10% Happier with Dan Harris

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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He wrote the bestselling book, "10% Happier," started an app -- "10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" -- and now, in this podcast, Dan talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10%. Basically, here's what this podcast is obsessed with: Can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enlightenment (whatever that means)? New episodes every Wednesday morning.,

Episode Date
#140: Scott Norton, The Condiments Guy Who Meditates
00:52:43
Since invading the condiments market with Sir Kensington's, a line of ketchup, mustard and other spreads, company co-founder Scott Norton said meditation has helped him slow down and have better self-assessment under the stress of managing a start-up. Sir Kensington's is now nationally distributed in grocery stores, restaurants and meal kits, and was acquired by Unilever last year, but Norton said, "People look at entrepreneurs and they look at start-ups and they look at successful companies and it appears to be so easy ... but I can tell you it doesn�t look like that. Success is not a straight line." The Plug Zone: Websites: http://www.sirkensingtons.com/ | http://www.scottnorton.org/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sirkensingtons/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/swhnorton ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
Jun 20, 2018
#139: Diana Butler Bass, 100 Days of Gratitude
01:05:00
Author and religion scholar Diana Butler Bass has tried on many forms of Christianity, from growing up Methodist to becoming an Evangelical Christian for years and then joining the Episcopal Church, where she started exploring Centering Prayer and eventually meditation. Though her 10 books span a range of facets on Christianity, Bass says writing her most recent book, "Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks," saved her life. The Plug Zone: Website - http://dianabutlerbass.com/ Books - http://dianabutlerbass.com/books/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/dianabutlerbass ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
Jun 13, 2018
#138: Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, Meditating While Having ADHD
00:57:09
Stephanie Sarkis, an author and expert in ADHD, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorder and chronic pain, brings a unique perspective to her work because she herself struggles with ADHD and anxiety. Working mostly with adults, from college-age on up, Sarkis said she began recommending mindfulness meditation to her clients and then began a practice herself when she read about the possible benefits and saw positive changes in those she treated. Referenced: - Jeff Warren, 10% Happier Eps. #57, #113 The Plug Zone: - Website: http://www.stephaniesarkis.com - Socials: @stephaniesarkis ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
Jun 06, 2018
#137: Roshi Joan Halifax, 'Turning Towards the Suffering'
01:08:39
Roshi Joan Halifax came to New York City by way of New Orleans in the '60s with a thirst to engage in social justice, protesting "everything related to discrimination," she said, and the Vietnam War. Halifax, whose latest book is called "Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet," went on to become a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist and a pioneer in the field of end-of-life care who has brought her work into psychiatric programs, penitentiaries and refugee camps. Referenced: - Dalai Lama, 10% Happier Ep. #1 - Sharon Salzberg, 10% Happier Eps. #8, #81 - Insight Meditation Society, https://www.dharma.org/ The Plug Zone: - Upaya Zen Center: https://www.upaya.org/about/roshi/ - "Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet": https://www.upaya.org/about/roshi/new-book-standing-edge-finding-freedom-fear-courage-meet/ ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
May 30, 2018
#136: Sally Kohn, 'We Need to Fix Hate'
01:16:25
It was around the time she decided to go on her second meditation retreat that Sally Kohn, a gay, Jewish, community organizer turned political commentator, took a job as a commentator for Fox News. In her TV career -- she's now a commentator for CNN -- Kohn has experienced hateful personal attacks from online trolls and recently faced some backlash over her first book, "The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide To Repairing Our Humanity," but with her book she has lead a conversation around finding compassion for those who trumpet hate. Referenced: - Ezra Klein, 10% Happier Ep. #131 The Plug Zone: - Website: http://www.sallykohn.com/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/sallykohn/ - "The Opposite of Hate" book: https://www.workman.com/products/the-opposite-of-hate ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
May 23, 2018
#135: Paul Gilmartin, The Battles in Our Heads, Uncensored
00:59:08
Comedian Paul Gilmartin was the host of TV's "Dinner and a Movie" for 16 years, but smiling and acting happy on-screen often "felt like lifting 500 pounds," he said, as he struggled behind the scenes with depression and even contemplated suicide. When the show ended, Gilmartin launched "The Mental Illness Happy Hour" podcast, which he said has been a valuable outlet that allowed him to work through his claims of being sexually abused by his mother and helping others with their own personal struggles. The Plug Zone: - "The Mental Illness Happy Hour" podcast: http://www.mentalpod.com/ ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
May 16, 2018
#134: Thupten Jinpa, The Importance of Compassion - LIVE!
01:27:47
Dan Harris leads a conversation with Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama's longtime English-language translator and a monk for over 25 years, about the uses for compassion meditation in today's culture in front of a live audience at the Asia Society in New York City. Their conversation was recorded on Feb. 15, 2018, one day after 17 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Referenced: - Thupten Jinpa, 10% Happier, Ep. #12 The Plug Zone: - Asia Society: https://asiasociety.org/new-york ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
May 09, 2018
#133: Catherine Price, Redefining Your Relationship with Your Phone
00:54:59
* Check out the new ABC News podcast 'Start Here' on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2E09m6K) or wherever you're listening right now. * It was an "out of body moment," Catherine Price said, when she realized her newborn daughter had been looking up at her but she had been looking down on her phone, scrolling through antique door knobs on eBay. It led the "How To Break Up With Your Phone" author to redefine her connection to her device and she now offers her advice on how we can go from an "obsessive relationship" to a "friends with benefits" situation with our phones that's still enjoyable but establishes boundaries. Referenced: - Jon Kabat-Zinn, 10% Happier, Ep. #75 - Judson Brewer, 10% Happier, Ep. #61 The Plug Zone: - "How to Break Up With Your Phone": https://phonebreakup.com/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/Catherine_Price - Website: http://www.catherine-price.com/ ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
May 02, 2018
#132: George Haas, Regulating the 'Fear Mind'
00:47:23
* Check out the new ABC News podcast 'Start Here' on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2E09m6K) or wherever you're listening right now. * George Haas has worked as a filmmaker, an artist, a doorman at �every major nightclub in New York City� in the �80s, and now he�s a meditation teacher in Los Angeles, but even his meditation journey has many turns. �What can I tell you, I�m a seeker,� Haas said, as he described how a regular practice helped ease the psychological trauma of a �crappy childhood,� got him sober and now he guides others through his attachment theory-based healing practices. Referenced: - Shinzen Young, 10% Happier Ep. #64 - Jeff Warren, 10% Happier Eps. #113, #57 - Mark Epstein, 10% Happier Ep. #22 The Plug Zone: - Mettagroup, https://www.mettagroup.org/ ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
Apr 25, 2018
#131: Ezra Klein, How We Interact with Politics Matters
01:24:13
* Check out the new ABC News podcast 'Start Here' on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2E09m6K) or wherever you're listening right now. * Vox's editor-at-large and journalist Ezra Klein, formerly of The Washington Post, has made a name for himself as a political commentator, finding context within the chaos of our political scene and exploring the idea of what a political system would look like if created amidst tribalism. Klein, who hosts the popular podcast, "The Ezra Klein Show," also argues in our interview that it�s important to take a step back from social media - Twitter, Facebook, SnapChat and others - and be mindful enough to ask if these things we are obsessed with checking are good for us. Referenced: - "Why Buddhism is True," by Robert Wright: http://bit.ly/2quOyzH - Robert Wright, 10% Happier, Ep. #95 - Alexis Santos, 10% Happier, Ep. #98 - Amy Chua on Tribalism: http://bit.ly/2EJdb0E - "How Democracies Die": http://bit.ly/2EJT3eM - Ben Shapiro interview: https://abcn.ws/2qumfRW - NY Times article referenced: https://nyti.ms/2veZZRI The Plug Zone: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ezraklein ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
Apr 18, 2018
#130: Janice Marturano, How to Be a Better Boss
01:14:55
* Check out the new ABC News podcast 'Start Here' on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2E09m6K) or wherever you're listening right now. * Janice Marturano was a vice president at General Mills working on the Pillsbury merger deal in 2000 when she lost both her parents, and began a regular meditation practice as a way to soothe stress at work and in her personal life. Noticing the relief a daily practice brought her, and wanting to lead by example, she sought out a way to introduce mindfulness to her coworkers, and by the time she left General Mills to start the Institute for Mindful Leadership, she said more than 700 employees had completed mindfulness leadership training. Referenced: - Jon Kabat-Zinn, 10% Happier, Ep. #75 The Plug Zone: - Miraval: http://www.miravalresorts.com/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaniceMarturano - Website: https://instituteformindfulleadership.org/ - The Finding the Space to Lead online course: https://instituteformindfulleadership.org/online-finding-space-lead-workshop/ ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
Apr 11, 2018
#129: Daniel Pink, 'When' Can Make a Big Difference
01:07:27
* Check out the new ABC News podcast 'Start Here' on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2E09m6K) or wherever you're listening right now. * "All of us in our lives make decisions about when to do things. 'When should I work out? When should I do this kind of work, when should I do that kind of work? When should I start a project, when should I abandon a project?' ... and the best time of day to do something depends on what that something is," said Daniel Pink, a New York Times bestselling author whose new book is called "When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing." Pink, who was trained as a lawyer and now runs his own company as an organizational management expert, argues that doing certain tasks either during the "peak, trough or recovery" periods of our energy levels, can be more effective, whether it�s when to hold a meeting to get the best ideas or when to exercise to get a fulfilling workout. The Plug Zone: - Daniel Pink's Website - http://www.danpink.com/ - Pink's Books - http://www.danpink.com/books - Pink's Twitter - https://twitter.com/DanielPink - Pink on "GMA" - https://abcn.ws/2IbeiZd ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
