I hope you’ll tune in tonight to Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s new HBO documentary, “One Nation Under Stress.” With its mix of scientific rigor and powerful, flesh-and-blood storytelling, it’s one of those rare shows with the potential to change your life. Because right now in America, we’re facing a stress epidemic that is literally a life-and-death issue. Seventy-five percent of our health care costs are stress-related and our life expectancy has fallen three years in a row.

Something is deeply wrong. And as Dr. Gupta shows, this crisis is about more than grim statistics. It’s about our ability to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. It’s about our definition of success and how we pursue a life of purpose. And it’s about the future of our country. Please watch — not only to understand the depth of the crisis but to be reminded that we have more power than we realize to make changes. When we do, we’re not only helping ourselves, we become part of a much larger collective story.

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Author(s)

  • Arianna Huffington

    Founder & CEO of Thrive

    Arianna Huffington is the founder and CEO of Thrive, the founder of The Huffington Post, and the author of 15 books, including Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In 2016, she launched Thrive, a leading behavior change tech company with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success. 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 numerous boards, including Onex and The B Team. Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, both became instant international bestsellers. Most recently, she wrote the foreword to Thrive's first book, Your Time to Thrive: End Burnout, Increase Well-being, and Unlock Your Full Potential with the New Science of Microsteps.