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 how to get happier that's actually 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 came upon himself on a weird and wonderful experience, concerning a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a group of mind scientists. finally, Harris discovered that the resource of his difficulties used to be the very factor he consistently inspiration was once his maximum asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had either propelled him during the ranks of a hyper-competitive enterprise 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 whilst we’re no longer hungry, and fixating at the previous and the long run 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 be able to do to rein it in – yet Harris stumbled upon a good way to do exactly that. It’s a miles cry from the miracle therapies peddled through the self-help swamis he met; as an alternative, it’s anything he consistently assumed to be both very unlikely or lifeless: meditation. After studying approximately examine that implies meditation can do every thing from decrease your blood strain to really rewire your mind, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported international 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 weird fringes of America’s non secular scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that may really switch their lives.

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I figured harder drugs had the potential to be even worse. However, my psychosomatic illness had left me feeling weak and adrift. One night, I agreed to go to a party with a guy from the office. ” He had offered before and I had always demurred, but this time, on an impulse, I caved. Here I was crossing what had always been a distinct, bright line, in an utterly haphazard fashion. I was thirty-two years old. The drug took about fifteen seconds to kick in. At first, it was just a pleasant electric sizzle coursing through my limbs.

I bitterly disagreed with her, but many of my colleagues did not. Her article cemented the impression that I was too green to do this job. Around the office, I immediately went from hero to donkey. A few weeks later, the Foreign Desk decided to give me a second chance, sending me this time to Tora Bora, where Osama bin Laden was holed up and under assault by local Afghan warlords on the American payroll. In the taxi on the way to the airport, I got a call from Peter. He told me the consensus was that I had blown it the first time around, and that now I really needed to prove myself.

This verbal Bataan Death March continued through four stories until I arrived at the “kicker” (news-speak for the requisite light, closing note), which was about the Miracle-Gro company coming out with a plant that blossoms with the words I LOVE YOU on it. As I read the last words off the prompter, I even felt confident enough to attempt a little extemporizing, although it fell flat. ” This time, there was no crowd hovering around me after it ended. None of my colleagues or friends said anything to me at all.

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