10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works




      10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works
7 hrs and 50 minsNightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had both propelled him through the ranks of a hyper competitive business and also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on air freak out We all have a voice in our head It s what has us losing our temper unnecessarily, checking our email compulsively, eating when we re not hungry, and fixating on the past and the future at the expense of the present Most of us would assume we re stuck with this voice that there s nothing we can do to rein it in but Harris stumbled upon an effective way to do just that It s a far cry from the miracle cures peddled by the self help swamis he met instead, it s something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless meditation After learning about research that suggests meditation can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported world of CEOs, scientists, and even marines who are now using it for increased calm, focus, and happiness 10% Happier takes listeners on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives 2014 Daniel Benjamin Harris P 2014 HarperCollinsPublishers Best Read [ 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works ] author [ Dan Harris ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

Dan Harris is the coanchor of Nightline and the weekend editions of Good Morning America He regularly reports for 20 20, World News with Diane Sawyer, and the weekday editions of Good Morning America Before joining ABC News fourteen years ago, he worked for local news outlets in Boston and Maine He lives with his wife, Bianca, in New York City 10% Happier is his first book.

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works
  • Dan Harris
  • English
  • 07 July 2017
  • 0062265423

10 thoughts on “ 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works

  1. Dan Harris says:

    A heartbreaking work of staggering genius.

  2. Jason Schofield says:

    I fucking loved this book It s the most compelling introduction to meditation I ve seen, after spending hundreds of dollars buying books on the subject I have a therapy practice that is mindfulness based I often recommend informative but ...

  3. Will Byrnes says:

    Dan Harris is a bit of a jerk You don t have to take my word for it He says it himself,than once, in his book A lot of 10% Happier is about Harris trying to be less of a jerk Among his other journalistic accomplishments, which includethan a few in country assignments in hot fire war zones, hosting gigs on Good Morning America and Nightline, and scoring interviews with some very scary people, Harris is known for a live on camera meltdown that was seen only by close family members, Dan Harris is a bit of a jerk You don t have to take my word for it He says it himself,than once, in his book A lot of 10% Happier is about Harris trying to be less of a jerk Among his other journalistic accomplishments, which includethan a few in country assignments in hot fire war zones, hosting gigs on Good Morning America and Nightline, and scoring interviews with some very scary people, Harris is known for a live on camera meltdown that was seen only by close family members, co workers and oh, maybe 5 million viewers I have added a link at the bottom This is a road trip of self discovery tale, and the path Harris takes is extremely interesting Of course the self he discovers is still a self centered jerk, but a jerk who can really, really tell a story, fill it with fascinating, meaningful information, add in considerable dollops of LOL humor, much at his own expense, and emerge with what, for himself and many others, is a life changing way of going about his life Dan...

  4. Dan Dinello says:

    This bestseller annoyed me over and over It sof a memoir than a book about learning to meditate something I do But to read this book you must read about the life of this privileged rich white guy who has no social conscious and little interest in the people around him other than what he can exploit for a story His arrogance is present in the subtitle he reduced stress and kept his edge But he never had an edge as far as I could tell While the encouragement to meditate is positive, This bestseller annoyed me over and over It sof a memoir than a book about learning to meditate something I do But to read this book you must read about the life of this privileged rich white guy who has no social conscious and little interest in the people around him other than what he can exploit for a story His arrogance is present in the subtitle he reduced stress and kept his edge But he never...

  5. Raquel Moss says:

    I ve been under a fair bit of stress lately Nearly a year into self employment, work has become steadier, sometimesthan steady Although I love it, I ve finally come to understand why people yearn to meditate With my mind racing with mostly unproductive worries and nags, I ve been thinking that I should try mediation to calm the tumult and find flow again.The problem has been finding a guide to meditation that isn t complete granola claptrap I loaded Eckhart Tolle s The Power of Now o I ve been under a fair bit of stress lately Nearly a year into self employment, work has become steadier, sometimesthan steady Although I love it, I ve finally come to understand why people yearn to meditate With my mind racing with mostly unproductive worries and nags, I ve been thinking that I should try mediation to calm the tumult and find flow again.The problem has been finding a guide to meditation that isn t complete granola claptrap I loaded Eckhart Tolle s The Power of Now onto my Kindle but gave up almost immediately His meanings were almost completely opaque to me, and I didn t have to fortitude to stick through it So when Dan Harris popped up on The Colbert Rep...

