10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced by Dan Harris

By Dan Harris

Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unforeseen, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey in the course of the unusual worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers the way to get happier that's really achievable.

After having a nationally televised panic assault on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he needed to make a few adjustments. A lifelong nonbeliever, he chanced on himself on a extraordinary experience, concerning a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a group of mind scientists. ultimately, Harris discovered that the resource of his difficulties used to be the very factor he continuously proposal used to be his maximum asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had either propelled him throughout the ranks of a hyper-competitive company and likewise led him to make the profoundly silly judgements that provoked his on-air freak-out.

We all have a voice in our head. It’s what has us wasting our mood unnecessarily, checking our e mail compulsively, consuming while we’re no longer hungry, and fixating at the earlier and the longer term on the fee of the current. such a lot folks may suppose we’re caught with this voice – that there’s not anything we will do to rein it in – yet Harris stumbled upon a great way to do exactly that. It’s a miles cry from the miracle therapies peddled via the self-help swamis he met; as an alternative, it’s anything he continually assumed to be both most unlikely or dead: meditation. After studying approximately learn that means meditation can do every little thing from reduce your blood strain to really rewire your mind, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported global of CEOs, scientists, or even marines who're now utilizing it for elevated calm, concentration, and happiness.

10% Happier takes readers on a experience from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the interior sanctum of community information to the unusual fringes of America’s non secular scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that can truly switch their lives.

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This was the extension for the World News Tonight “rim,” the area where Peter and his senior producers spent the day putting together the show. I called in, and the young assistant who answered the phone put me on hold. Then a man picked up and said, “I think we need to start covering Ralph Nader. His campaign is picking up speed. ” The next day, I was on a plane to Madison, Wisconsin, to interview Nader and file a piece for that night’s broadcast. It was a hectic, harrowing process, exacerbated by the fact that, late in the day, Peter requested a series of significant changes to the script I had written.

He saw his job as a privilege—a sacred trust with the audience, and a vital part of a functioning democracy. He was a congenital contrarian who expected his staff to aggressively question authority (including our own bosses—except, of course, him). Early in my tenure, I pitched him a story about the treatment of mentally ill inmates in prison, which Peter personally helped me produce and gave prominent play on his broadcast. Then he had me launch more investigations, one on the issue of rape in prison, and another into the silencing of conservative voices on American college campuses.

You’re on national television. This is happening now. Right now. Everyone is seeing this, dude. Do something. DO something. I tried to fight through it, with mixed results.  . ” It was at this point, shortly after my reference to “cancer production,” with my face drained of blood and contorted with tics, that I knew I had to come up with something drastic to get myself out of the situation. My on-air meltdown was the direct result of an extended run of mindlessness, a period of time during which I was focused on advancement and adventure, to the detriment of pretty much everything else in my life.

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