By Nabeela Khan Inayati

Posted on: October 13, 2016

Arianna Huffington, namesake and synonymous of The Huffington Post resigned two months ago from the position of editor-in-chief of Huffington Post, one of the largest digital media outlets in the U.S. Not to mention her resignation made big headlines and was covered by every second media outlet and why not she is seen as a game changer of the digital media industry.

The 66 year old signed a new deal in June 2015 to remain at the Huffington Post as president & editor-in-chief through 2019. But the contract allowed her to launch the new company, Thrive Global, while continuing her role at the HuffPost.

Later, she said in an interview that she realised that Thrive Global really needed her full attention. Arianna in one of her tweets was quoted as saying, “I thought HuffPost would be my last act. But I’ve decided to step down as HuffPost’s editor-in-chief to run my new venture, Thrive Global”.

Thrive Global is the start-up she is launching devoted to helping individuals and companies around the world to reduce stress and burnout and improve their health and productivity.

Arianna has also published a number of books focussing on health and sleep issues. She's written books, including "Thrive" in 2014 and "The Sleep Revolution" this year, and has travelled the world, giving speeches and imparting the lessons on the subject.

She has taken wellness mission to new heights. The focus of her initiative is to reduce stress and exhaustion. She is the one who instilled a sleep revolution at the Huffington Post. She calls herself a sleep evangelist on twitter and has happily embraced the new title.   

Thrive is working on two wings - corporate and consumer. The company has partnered with Accenture to help counsel employees on how to live and work their best lives. 

In her own words, she is a firm believer in making life free of stress and believes adequate sleep is the mantra. She  shared on her twitter profile a survey that reads, "Workers Pay More for Health Care as Companies Shift Burden" pin-pointing to the greater need for stress free lives. 

She believes that people are losing on their health and relationships because they think that to succeed they need to burn but she wants to change such mind-sets through Thrive Global. A press release from her company describes: “Thrive Global’s mission is to change the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is a necessary price for success. By reducing stress and exhaustion, we can improve people’s health and increase productivity for both companies and individuals around the world”.