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 throughout 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 sturdy Morning the USA, Dan Harris knew he needed to make a few adjustments. A lifelong nonbeliever, he came across 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 was once the very factor he regularly concept used to be his maximum asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had either propelled him in the course of 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 previous and the long run on the cost of the current. such a lot folks may think 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 by way of the self-help swamis he met; as an alternative, it's anything he regularly assumed to be both very unlikely or dead: meditation. After studying approximately study that implies meditation can do every thing from decrease your blood strain to actually 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 unusual fringes of America's non secular scene, and leaves them with a takeaway which could really switch their lives.

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This alone is grounds for building a relationship. Tonight I could go to Wal-Mart and buy hair dye and lip balm. Or maybe search around the mall until I found the halter top she was wearing. I should take advantage of the summer weather and get a bronze skin tone. Instead, I will end up doing homework. No, tonight I will practice: practice standing straight, shoulders back, chin up and smiling. Then maybe tomorrow, he will ask me for the answer to number twelve . . and my name. Kimberly Russell My Angel Has a Halo You always were a daredevil.

With memories that linger— Won’t seem to go away. Why can’t I be happier? Today’s a brand-new day. Yesterdays are over, Even though the hurting’s not. Nothing lasts forever, I must cherish what I’ve got. Don’t take my love for granted, For soon it will be gone— All you ever wanted Of the love you thought you’d won. The hurt I’m feeling now Won’t disappear overnight, But someway, somehow, Everything will turn out all right, No more wishing for the past. It wasn’t meant to be. It didn’t seem to last, So I have to set him free.

I say. The last time I went with them to see a movie, I ended up sitting next to Xander. For an hour and forty-three minutes, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. Okay, maybe heaven is a bit much, but I did feel very, very happy. But now I think of something and my smile disappears. Nervously I tuck a strand of hair behind my ear. ” I begin to crack my knuckles, which I do whenever I’m nervous. Aw, who am I kidding? I crack my knuckles all the time. I really need to stop because it’s annoying and it’ll give me arthritis when I’m older.

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