Apr 04, 2018
#128: Andrea Petersen, Untangling from Anxiety
00:57:18
* Check out the new ABC News podcast 'Start Here' on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2E09m6K) or wherever you're listening right now. * When author and Wall Street Journal reporter Andrea Petersen was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at age 20, she was relieved to finally have a name for the thing that had controlled most of her life to the point where she feared walking up a flight of stairs or standing in line at the store. But understanding and overcoming her anxieties was a different odyssey, one she describes in "On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety," a memoir she was inspired to write after interviewing college students about their mental health struggles. The Plug Zone: - Andrea Petersen�s website + book: https://www.byandreapetersen.com/ - Active Minds: http://www.activeminds.org/ - Jed Foundation: https://www.jedfoundation.org/ ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
Mar 28, 2018
#127: Lewis Howes, Former Pro-Athlete on Removing 'Mask of Masculinity'
01:08:37
As a former pro-football player and two sport All-American, world-record holding athlete, Lewis Howes built his life around being the tough, "get back up and play" jock, and it took him a long time to learn how to shed "The Mask of Masculinity," to realize that stamping out emotion was causing him great suffering. The 34-year-old entrepreneur and best-selling author had a breakthrough a few years ago when he opened up for the first time about a horrific childhood trauma and now Howes shares inspiring stories from brilliant business minds, athletes and influential celebrities on his podcast, "The School of Greatness." The Plug Zone - Lewis Howes: - Website: https://lewishowes.com/ - School of Greatness Podcast: https://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/ - Books: https://lewishowes.com/store/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/LewisHowes ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
Mar 21, 2018
#126: Hansa Bergwall, Reminding Us That We Die So That We Live
00:47:38
The WeCroak app, which sends reminders that you�re going to die -- five times a day, is not meant to be morbid, founder Hansa Bergwall said, but to make us stop and appreciate the moment we're living in. "Remembering that you're going to die is really important," said Bergwall, a publicist, writer and meditation teacher in Brooklyn, who was 11 years old when his mother died. "Sometimes that's all it takes to take a deep breath, change the program and do something different, feel something different." - Jay Michaelson, 10% Happier podcast, Ep. #4 - WeCroak: https://www.wecroak.com/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/wecroakapp ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
Mar 14, 2018
#125: Lt. Col. Jannell MacAulay, Teaching 'Mental Push-ups' in US Air Force
00:50:27
Dr. Jannell MacAulay, a lieutenant colonel and flight instructor in the United States Air Force with over 3,000 flying hours as a combat veteran, sees mindfulness meditation as national security asset. A former commander of the 400-member joint 305th Operations Support Squadron, MacAulay teaches mindfulness to her fellow commanders and other Airmen in order to improve their leadership and mission-focused performance, as well as change the culture within a high-stress military organization. - Gretchen Rubin, episode #99, #15 - Rep. Tim Ryan, episode #87 - "Getting Things Done" by David Allen, https://gettingthingsdone.com/ - Website: https://jannellmacaulay.com/ - TED X Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EETDwk0_ErQ - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jannell-macaulay-phd-a187261 ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
Mar 07, 2018
#124: Rhonda Magee, Law Professor Using Mindfulness to Defeat Bias
01:06:42
"Part of what I have decided for myself - it's a decision - I don't want to be part of the pain, creating more pain in the world, for myself or for others," said Rhonda Magee, a law professor at University of San Francisco. "So it's that capacity with mindfulness to get a sense into ... what my own experience of feeling vulnerable, feeling afraid, what it does to me, how I start to look at the world through the lens of that ... now [I'm] at a place where I'm not reacting from a place of fear." A law professor for 20 years and a mindfulness teacher for lawyers and law students, Magee argues that mindfulness can be a solution to combating bias and discrimination. ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
Feb 28, 2018
#123: Brad Katsuyama, Wall Street Reformer
00:59:02
Brad Katsuyama's blood pressure levels were "out of control" and he decided to make a significant change in his life. The Canada native left his job at Royal Bank of Canada, began a regular meditation practice and started IEX, a stock exchange that took on predatory high-speed trading and was the subject of Michael Lewis' best-selling book, "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt." - IEX Trading, https://iextrading.com/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/iex - "Flash Boys" by Michael Lewis, http://bit.ly/2Fi9ota ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
Feb 21, 2018
#122: Bob Roth, Meditation Teacher to the Stars
01:04:03
Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and David Letterman are just some of the dozens of celebrities who sought out Bob Roth to learn Transcendental Meditation (TM), a mantra-focused meditation practice. Roth, who has been a meditation teacher for over 40 years and has a new book out called, "Strength in Stillness," talks about how he found TM and addresses the criticism and suspicions some former members have raised around TM. - TM website: https://www.tm.org/ - David Lynch Foundation: https://www.davidlynchfoundation.org/ - Roth's new book, "Strength in Stillness": http://bit.ly/2nWbB6d - Claire Hoffman: 10% Happier Ep. #25 - George Stephanopoulos: 10% Happier Ep. #56 - Leigh Brasington: 10% Happier Ep. #10 ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
Feb 14, 2018
#121: Susan Kaiser Greenland and Annaka Harris, Teaching Mindfulness to Kids
00:55:38
Susan Kaiser Greenland, an author and former corporate attorney, and Annaka Harris, an author and editor, work together to teach mindfulness meditation to children and their families through Greenland's Inner Kids Foundation. They offer advice for parents on introducing meditation to their kids and starting group sessions with other families, but they also share their views on the controversial topic of teaching meditation in schools and how they tackle concerns many parents have about teaching kids a practice that evolved from Eastern spiritual traditions. - Inner Kids website: http://innerkids.com/ - Susan's website: https://www.susankaisergreenland.com/inner-kids-program/ - Annaka Harris: https://annakaharris.com/ - Insight Meditation Society: https://www.dharma.org/ - Jon Kabat Zinn, 10% Happier Ep. #75 - Sam Harris, 10% Happier Ep. #71 ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
Feb 07, 2018
#120: Tim Ferriss, Host of 'The Tim Ferriss Show,' Author
01:05:25
Tim Ferriss, the host of "The Tim Ferriss Show" podcast and the author of several best-selling books, including "The 4-Hour Workweek" and "Tribe of Mentors," has built an entire empire around offering life-hacking advice, but when someone suggested he try meditation, he resisted for a while. He tried various forms, then eventually dove head first into doing a 10-day silent retreat, where he came face-to-face with a long-buried childhood trauma that made him re-evaluate how he cared for himself. - Jon Kabat Zinn, 10% Happier Ep. #75 - Sam Harris, 10% Happier Ep. #71 - Spring Washam, 10% Happier Ep. #36 - Tim's Website: https://tim.blog/ - Tim's Books: https://tim.blog/tim-ferriss-books/ - Tim's Podcast: https://tim.blog/podcast/ ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
Jan 31, 2018
#119: Yael Shy, Helping College Students Fight Stress and FOMO
01:08:52
Yael Shy, the author of "What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond," says she came to meditation from "a lot of suffering" as a student at New York University in 2001 -- the same year the World Trade Center towers fell near her New York City dorm during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Today, Shy helps college students tackle stress, anger and FOMO (fear of missing out) around academics, relationships, sex and social media in her role as the senior director of NYU Global Spiritual Life and the founder and director of MindfulNYU. - Website: https://www.yaelshy.com/ - Book: https://www.yaelshy.com/whatnow/ - Global Spiritual Life: http://bit.ly/2DGlWvS - MindfulNYU: http://bit.ly/2E4pMgb - MNDFL: https://www.mndflmeditation.com/ - Anderson Cooper, 10% Happier Ep. #102 - Sebene Selassie, 10% Happier Ep. #42 - Mark Epstein, 10% Happier Ep. #22 - Lodro Rinzler, 10% Happier Ep. #78 ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB
Jan 24, 2018
#118: Danica Patrick, Racing Superstar
00:35:52
Danica Patrick is one of the most successful female drivers in racing history, having been the first and only woman to win an IndyCar race. Since becoming a staple on the race track, Patrick has expanded her repertoire to include owning a winery, launching a clothing line and writing a new lifestyle book called, "Pretty Intense: The 90-Day Mind, Body and Food Plan," which she developed after changing her own diet and exercise routine while going through the process of freezing her eggs. ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB
Jan 17, 2018
#117: James Altucher, Master of Reinvention
01:04:12
James Altucher, an entrepreneur, writer and host of "The James Altucher Show" podcast, is a master of reinvention, so much in fact that the title of one of his 18 books is "Reinvent Yourself." Altucher has built and sold numerous companies (and made and lost a few fortunes in the process), once gave up all of his possessions and was homeless for a time, dabbles in stand-up comedy, and all the while has maintained his long history with meditation. ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB
Jan 10, 2018
#116: Manoush Zomorodi, Host of 'Note to Self' Podcast
00:58:39
Manoush Zomorodi, the host of WNYC's "Note to Self" podcast, is an advocate for boredom because allowing our minds to wander, she says, can lead to problem solving and fresh ideas. Her book, "Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self," stems from an experiment in which she convinced more than 20,000 listeners to try to disconnect from their phones, just be bored for a moment and jump-start their creativity. ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB
Jan 03, 2018
#115: Your Meditation Questions, Answered!
