Written By: Dan Harris
Read By: Dan Harris
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Publisher’s Summary: Nightline 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.
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10% Happier: Dan Harris
Audio Book Summary
Dan Harris is a reporter and anchorman at ABC News.
After suffering a panic attack before millions of viewers on the Good Morning America broadcast, Dan Harris realized that things in his life were not going well, it was not that he had a specific problem or that he was going through a difficult situation
Skeptical throughout his life, he realized that the source of his problems was really what he always considered his greatest asset: the unceasing and invariable inner voice that was driving him to the highest levels of a hypercompetitive company. And we all have an inner voice.
It is the one that makes us lose control unnecessarily, check the email compulsively, eat when we have no appetite and stay fixed in the past or the future, at the expense of the present. Most of us assume that we are subject to that voice and that we can do nothing to get rid of it, but Harris discovered an effective method to achieve it: meditation. After learning from research suggesting that meditation can do everything from reducing blood pressure to drawing new wiring in the mind, Harris managed to increase calm, concentration … and be at least 10% happier. ” We discussed today an atypical book in our long streak of books focusing on economics and investment. Any excuse is good to think a little about how they are and / or how we live our finite lives and the new year is good enough.
10% Happier is a self-help book written by someone who is not an expert but a user and seeker of self-help, and that is precisely what makes it interesting, the power to investigate and summarize the works and creators of self-help more Known in the US and worldwide with a spirit both critical and synthetic.
In fact, is not really a self-help book. Is a description of Harris’ journey through his career, and the enlightenment that he gradually attained.