New PDF release: 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced

By Dan Harris

ISBN-10: 0062265423

ISBN-13: 9780062265425

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 how 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 alterations. A lifelong nonbeliever, he came across himself on a weird and wonderful event, regarding a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a bunch of mind scientists. ultimately, Harris learned that the resource of his difficulties used to be the very factor he continuously idea used to be his maximum asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had either propelled him during 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 electronic mail compulsively, consuming whilst we’re now not hungry, and fixating at the prior and the longer term on the cost of the current. such a lot folks might imagine 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 just do that. It’s a much cry from the miracle remedies peddled via the self-help swamis he met; in its place, it’s whatever he consistently assumed to be both most unlikely or dead: meditation. After studying approximately study that means meditation can do every 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 which can really switch their lives.

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This is what people like me did when things got rough, right? I mean, even Tony Soprano had a therapist. So I agreed: I would come back twice a week. The sessions were held in Brotman’s ground-floor office in a cavernous hospital located in an extremely inconvenient part of Manhattan. Initially, the principal topic of our biweekly sessions was, of course, drugs. While I may not have been physically addicted, I was certainly psychologically hooked. I missed getting high so badly that it was the first thing I thought about in the morning and the last thing I fantasized about before I drifted off to sleep.

019 million people saw me lose my mind. It happened on June 7, 2004, on the set of Good Morning America. I was wearing my favorite new tie and a thick coating of makeup. My hair was overly coiffed and puffy. The bosses had asked me to fill in for my colleague Robin Roberts as the News Reader. The job basically entailed coming on and anchoring brief news updates at the top of each hour. I was sitting in Robin’s spot, at a small, satellite anchor desk inside the second story of ABC’s glass-encased studio in New York’s Times Square.

After a long, spine-rattling ride on the unpaved main road that bisects southern Afghanistan, we arrived in the middle of the night at a complex of squat government buildings on the outskirts of Kandahar. The American air campaign had knocked out power and the whole city was pitch-black. We quickly went to the roof of one of the buildings, established a satellite signal, and taped a report in which Peter Jennings, at the news desk in New York, asked me questions about our journey. After talking to me, Peter—who still had a national newscast to prepare for—took the time to call my parents and let them know I was okay.

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