00:52:45
We close out the year by hearing from you, our loyal listeners! We recently set up a voicemail where listeners left questions for our host Dan Harris and he answers a selection of them that range from how to start a practice, how to tell your friends it's not "weird" to meditate and how to afford retreats. Dan's new book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book," is on sale Dec. 26. ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB
Dec 27, 2017
#114: Dr. Bianca Harris
01:02:14
Dan interviews his wife, Bianca Harris, who is a big part of the storyline in his new book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book." She resisted starting a meditation practice for years, but has recently made a change. The book is on sale Dec. 26 and available for pre-order now. ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB
Dec 20, 2017
#113: Jeff Warren, After the '10% Happier' Road Trip
01:12:46
Meditation teacher and writer Jeff Warren and our host Dan Harris reflect on their January 2017 road trip, in which they traveled from New York City to Los Angeles to talk with people about what keeps them from meditating, and in the process, the two friends discuss how meditation has helped them work through their own personal struggles. Their new book on their journey, written with Carlye Adler, is called "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book," which is on sale Dec. 26 and available for pre-order now. Referenced: "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book" -- http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB More Jeff Warren: 10% Happier Ep. #57 Referenced: Shinzen Young, 10% Happier Ep. #64 ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics, and this podcast, where Harris talks with smart people about whether there's anything beyond 10 percent. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Learn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Get Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZB
Dec 13, 2017
#112: Dr. David Vago, This Is Your Brain on Meditation
00:58:45
There has been an explosion of research in recent years on what meditation does to the brain, but as neuroscientist Dave Vago points out, the science of putting meditation under neuro-imaging is still quite young. Vago, the research director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, studies brain scans of meditators to analyze changes in brain activity, blood flow, size and function of certain areas in the brain, and he was part of a group of scientists who published paper aiming to define "mindfulness" and its neurological impacts. Referenced: Sharon Salzberg, 10% Happier Eps. #8, #81 Richie Davidson, 10% Happier Eps. #29, #98 Jeff Warren, 10% Happier Ep. #57 Sam Harris, 10% Happier Ep. #71 Shinzen Young, 10% Happier Ep. #64 Mingyur Rinpoche, 10% Happier Ep. #27 Osher Center for Integrative Medicine -- https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/osher/ Newsweek article -- http://www.newsweek.com/mindfulness-meaningless-word-shoddy-science-behind-it-682008 Vago's paper on his research -- http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1745691617709589 ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Dec 06, 2017
#111: Ginger Zee, ABC News Chief Meteorologist (Bonus!)
00:55:22
On "Good Morning America," Ginger Zee is known as ABC News' bright, always-smiling chief meteorologist, but now she is sharing that, in reality, she has long battled storms within herself. Zee, who was born Ginger Zuidgeest, discusses her new memoir, "Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I Am One." Referenced: Ginger's book - "Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I Am One." - https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Disaster-Cover-Them-One/dp/1484780426 Ginger's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ginger_zee/ Ginger's Twitter - https://twitter.com/Ginger_Zee Ginger's Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/gingerzeetv/ ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Dec 01, 2017
#110: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, 'The Lost Art of Good Conversation'
00:35:39
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and Shambhala International, has a new book out called, "The Lost Art of Good Conversation: A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life" -- poignant for this time of deep divisions in the U.S. and abroad. Born in Bodhagaya, India but bought up in the West, Sakyong Mipham who talks about how conversation is powerful because it begins with recognizing that "there's another person" with you, and he says, as a married father of three, getting frustrated with your kids is just "part of the path." Referenced: Lodro Rinzler, "10% Happier" Ep. #78 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's website - https://www.sakyong.com/ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SakyongMipham Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's new book -- https://www.goodconversationbook.com/ ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Nov 29, 2017
Guided Meditation: 'A Reflection On the Important Things' by The Minimalists
00:04:37
With the holidays (and shopping season) upon us, we asked our friends The Minimalists (Ep. #32) for a short meditation to help us focus on what's truly important. ============ Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Nov 23, 2017
#109: Bonnie St. John, Former Olympic Skier, Motivational Speaker
00:44:23
Author, motivational speaker and former pro-skier Bonnie St. John had her right leg amputated at age 5, but that has never slowed her down. The San Diego native made a Paralympics run in 1984 and became the first African-American to win medals in Winter Olympics competition. A Rhodes Scholar, St. John went on to serve on the White House National Economic Council and has written seven books, including one with her husband called "Micro-Resilience," which outlines five frameworks for small "life hacks" to help boost focus and energy. Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Nov 22, 2017
#108: Charles Raison & Vladimir Maletic, Tackling Depression with a Mind-Body Approach
01:03:51
Chuck Raison, a psychiatrist and a professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, and Vlad Maletic, a clinical professor of neuropsychiatry and behavior science at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, wrote a book together called, "The New Mind-Body Science of Depression," in which they offer research on the mind-body connection, such as looking at the immune system, as a way to tackle depression. But their conversation also delves into the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of tummo, psychedelics and "dark" retreats. Leave Dan a message: (646) 883-8326 Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Nov 15, 2017
#107: Andrew Scheffer, The Wharton Monk
01:01:24
Andrew Scheffer's decision to try meditation after his freshman year of college launched him on a journey where he traveled the world, spent over a year training as a Buddhist monk and worked with the famed Buddhist master, Sayadaw U Pandita, before going on to earn an MBA from the prestigious Wharton School of Business. After working in finance, Scheffer founded and leads "Mindfulness Matters," a corporate training program that applies meditation practices to leadership skills, teaching all sorts of groups from hotel workers to financial managers. Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Nov 08, 2017
#106: Shiza Shahid, Malala Fund Co-Founder
00:43:19
Growing up in a post-9/11 Pakistan, Shiza Shahid had what she called an "activist childhood," where she volunteered in prisons, refugee camps and disaster relief efforts after the 2005 Kashmir earthquake. When the Taliban issued an edict banning girls from going to school, the then-Stanford University sophomore created a secret summer camp in Pakistan for girls, one of which was a 12-year-old Malala Yousafzai. When Malala was shot in 2012 by a Taliban gunman, Shahid co-founded the Malala Fund to promote Malala's story of perseverance and advocacy for girls' education. Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Nov 01, 2017
#105: Leslie Booker, Activism and the Dharma
00:54:45
Leslie Booker was working as a wardrobe stylist, dressing models for a living, and was looking for a way to transition out of the industry and her winding path -- she lives a nomadic lifestyle -- eventually brought her to becoming a meditation teacher. A Navy brat who grew up in Virginia and Japan, Booker is also an activist who was involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement and has worked with incarcerated youth, and she shared her thoughts on how the Dharma has changed the way she approaches activism. Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Oct 25, 2017
#104: Adam Levin, X Ambassadors Drummer
00:32:17