  6. Heidi The Reader says:

    Dan Harris had problems, like all of us, but unlike all of us, he was beginning to experience some of the messier symptoms of his dysfunctional inner world in front of millions of people.He sought help and jumped into the meditation world with both feet I think its why most people find their way into spiritual practices something isn t working quite right in their life and they need to change from the inside out So, they look for a process of inner change and run smack into meditation.However Dan Harris had problems, like all of us, but unlike all of us, he was beginning to experience some of the messier symptoms of his dysfunctional inner world in front of millions of people.He sought help and jumped into the meditation world with both feet I think its why most people find their way into spiritual practices something isn t working quite right in their life and they need to change from the inside out So, they look for a process of inner change and run smack into meditation.However, Dan isn t drinking the kool aid of the new age movement He questions every practice for its practical benefits and searches for scientific experimentation to bac...

  7. Veronica Belmont says:

    I am a self help cynic I ve never read any self help, but I knew I needed to get a handle on my stress, anxiety and anger When I read the description of this book I listened to the audio version I said, OK, newsman, tell me how to be happier Dan Harris is an anchor for ABC, and in this story which readslike a memoir than a self help guide he details his own struggles early in his career I related to many of these difficulties particularly the fear of freez...

  8. Bharath says:

    This is the story of Dan Harris s self development His need for thinking over how he was living his life was prompted by a few panic attacks on live television he works with ABC Broadcasting As he seeks medical help, he realizes what his habit of drug abuse and competitive lifestyle is doing to him He next reads Eckhart Tolle s A New Earth and also meets him for an interview While interested in what Eckhart Tolle tells him, he regards his views as incomplete with no techniques for being This is the story of Dan Harris s self development His need for thinking over how he was living his life was prompted by a few panic attacks on live television he works with ABC Broadcasting As he seeks medical help, he realizes what his habit of drug abuse and competitive lifestyle is doing to him He next reads Eckhart Tolle s A New Earth and also meets him for an interview While interested in what Eckhart Tolle tells him, he regards his views as incomplete with no techniques for being here and now which Tolle advocates He next meets Deepak Chopra and finds him unimpressive as well He is evenforthright in condemning The Secret film as being simplistic, incorrect and of little value He goes on to dismiss most of the Self Help industry as hardly worth even a mention primarily cooking up incomplete and ineffective theories and dishing them out to a gullible and desperate people He next reads the work of Dr Mark Epstein based on advice from his wife on Buddhist prac...

  9. Diane says:

    When a book means a lot to me, I have adifficult time reviewing it I finished this memoir a week ago and have been pondering it ever since.Dan Harris is a reporter and anchorman at ABC News Back in 2004, he had a panic attack on air while trying to read the morning headlines He admitted to a therapist he was very stressed about his career, and that he had previously used recreational drugs Harris decided he wanted to find some peace of mind, and being a reporter, he researched differen When a book means a lot to me, I have adifficult time reviewing it I finished this memoir a week ago and have been pondering it ever since.Dan Harris is a reporter and anchorman at ABC News Back in 2004, he had a panic attack on air while trying to read the morning headlines He admitted t...

  10. Maxine says:

    A fun read, albeit one that gets bogged down in too many internal monologues to make it a truly great book.Harris is a fun writer, yet I found this entire book to be strangely narcissistic Which is ironic, as ego is why he first started meditating in the first place.His interactions with Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra are, however, hilarious and I sincerely enjoyed how skeptically he approached the entire topic Perhaps a bit too skeptically at times his distrust of the entire subject ha A fun read, albeit one that gets bogged down in too many internal monologues to make it a truly great book.Harris is a fun writer, yet I found this entire book to be strangely narcissistic Which ...

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