIP day with one of my business coaches that same day, but instead, ended up choosing not to.

Then I got an email invitation to join Thrive! the week before the event.

And when I replied, someone at the Huffington Post told me he’d be happy to have me and my +1 as Arianna’s guests. Amazing!

So.. what’s the point of this?

Here’s some wisdom you can take away:


  1. Trust your inner knowing.
  2. Schedule your dreams – no matter how big or small. Make them real and don’t plan other things for that time because you’re so sure that what you want IS happening.
  3. Leave room for miracles. They always happen. You just need to pay attention to the opportunities.
  4. Take action. (I replied to the email.)
  5. Ask. (Not only did I reply, but I also asked if I could bring someone. If I hadn’t asked, I wouldn’t have. But instead, I got to spend the 2 days being inspired WITH my love.)

Okay – so there were a HOST of amazing expert speakers that day from Julianne Moore, Dr. Dean Ornish, Kenneth Cole, and Penache Desai, to Alanis Morissette. And since you most likely weren’t there, I thought I’d share my favorite highlights and wisdom with you!

Think ALL ACCESS VIP Pass without having to leave the comfort of your own home!

(Above: Julianne Moore and me laughing about how we were just on the same plane together last week, and me with Panache Desai.)

The event was also in celebration of Arianna’s new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-being, Wisdom, and Wonder.

The following are short nuggets of wisdom from the event.

All tweetables – Just click on the quote to tweet it!

On Success:

“You’re born fine until you De-fine yourself.” – Swami Sivananda via Dr. Dean Ornish

“The cynical is in protection of our vulnerability.” – Alanis Morissette

“Liberation is the acceptance of oneself and one’s life as it is.” – Panache Desai

“If it’s not reversible, it’s not sustainable.” – Dr. Dean Ornish

“I am here. I am enough. And that is all.” – Panache Desai

On Mindfulness:

“The Chinese word for ‘mind’ is also for ‘heart’. So Mindfulness is heartfulness.” – Arianna Huffington

“We’re all manifestations of the same essence.. that blend of me and we is opening up to wonder.” – Dr. Dan Seigel

“The only time we ever have to live is NOW. It’s all about awe & wonder & well-being. And that’s all there is.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon went on to say that at retreats he hosts, they put a clock in the room , but all that it ever says is “now”. So When people check the time they say, “Oh my god, it’s now again!”

Loved that!

“What if in this moment, everything you need is inside of you & available?” – Panache Desai

On Meditation:

Jon Kabat-Zinn also said that just 7 combined hours of meditation can literally change the structure of your brain. So start practicing! But in case you don’t have a seated practice just yet, he also said this:

“The real meditation practice is how we live from moment to moment.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Writing music & performing.. it is like a prayer.” – Alanis Morissette

“We all talk about exploring space and Mars, but I’m more interested in discovering our inner place.” – Arianna Huffington

On Gratitude:

I learned that Arianna’s gratitude practice includes a ’10 finger’ exercise at night. She names 10 things she’s grateful for that day.

“Talk to people we love about what matters to us, not what’s the matter to us.” – Ellen Goodman

“Instead of reading, writing & arithmetics, we need to teach Reflection, Relationships & Resilience.” – Dr. Dan Seigel

On Giving:

“Instead of Go-Getting, if we can combine it with Go-Giving, it can truly transform the world.” – Arianna Huffington

“Young people come into this world with a bias to goodness.” – Richard J. Davidson

“If you want to be happy, practice compassion. If you want other people to be happy, practice compassion.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“To create change, you have to envision it.” – Camille Zamora, co-founder of Sing for Hope

“Life is shaped from the inside out.” – Arianna Huffington

Arianna said something about Inner Wisdom that truly struck me with Manifestation. She said, what you want is already inside us. I couldn’t agree more!

On Synchronicity:

“Synchronicity is the new normal.” – Panache Desai #Thrive

On Legacy:

“People ask, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ The better question is: ‘What do you want to be forever?” – Brad Meltzer

Go ahead and click on the quotes above to share the wisdom and tweet them to your tribe.

And feel free to tell me in the comments below which one of these quotes is your favorite – and Why!

Sharing only helps the process of growth and expansion. We can all benefit from your insights.

Sending you so much LOVE!

xoxo, Jen

P.S. If you haven’t already purchased Arianna Huffington’s book Thrive, you can check it out here.

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