As the X Ambassadors' fame grew, drummer Adam Levin noticed he was always waiting for something to go wrong. With more success, came more anxiety, "and that's not a fun way to live," he said. Levin talks about how the rock star life drove him to meditation, as well as how the band works together, what lead singer Sam Harris goes through to care for his voice, and why Levin thinks the band's next album is "the best work" they've "ever done." Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT - X Ambassadors website: https://www.xambassadors.com/ - Levin's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamlevin_xa/ Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Oct 18, 2017
#103: Sally Quinn, Walking the Labyrinth
01:03:41
When author and journalist Sally Quinn needs a moment of peace or clarity, she said, "I walk the labyrinth." A labyrinth walk has long represented a journey or pilgrimage and Quinn uses it for walking meditation -- her late husband, legendary Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee, even built one for her at their Maryland estate. Quinn, who launched the Post's 'On Faith' website as a self-proclaimed atheist, talks about her new memoir, "Finding Magic," her notorious D.C. dinner parties and discovering meaning in her life through the years she spent caring for Bradlee as he suffered with dementia, their son, who had heart defect and severe learning disabilities, and her ailing parents. Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT - "Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir": https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062315526/finding-magic - Quinn's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SallyQuinnOfficial - Quinn's Twitter: https://twitter.com/sallyquinndc - WAPo's 'On Faith' website: -- https://www.onfaith.co/onfaith/ Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Oct 11, 2017
#102: Anderson Cooper, CNN Anchor
00:40:43
Anderson Cooper, a 23-year news veteran, is the anchor of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" and a contributor to CBS News' "60 Minutes." His reporting for a "60 Minutes" piece on mindfulness led him to start his own meditation practice, and he talks at length in our interview about how it has brought him some peace and perspective after dealing with the deaths of his father and brother, being "incredibly introverted" and being a good journalist in the age of Twitter. Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Referenced in this episode: - Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ep. #75 - Soren Gordhamer, Ep. #55 - Cooper's book, "Dispatches from the Edge" -- https://www.harpercollins.com/9780061136689/dispatches-from-the-edge - Cooper�s book, which he wrote with his mother, "The Rainbow Comes and Goes" -- https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062466730/the-rainbow-comes-and-goes - Cooper's "60 Minutes" piece on mindfulness -- https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mindfulness-anderson-cooper-60-minutes/ - Gloria Vanderbilt's Instagram -- https://www.instagram.com/gloriavanderbilt - Mindfulness in America Summit (Wisdom 2.0) -- http://mindfulnessinamericasummit.com/ - Tour with Andy Cohen -- http://www.ac2live.com/ Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Oct 04, 2017
#101: Nicholas Hoult & Danny Strong, 'Rebel in the Rye'
00:31:49
The new biopic about reclusive author J.D. Salinger explores his formative years, from struggling writer, to serving in World War II, to publishing his famous and controversial 1951 novel, "The Catcher in the Rye," to using meditation to deal with PTSD. Actor Nicholas Hoult, who plays Salinger, and Danny Strong, who wrote and directed the film, are both meditators themselves and talk about diving into this tortured author's mind to bring his story to the big screen. Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT - Nick Hoult on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nicholashoult - Danny Strong on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannystrong Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Sep 27, 2017
#100: Tom Bergeron, 'Dancing With the Stars' Host
00:38:13
On a live show, anything can happen, but Tom Bergeron trusts he can handle it. The host of ABC's hit dancing competition show, "Dancing With the Stars," has been meditating for over 35 years and credits his years of TM practice for keeping his cool and "responding appropriately" on the fly in front of judges, contestants and a live studio audience, as well as managing "a really bad temper." Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT - Tom's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tom_Bergeron - Tom's book: http://amzn.to/2wsAdol - Tom's "DWTS" bio: http://abc.tv/2wZlvtd Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Sep 20, 2017
#99: Gretchen Rubin, 'The Four Tendencies'
01:00:21
In her new book, "The Four Tendencies," best-selling author and speaker Gretchen Rubin breaks down what she denotes as four different personality profiles -- Upholder, Questioner, Obligor and Rebel. Rubin, who is also the host of the popular podcast, "Happier with Gretchen Rubin," and calls herself an "Upholder," says "The Four Tendencies" help explain how we form or break habits, how we respond to "inner" expectations of ourselves, such as keeping a New Year�s resolution, and how we meet "outer" expectations from others, such as making a work deadline. Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT - Gretchen's first appearance: Ep. #15 (our long lost trailer) - Gretchen's website: http://gretchenrubin.com/ - 'The Four Tendencies' quiz: http://happiercast.com/quiz - Gretchen's podcast: http://apple.co/1IRqTO2 - Gretchen's app: http://apple.co/2wVgFxe - Gretchen's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GretchenRubinNY - Gretchen's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gretchenrubin/?hl=en - Gretchen's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GretchenRubin/ Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Sep 13, 2017
#98: Daniel Goleman, Dr. Richard Davidson, 'Altered Traits' (Bonus!)
01:11:08
Dan Goleman and Richie Davidson, both titans in their respective fields and best-selling authors, have co-written a new book out now entitled, "Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body." Goleman, a renowned psychologist and science journalist, and Davidson, a prominent neuroscientist and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds, talk about their cutting-edge research in this new book, comparing brain activity of "Olympic level" meditators (such as monks) to meditation beginners and how mindfulness can be restorative for brain health. Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Dan Goleman (original), Ep. #72 Richie Davidson (original), Ep. #29 Mark Epstein, Ep. #22 Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ep. #75 Mingyur Rinpoche, Ep. #27 Goleman website -- http://www.danielgoleman.info/ Davidson website -- https://www.richardjdavidson.com/ * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Sep 08, 2017
#97: Justin von Bujdoss, Buddhist Chaplain at Rikers Island
00:47:20
Justin von Bujdoss was working as a hospice chaplain in New York City, traveling all over the five boroughs and greater metropolitan area to visit patients, when he began volunteering at the city's notorious Rikers Island Jail. Von Bujdoss started out teaching meditation to groups of female inmates, but now he's the first ever staff chaplain for the city�s Department of Corrections, providing spiritual and emotional support for officers, and he talks about seeing suffering on both sides of prison life. Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Justin's website: https://www.justinvonbujdoss.com/ Justin's "Lion's Roar" author page: http://bit.ly/2iHGqvh Referenced: Chodo and Koshin, Ep. #17 Referenced: Tempe Chief Sylvia Moir, Ep. #65 * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Sep 06, 2017
#96: Jaimal Yogis, A Surfer's Quest for Zen
00:46:19
Being out on a surfboard, when it's just you and the ocean, is "a meditative space," Jaimal Yogis said, "There's a certain amount of solitude that's just built into the experience." The longtime surfer and meditation teacher talks about his first memoir, "Saltwater Buddha," a coming-of-age story about running away at 16 and buying a one-way ticket to Maui to surf, joining a monastery and almost becoming a Zen monk and then launching a journalism career, and his second memoir, "All Our Waves Are Water," which is out now. Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Jaimal's website: http://www.jaimalyogis.com/ Jaimal's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaimal.yogis Jaimal's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaimalyogis Jaimal's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaimalyogis/ * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Aug 30, 2017
#95: Robert Wright, 'Why Buddhism is True' (Bonus!)
