Biggest challenge as a mom

Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, talks about challenges she faced as a parent as her daughters struggled with eating disorders and drug abuse
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So my daughters are now 23 and 25, but the challenges never stop. And both my daughters went through eating disorders. My older daughter, as I write in Thrive, because she wanted to go and speak about it herself, got involved in drugs in her senior year at Yale. And that was one of the toughest things I went through as a mom, getting that call that every parent dreads. Mommy, I can’t breathe. The drive from NY to New Haven to pick her up in the emergency room. But even during that time what helped me get through it and be a better mom to her during that difficult period of recovery was focusing on what I was grateful for. That I was grateful she was alive, grateful she had reached out to me, grateful she had a loving family to rally around her. So I feel in the end, even during these challenging times, if we can focus on our gratitude, and tap into our own inner resources, we are better equipped at dealing with them.

Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, talks about challenges she faced as a parent as her daughters struggled with eating disorders and drug abuse

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Arianna Huffington

President and Editor In Chief, Huffington Post Media Group

Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books.

In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the 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 several boards, including HuffPost’s partners in Spain, the newspaper EL PAÍS and its parent company PRISA; Onex; The Center for Public Integrity; and The Committee to Protect Journalists.

Her 14th book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder was published by Crown in March 2014 and debuted at #1 in the New York Times Bestseller list.

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