01:02:49
"Progress on the meditation path tends to involve moral progress. You tend to become a better person as well as a happier person... I personally think that you should not be allowed to call yourself enlightened if you're a jerk," said Robert Wright, a best-selling author with extensive knowledge on philosophy and religion. Wright, whose new book out now is titled, "Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment," offers his thoughts (and skepticism) on what it means to achieve true enlightenment and whether mindfulness meditation could change the world. Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Wright's website: http://robertwright.com/ Wright's book: http://whybuddhismistrue.net/ Wright's Twitter: http://twitter.com/robertwrighter @DarwinDharma: http://www.coursera.org/learn/science-of-meditation Referenced: Meditation coach Jeff Warren, 10% Happier Ep. #57 * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Aug 25, 2017
#94: LeAnn Rimes, Grammy-Winning Artist
00:24:40
LeAnn Rimes has been making a name for herself and her powerful voice since her early teens -- she's the youngest person ever to win a Grammy -- and the country music star's career includes writing books and appearing in TV series and movies, including the new film, "Logan Lucky." In our interview, Rimes opens up about another side of her life: How meditation has changed how she feels about herself and interacts with others. Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa LeAnn's website: https://leannrimesworld.com/ LeAnn's blog "Soul of EverLe": https://www.soulofeverle.com/ LeAnn's Twitter: https://twitter.com/leannrimes LeAnn's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leannrimes LeAnn's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leannrimesmusic/ * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Aug 23, 2017
#93: Ethan Nichtern, 'The Dharma of The Princess Bride'
01:01:20
"I don�t claim that ['The Princess Bride'] is a Buddhist story, but I do think it has some Buddhist elements," Ethan Nichtern said. "It's a deconstructed fairytale that's... really about trying to navigate relationships from this space of compassionately not knowing." Nichtern, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, uses moments from the cult-classic movie in his upcoming book, "The Dharma of The Princess Bride," out Sept. 12, to illustrate his personal life -- he says his father's best friend is actor Christopher Guest, who plays the notorious "six-fingered man" -- and to discuss having compassion when figuring out relationships. Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Aug 16, 2017
#92: Moby and Google's Bill Duane at Wanderlust Hollywood (Live!)
00:50:50
In the final installment from the "10% Happier" road trip, Dan Harris and meditation teacher Jeff Warren ended their cross-country tour at a Wanderlust Hollywood event in February, where they hosted a live discussion and Q&A with recording artist Moby and Bill Duane, the Superintendent of Well-Being at Google. The guys offered their advice on how to overcome meditation frustrations. Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Aug 09, 2017
#91: Anurag Gupta, Attorney 'Hacking' Unconscious Bias
00:50:12
Anurag Gupta, who immigrated to the U.S. from India at age 10, has devoted much of his adult life to helping reduce racial inequality and transform bias into awareness and understanding with mindfulness techniques. An attorney and mindfulness expert, Gupta founded BE MORE America, a non-profit that works with various organizations, including hospitals, banks, tech firms and police academies, to train professionals on how to eliminate bias in hiring and decision making. Enjoy the podcast? Support it with a quick review ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT - BE MORE America, http://www.bemoreamerica.org/ - Sebene Selassie: Episode #42 - Sharon Salzberg: Episodes #81, #40, #51, #8 - "13TH" Netflix documentary, https://www.netflix.com/title/80091741 - Brene Brown, http://www.uh.edu/socialwork/about/faculty-directory/b-brown/ - Harvard's Implicit Association Test, https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/education.html - "Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People" by Anthony Greenwald and Mahzarin Banaji, http://blindspot.fas.harvard.edu/ - "History of White People" by Nell Irvin Painter, http://books.wwnorton.com/books/978-0-393-33974-1/ - "Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do" by Claude Steele, http://books.wwnorton.com/books/Whistling-Vivaldi/ Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Aug 02, 2017
#90: Rich Roll, Vegan Ultra-Endurance Athlete
00:38:39
Shortly before his 40th birthday, Rich Roll was walking up a flight of stairs when he suddenly felt like he was about to have a heart attack. That terrifying moment led the former entertainment attorney, who had already been through rehab for alcohol abuse, to overhaul his lifestyle and now he is a dedicated vegan who has completed some of the world's most grueling and extreme endurance races. Enjoy the podcast? Support it with a quick review ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT The Rich Roll Podcast: http://apple.co/1Aj7AES Rich's website: http://www.richroll.com/ Rich on Twitter: https://twitter.com/richroll Rich on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/richroll Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Jul 26, 2017
#89: Lt. Richard Goerling, Mindfulness in Police Work
00:54:30
At a time when there have been controversial police shootings of unarmed civilians and many officers risking their lives to protect their communities feel under siege, one potentially constructive element being introduced into this highly-charged atmosphere is mindfulness. Richard Goerling, a police lieutenant in Hillsboro, Oregon, who has served in law enforcement for 20 years, works with police departments around the country to teach officers how reduce stress, combat unnecessary use of force and make smarter decisions in the field through mindfulness training. Enjoy the podcast? Support it with a quick review ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Mindful Badge: http://www.mindfulbadge.com/ Referenced - Sylvia Moir: "10% Happier" Ep. #65 Referenced - Daniel Goleman: "10% Happier" Ep. #72 Referenced - Jon Kabat-Zinn: "10% Happier" Ep. #75 Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Jul 19, 2017
Guided Meditation: Getting Out Of Your Head in an Age of Polarization
00:08:21
It's easy to become addicted to the constant stream of information coming at us from the 24-hour news cycle, social media, and our own desire to be informed. Led by Sebene Selassie (Podcast Ep. #42), this meditation helps us take a break from information overload. This meditation is part of a new Mindfulness in an Age of Polarization series on the 10% Happier app. Whether your personal politics lean left or right - top teachers have been enlisted to create bipartisan meditations that can help us navigate the challenges of our increasingly polarized world. Fan of the podcast? Support it by leaving a quick review ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Sebene's website: http://www.sebeneselassie.com/ Sebene's Twitter: https://twitter.com/sebeneselassie/ Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Jul 17, 2017
#88: Virginia Heffernan: Writer, 'Trumpcast' Podcast Co-Host
01:03:48
Virginia Heffernan, who has written for several major publications including as a television and Internet culture columnist for the New York Times, opens up for the first time about her addiction to prescription drugs and her decision to get sober. The author of "Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art" and a co-host for Slate's "Trumpcast" podcast, Heffernan talks about the turmoil she was facing in her work and personal life, her relationship with religion and her Twitter persona @Page88. Enjoy the podcast? Support it with a quick review ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Virginia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/page88 Virginia's website: https://vpheffernan.com/ Referenced - "Trumpcast": http://slate.me/1T174Ye Referenced - Shinzen Young: "10% Happier" Ep. #64 Referenced - "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" by Yuval Noah Harari -- http://amzn.to/2amA7J5 Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Jul 12, 2017
#87: Rep. Tim Ryan, Teaching Congress to Meditate
00:35:57
In another installment from the "10% Happier" road trip, Dan Harris and meditation teacher Jeff Warren sat down with Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, at the congressman's office on Capitol Hill in January shortly after President Trump's inauguration. Ryan, who has been meditating for years, talks about bringing in teachers to host meditation sessions for members of Congress and their staffs, and why he believes meditation should be taught in public schools. Fan of the podcast? Support it with a quick review ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Rep. Ryan's website: http://timryan.house.gov/ Rep. Ryan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RepTimRyan Rep. Ryan's books: https://www.amazon.com/Tim-Ryan/e/B0065A3RXQ/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 Referenced: Jon Kabat-Zinn - "10% Happier" Ep. #75 Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Jul 05, 2017
#86: Gary Vaynerchuk, Media Industry Leader
00:44:32
VanyerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk got his start as "the wine guy" when he launched one of the first wine e-commerce websites in the U.S. He began making a wine video blog as YouTube was coming up and went on to build an entire social media-focused empire. Vaynerchuk was skeptical of trying meditation, so Dan brought in mindfulness teacher Cory Muscara (Ep. #82) to help. Fan of the podcast? Support it with a quick review ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Gary's website: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/ Gary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/garyvee Gary on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GaryVaynerchuk Gary on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/garyvee Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Jun 28, 2017
#85: Mark Coleman, Meditating in the Great Outdoors
00:52:33
Renowned mindfulness teacher Mark Coleman, founder of Awake in the Wild and The Mindfulness Institute, has led wilderness meditation retreats from Alaska to Peru. Coleman talks about making peace with our "judging thoughts" and how nature can "open the heart" and relieve stress, even if you're stuck on a cross-country flight and taking notice of the landscape below or just taking a moment to feel the wind on your face. Fan of the podcast? Support it with a quick review ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Mark's website: http://markcoleman.org/ Awake in the Wild: http://www.awakeinthewild.com/ Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Jun 21, 2017
#84: James Gimian, Mindful Magazine Publisher
00:56:47
James Gimian, who has been in publishing since the '70s, started covering the emerging mindfulness movement for a small magazine years ago when he said it became clear that secular mindfulness was taking root in "a big and significant way." In 2011, he spearheaded the launch of Mindful, a mission-oriented non-profit organization and magazine dedicated to bringing secular mindfulness to the masses, offering community building, profile pieces, advice and guidance. Fan of the podcast? Support it with a quick review ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Jun 14, 2017
#83: Josh Groban, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, Actor (Bonus!)
00:42:48
This a special pre-Tony Awards episode of the podcast with multi-platinum recording artist and actor Josh Groban, who is nominated for best lead actor in a musical for his role in Broadway's "Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812." Dan Harris and meditation teacher Jeff Warren sat down with Groban at the start of their cross-country meditation bus tour back in January to teach this Broadway first-timer how to meditate. Fan of the podcast? Support it with a quick review ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Jun 09, 2017
#82: Cory Muscara, Mindfulness Teacher, Former Monk
00:41:48
Cory Muscara, 27 years old, admits he first tried meditation because he wanted to impress his college girlfriend -- but it changed his life forever. Muscara, an econ major who considered a finance career, switched gears and spent six months practicing mindfulness meditation as a Buddhist monk, completed numerous meditation training programs and eventually became the founder and head teacher of the Long Island Center for Mindfulness, bringing meditation into school, health care and corporate settings. Fan of the podcast? Support it with a quick review ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Text your email address to this number for Cory's meditations: 917-983-0105 Cory's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/corymuscara Cory's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/corymuscara Cory's Twitter: https://twitter.com/corymuscara Referenced: Jon Kabat-Zinn -- Episode #75 Referenced: Sharon Salzberg -- Episode #8, #81 Referenced: Long Island Center for Mindfulness -- http://www.limindfulness.com/ Referenced: Insight Meditation Society -- https://www.dharma.org/ Referenced: Search Inside Yourself -- https://siyli.org/ Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Jun 07, 2017
Guided Meditation: Remembering Your Goodness (Bonus!)
00:08:40
In conjunction with Sharon Salzberg's new book, "Real Love," the folks at the 10% Happier app recorded a series of six audio meditations that can be used as a complement to the book or as standalone. The first of this series is being made available right here on the 10% Happier podcast and is about connecting with your own goodness. If that sounds gooey, Sharon breaks it down for us in her inimitable style, showing us how recognizing the good is a healthy counter to habits of self-criticism and negative thinking. This meditation and five more from Sharon are available on the 10% Happier app. Fan of the podcast? Support it by leaving a quick review ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Sharon's website: https://www.sharonsalzberg.com/ Sharon's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharonSalzberg Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Jun 05, 2017
#81: Sharon Salzberg, 'Real Love'
00:50:01
"I think people do things motivated by love, certainly more strongly sometimes, and more successfully, than when motivated by hate... I think love is actually the force that keeps us going," said renowned meditation teacher and best-selling author Sharon Salzberg. A regular on the "10% Happier" podcast, Salzberg talks about her new book, "Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection," out June 6, which explores how we can change the way we feel about having self-compassion, love for all beings and love for life itself. Fan of the podcast? Support it by leaving a quick review ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Sharon's website: https://www.sharonsalzberg.com/ Sharon's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharonSalzberg Referenced: Sharon's original interview -- Episode #8 Referenced: Richie Davidson -- Episode #29 Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
May 31, 2017
#80: Bellamy Young, TV's "Scandal" Star
00:39:12
ALERT: This episode contains "Scandal" spoilers! Bellamy Young, best known for playing Mellie Grant on ABC's hit show, "Scandal," said making meditation part of her daily routine has helped improve her sleep and process her character's heavy, emotional narratives. And she dishes on what was changed in the original "Scandal" season 6 plotline. Like this podcast? Rate/review it ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Bellamy Young on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BellamyYoung Bellamy Young on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bellamyyoung/ Website: http://www.bellamyyoung.com/ Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
May 26, 2017
#79: Willoughby Britton, Jared Lindahl -- Does Meditation Have a Dark Side?
01:16:48
Many of us get into meditation because we want to be calmer, less stressed and less yanked around by our emotions, but sometimes there are unwanted effects. Brown University researchers Willoughby Britton, an assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior, and Jared Lindahl, a visiting assistant professor of religious studies, published a new study today on the wide range of difficult experiences and challenges meditators they interviewed said they faced in their practice. Like the podcast? Please leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Brittan and Lindahl's website: https://www.brown.edu/research/labs/britton/ Study website: https://www.brown.edu/research/labs/britton/research/varieties-contemplative-experience PLOS ONE: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/ Referenced: Listen to Sam Harris on 10% Happier - Episode #71 Referenced: Willoughby's TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR8TjCncvIw Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
May 24, 2017
#78: Lodro Rinzler, Meditation for the Heartbroken
00:54:32
Buddhist meditation teacher Lodro Rinzler, who had been meditating for most of his life, found himself dealing with multiple, heartbreaking tribulations in his 20s and he fell into despair for a while. After working through his experience, Rinzler, who has written six books and co-founded MNDFL in New York City, focused on having conversations about how Buddhist teachings can help others cope with devastating life events. Love the podcast? Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Rinzler's website & books: https://www.lodrorinzler.com/ MNDFL: http://www.mndflmeditation.com/ Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
May 17, 2017
#77: Jen Kirkman, Comedian, Author
00:57:01
Stand-up comedian Jen Kirkman was introduced to meditation at a young age and over the years has tried a bunch of different outlets, from 'body scan' practice to mantra to meditation classes, to help her deal with panic disorder, depression, anxiety and the chaos of a hectic schedule in the entertainment industry. Kirkman, who even includes a whole bit about her practice as part of her stand-up routine, offers a very interesting take on meditation, not only as it pertains to everyday life but also as it pertains to someone trying to be creative and funny. Like what we're doing? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Jen's website & books: http://bit.ly/2qwx1sV Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
May 10, 2017
#76: Jeffrey Walker, Former JPMorgan Exec, Philanthropist (Bonus!)
00:49:52
Jeffrey Walker served 25 years as the CEO and cofounder of CCMP Capital, the $12 billion successor to JPMorgan Partners, JPMorgan Chase & Co's global private equity group, the vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and chairman of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and said he was "always pretty open" with his coworkers about practicing mindfulness -- even taught meditation to his fellow executives. Walker, who now holds leadership roles in a number of non-profits and has an investor group called Bridge Builders Collaborative, puts a huge emphasis on teamwork and building better relationships to do good in the world. Like what we're doing? Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Walker's book, "The Generosity Network": http://bit.ly/2qJeSod Walker's Harvard bio: http://bit.ly/2pcXFmO Bridge Builders: http://bit.ly/2p1glcZ Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
May 05, 2017
#75: Jon Kabat-Zinn, Creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
00:59:58
Jon Kabat-Zinn was on a meditation retreat in the late '70s when he had an idea to marry science with mindfulness and bring the practice into hospitals, which then led to his redefining an important element of patient care. Kabat-Zinn is the founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the founding director of its renowned Stress Reduction Clinic, who created Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs that are used in hundreds of hospitals, clinics and labs all over the world. Like what we're doing? Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Jon Kabat-Zinn�s website for meditation practice -- http://bit.ly/2pz2JTC Jon Kabat-Zinn's UMass page -- http://bit.ly/2pBdRkZ "Wherever You Go, There You Are" book -- http://amzn.to/2oZ6HCP Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
May 03, 2017
Guided Meditation: Jon Kabat-Zinn (Bonus!)
00:08:08
Want to give meditation a try? Here's a great place to start. It's a free, guided meditation from Jon Kabat-Zinn, the creator of mindfulness-based stress reduction. When you're done, make sure to listen to Dan's full interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn, in Episode #75. Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
May 03, 2017
#74: Russell Simmons, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Author and Activist
00:26:39
Def Jam music label founder Russell Simmons had his first experience with stillness at a yoga class -- which he admits he took because girls were there. �I went to class because of a lot of hot chicks. It's true,� Simmons says in our interview. Simmons, who practices and teaches Transcendental Meditation, has worked to bring meditation to schools to help lower their violence levels and increase students� learning abilities. He explains why being a vegan has dramatically changed his health for the better and what his relationship with President Donald Trump is like today. Like what we're doing? Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Russell's website: http://russellsimmons.com/ Tantris yoga studio: https://www.tantris.com/ Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Apr 26, 2017
#73: David Leite, Food Writer, Memoirist (LIVE!)
00:52:08
In a special edition of the "10% Happier" podcast, Dan Harris leads a discussion with David Leite, author of "Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love and Manic Depression," in front of a live audience in New York City. Leite talks at length about struggling with bipolar disorder for decades -- and going undiagnosed for much of that time -- but also shares funny stories about navigating relationships and his passion for food. Like what we're doing? Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Leite's book: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062414373/notes-on-a-banana Leite's website: http://leitesculinaria.com/ Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Apr 19, 2017
Guided Meditation: Thoughts Are Not Solid (Bonus!)
00:14:51
Life is always changing, and so are our thoughts.� In this free guided meditation, Anushka helps us become aware of our ever-changing thoughts, and helps us watch the turbulence of our inner mind.� Check out this latest meditation here on the podcast, and the find the rest of them in Anushka�s new course �Stop Ruining Your Own Day� in the 10% Happier app. Like the podcast? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Apr 17, 2017
#72: Daniel Goleman, Diving into 'Emotional Intelligence' (Bonus Episode!)
00:49:29
"The human central nervous system and brain is designed the same around the world... and there probably is a lot of spontaneous rediscovery in different areas of different ways you can play with the mind," Dan Goleman, renowned psychologist and author of the best-selling book, "Emotional Intelligence," says in our interview. Goleman has helped spread the concept of "emotional intelligence," or "EQ," and its four parts -- self-awareness, self-management, social awareness (empathy) and relationship management (social skills) -- across the globe and explains why it matters a great deal in leadership. Like what we're doing? Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Goleman's website: http://www.danielgoleman.info Goleman's books: http://www.danielgoleman.info/purchase/ More Than Sound: http://morethansound.net/ 10% Happier interview w/ Richie Davidson: http://abcn.ws/2aKFLBy Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Apr 14, 2017
#71: Sam Harris, 'Waking Up' Podcast Host, Neuroscientist
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Sam Harris, who has no relation to our beloved host, is a scientist, a controversial skeptic and the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including "The End of Faith," "The Moral Landscape" and "Waking Up" (also the title of his popular podcast). During our interview, Harris hosts a clinic on deconstructing "consciousness and its contents" with the help of meditation, and recognizing how getting lost in thought can be tied to suffering. Like what we're doing? Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Sam on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SamHarrisOrg Sam's "Waking Up" podcast: http://bit.ly/2okCRtN Referenced: "On Having No Head": http://amzn.to/2pmYHwm Referenced: Nightline Face-off: http://abcn.ws/2okEF64 Referenced: Joe Rogan podcast with Dan Harris & Sam Harris: http://bit.ly/2p0otXI Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Apr 12, 2017
#70: Clair Brown, Economist, Author of 'Buddhist Economics'
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Clair Brown, an economics professor at UC-Berkeley and a Tibetan Buddhist, was teaching an introductory course when she asked herself, "How would Buddha teach Econ One?" Brown went on to write the book, "Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science," and advocates for a more mindful approach to how we contribute to society, for example, that as consumers, we should work to simplify our lives by focusing on what matters most to us, buying less and reducing our carbon footprint. Like what we're doing? Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Clair's book: http://bit.ly/2n4k88A Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Apr 05, 2017
#69: Jewel, Grammy-Nominated Singer-Songwriter, Actress (Bonus!)
00:31:35
Jewel, whose poetic songs about relationships and heartache dominated the airwaves in the '90s, used writing as an outlet to deal with anxiety through a tough childhood and later, homelessness. She began looking for ways to "re-wire" her brain, change her life for the better, and came to Mindfulness. The Grammy-nominated recording artist wrote a memoir, "Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story," and stars in the upcoming Hallmark movie, "Framed for Murder: A Fixer-Upper Mystery," airing Sunday, April 2. Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Jewel's "Never Broken" website: https://www.jewelneverbroken.com/ Jewel's website: http://www.jeweljk.com/ Jewel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeweljk Jewel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Jewel/ Jewel on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeweljk Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Mar 31, 2017
#68: Jerry Colonna, 'CEO Whisperer' and Reboot.io Founder
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Jerry Colonna was working as a venture capitalist in New York City during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and as he walked by wreckage of the World Trade Center towers, he said he felt like his "world was falling apart." Colonna went on to become a practicing Buddhist and in 2014 he founded Reboot.io, a CEO-coaching company where he serves as a certified professional coach for the heads of some of the most dynamic start-ups in the United States. Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Reboot.io website: https://www.reboot.io/ * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Mar 29, 2017
#67: Colin Beavan, the 'No Impact Man'
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In his famous book and documentary film project, "No Impact Man," Colin Beavan, a senior Dharma teacher in the Zen tradition, chronicled a year of his life as he tried to have minimal impact on the environment while living in the bustling metropolis of New York City. He followed it up with a book called, "How to Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness that Helps the World," a sort of twist on the self-help genre that he calls "each other help." Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Colin's website & books: http://bit.ly/2nq2icM Colin on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2mKALUT Colin on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2mpq7jd Colin on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2mGvtsc Referenced: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies - http://bit.ly/2mpvhw9 Referenced: "Does Enlightenment Matter When Police Are Shooting Black People?" - http://bit.ly/2lY6FP0 * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Mar 22, 2017
#66: Profs. Holly Richardson & Matt Jarman, Virginia Military Institute
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Virginia Military Institute, a military college in Lexington, Virginia, was another stop on the cross-country meditation tour, where our host Dan Harris and meditation teacher Jeff Warren spoke to Profs. Holly Richardson and Matt Jarman, as well as a few cadets who have taken their classes. Jarman, a psychology professor who leads a "Modern Warriorship" course with meditation, and Richardson, a physical education professor who teaches a mindfulness class, both talk about how they teach cadets in a military environment that meditation can help them be more mentally efficient. Like what we're doing? Leave us a quick review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Virginia Military Institute: http://www.vmi.edu/ Prof. Jarman's website: http://www.wisewarriorship.com * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Mar 15, 2017
Guided Meditation: Coming to Center (Bonus!)
00:21:04
Here's a meditation from one of Dan's favorite teachers on the planet, Jeff Warren. In this simple practice, Jeff guides us in using the center-line of the body as an object of focus. The goal is to inch closer to that illusive feeling of fulfillment. Get more content like this from Dan and Jeff's "Two Meditators in a Car" journey on the "10% Happier" app. Like the podcast? Leave a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Mar 13, 2017
#65: Sylvia Moir, Tempe, Arizona, Police Chief
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During their cross-county meditation bus tour in January, our host Dan Harris and meditation teacher Jeff Warren stopped in Tempe, Arizona, to talk with Sylvia Moir, who has been the head of the Tempe Police Department for the past year. Chief Moir says her mindfulness practice has not only helped her during high-stress police calls but also in how she engages with and leads her fellow officers. Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Mar 08, 2017
Guided Meditation: Shinzen Young (Bonus!)
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Want to give meditation a try? Here's a great place to start. It's a free, guided meditation from Buddhist scholar and meditation teacher Shinzen Young. When you're done, make sure to listen to Dan's full interview with Shinzen Young, in Episode #64. Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Mar 01, 2017
#64: Shinzen Young, Meditation Teacher
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Shinzen Young first became fascinated with Asian culture as a Jewish teenager growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Now a renowned meditation teacher, Shinzen is deeply involved in scientific research into what meditation does for the brain and has a new book out called "The Science of Enlightenment." Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Shinzen's website: http://www.shinzen.org/ Shinzen's book: http://www.shinzen.org/resources/ Shinzen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShinzenYoung * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Mar 01, 2017
#63: Billy Crudup, 'Jackie,' '20th Century Women' Actor (Oscars Bonus Episode!)
00:55:13
We're offering a special pre-Oscars edition of the podcast this week with actor Billy Crudup. Best known for his role as 70s rock star Russell Hammond in "Almost Famous," Crudup stars in two Oscar-nominated films this year, "Jackie" and "20th Century Women." A Broadway star as well as a movie actor, Crudup said he began practicing mindfulness as a way to help "triage" anxiety and panic attacks he experienced, including at three separate times while performing on stage. (( Links and more info below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Feb 24, 2017
#62: Hannah Hart, Creator of YouTube's 'My Drunk Kitchen'
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Hannah Hart is best known for her bubbly personality and boozy cooking mishaps on her mega-popular YouTube series, "My Drunk Kitchen," so many fans were surprised to learn about her life-long private struggle of dealing with her family's mental health issues, as detailed in her memoir, "Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded." Hart said she turned to meditation while she was fighting to get conservatorship of her mother, who suffers from psychosis. (( Links and more info below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Get Hannah's book: http://bit.ly/2m9Emtw Hannah on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lJNZl9 Hannah on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2lsAkMF Hannah on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2kJsvoO Hannah on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2m5Gg1n * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Feb 22, 2017
#61: Dr. Judson Brewer, Using Mindfulness to Beat Addiction
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Psychiatrist and addiction expert Judson Brewer was researching better treatment options for alcohol and cocaine addiction patients and found, through clinical studies, that meditation could significantly help break these behaviors or "habit loops" and prevent relapses. Brewer, who is now the director of research at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine's Center for Mindfulness, founded a company called Claritas MindSciences, which uses neurofeedback techniques combined with mindfulness exercises for several conditions, from eating disorders to smoking addiction. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Claritas MindSciences: http://www.claritasmind.com/ Center for Mindfulness - UMass Medical School: http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/ * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Feb 15, 2017
#60: Matthieu Ricard, French Monk and 'World's Happiest Man'
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Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, who is originally from France, earned the moniker "world's happiest man" after brain scans taken during a neurological study on meditation (led by Dr. Richie Davidson) showed excessive activity in his brain as he meditated on compassion. A staunch vegetarian, Ricard talks about the importance of extending compassion to all beings, including animals, which he lays out in his new book, "A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion." (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Matthieu's website: http://www.matthieuricard.org/en/ * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo Get the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph Check out Dan's book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP
Feb 08, 2017
#59: Mary Karr, Best-Selling Poet and Master Memoirist
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Mary Karr has shared many dark pieces of her past in her memoirs, from a painful childhood, to a long struggle with alcoholism and depression, to living her entire life as an agnostic before becoming a Roman Catholic. It was when she said she found herself "sober in a mental institution" that she first began to pray and meditate, both of which are practices she continues today to stay centered. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Mary's website: http://bit.ly/2jS830q * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo
Feb 01, 2017
#58: Elvis Duran, Morning Radio Show Star
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The host of the mega-popular Top 40 radio show, "Elvis Duran and the Morning Show," has never shied away from dishing out "real talk" to his millions of listeners, not even when it comes to his dramatic weight loss after "gastric sleeve" surgery. Duran is a longtime meditator and talks about keeping up with the practice while also trying to maintain his edge. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Elvis on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2iPS02S Elvis on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2isjduP * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo
Jan 25, 2017
#57: Jeff Warren & the '10% Happier' Road Trip! (Bonus Episode!)
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Canada native Jeff Warren was a "chronic over-thinker" who got into meditation sort of by accident while working as a science journalist and now he's an established meditation teacher. Warren and our host Dan Harris are hitting the road this month on a cross-country bus tour to host meditation sessions with folks from all walks of life from New York City to Los Angeles. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Jeff's website: http://bit.ly/2jf9Cc0 * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo
Jan 20, 2017
Guided Meditation: Inauguration + Working with Strong Emotions
00:17:16
The recent election has elicited strong emotions from people across the political spectrum. In this guided meditation from Dan's "10% Happier" app, Jeff Warren helps us all find perspective on these strong emotions and provides us with a few techniques for navigating the upcoming inauguration. A Canadian and so-called MacGyver of meditation (having a technique to help anyone with their practice), he brings both the right skills and a nonpartisan view to this American stressor. * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo
Jan 19, 2017
#56: George Stephanopoulos, ABC News Chief Anchor
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George Stephanopoulos, the co-anchor of "Good Morning America" and the host of ABC News' Sunday morning political affairs show, "This Week," first started practicing meditation in the '90s when he was serving as a senior advisor in the Clinton administration. Stephanopoulos talks about how Transcendental Meditation has helped him deal with anxiety over the years and offers his thoughts on Donald Trump's upcoming inauguration. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo
Jan 18, 2017
#55: Soren Gordhamer, Being Mindful in Silicon Valley
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Soren Gordhamer is the founder and host of the Wisdom 2.0 conference, which is lauded as one of the largest gatherings of meditators in the world, but it also has been the target of controversy. Raised in Lubbock, Texas, Gordhamer grew up as one of five kids in a Buddhist-friendly household and said he was drawn to meditation in high school as a way to deal with pain and suffering. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Soren's website: http://bit.ly/2ig51VL Wisdom 2.0: http://bit.ly/MYIR7W * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo
Jan 11, 2017
#54: Vince Horn, Buddhist Geek on Struggling with Nirvana
00:56:03
Vince Horn, the co-founder of Buddhist Geeks, says when he reached nirvana, he found it "disappointing" and "anti-climactic," which set him on a new journey to map his experience. A practicing meditation teacher from Asheville, N.C., Horn's latest project is called Meditate.io, a free course on aiming to make in-depth meditation training more approachable. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Meditate.io: http://bit.ly/2hMmjGp Buddhist Geeks: http://bit.ly/2ivOpd2 Vince's website: http://bit.ly/2ivOYTV Vince on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2ivSnlV * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo
Jan 04, 2017
#53: Josh Radnor, "How I Met Your Mother" Star Back in Theater
00:40:55
Josh Radnor, best known for playing Ted Mosby on TV's "How I Met Your Mother," started practicing meditation over a decade ago after he went through a break-up and never really stopped. Radnor's career extends beyond TV -- though he stars in PBS's "Mercy Street" -- to include acclaimed indie film work, Broadway roles, his current role in "The Babylon Line," and he credits meditation for helping him navigate it all. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa "The Babylon Line": http://bit.ly/2airAUZ Josh's mailing list: http://bit.ly/2dZuVcc Josh on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2iAWmdu * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo
Dec 28, 2016
#52: Andrew Olendzki, Teaching Old-School Buddhism
01:02:43
Andrew Olendzki is a Buddhist scholar of the Pali canon, the original, authentic teachings of the Buddha that have been passed down for centuries. He even speaks Pali, the ancient Indian language the Buddha spoke and taught in. Olendzki started the Integrated Dharma Institute as a way to bring these teachings to the masses. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Andrew's website: http://www.andrewolendzki.org/ "Untangling Self" book: http://amzn.to/2hRHdI2 "Unlimiting Mind" book: http://amzn.to/2i72vlR Integrated Dharma - Developing The Mind: http://bit.ly/2hQGLr2 Tricycle Courses - Going Forth: http://bit.ly/2hWVuR1 * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo
Dec 21, 2016
#51: Handling Holiday Stress (Bonus Episode!)
00:55:36
From the pressures of buying and receiving gifts to surviving awkward office parties, the holidays can be a stressful time of year. On a special edition of the "10% Happier" podcast, our host Dan Harris leads a roundtable discussion with two meditation teachers, Sharon Salzberg and Kate Johnson, as well as David Gelles, an author and New York Times business reporter who covers the meditation scene, on how meditation can help us get through the holidays. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo
Dec 19, 2016
Guided Meditation - Holiday Stress: 'SURF the Urge'
00:03:24
We all have urges that are hard to resist this time of year. Dan's got a little tool for you to SURF these urges without reacting to them during the holiday season. (Additional Holiday Stress meditations from Sharon Salzberg and Jeff Warren are available in the 10% Happier app.) * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo * DISCOVER MORE PODCASTS: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
Dec 19, 2016
#50: Joe DiNardo, Grief and Meditation
00:56:41
Joe DiNardo, a businessman and attorney from Buffalo, New York, was married to his wife Marcia for 15 years when she was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. DiNardo used to his years of meditation practice to help get through the grief of losing her and in his new book, "A Letter to My Wife," he shares anecdotes about the relationship they had and the love he found. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Joe's website: http://bit.ly/2hqUes9 Joe's book: http://amzn.to/2fGlM8W Joe on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2gFU408 Joe on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2gXN1MJ * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo
Dec 14, 2016
#49: Robert Thurman, Renowned Buddhist Scholar
01:12:44
Bob Thurman, the father of actress Uma Thurman, was one of the first Americans to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk. He later gave up his robes and is now one of the most famous Buddhist scholars around, having worked with the Dalai Lama for over 50 years and traveled the world lecturing on Buddhist teachings. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Bob's website: http://bit.ly/2he5LXT * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo
Dec 07, 2016
#48: John Mulaney, Comedian Turned Broadway Star
00:51:11
John Mulaney, known for his stand-up comedy and his work on "Saturday Night Live," first turned to meditation while filming a short-lived sitcom that bore his name, "Mulaney." He now has a daily meditation practice, which he often practices in a dark dressing room before he goes on stage for "Oh, Hello," the two-man Broadway show he co-wrote and stars in with fellow comedian Nick Kroll. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa John's website: http://bit.ly/1zJCmX5 John on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2gueJRs "Oh, Hello" on Broadway: http://bit.ly/29KhwBW * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo
Nov 30, 2016
#47: Jessica Morey, Teaching Meditation to Teenagers
00:54:19
Jessica Morey has turned what some may see as the impossible -- teaching teenagers how to meditate -- into her life's work. Morey, who attended her first meditation retreat at age 14, is the co-founder and current executive director of Inward-Bound Mindfulness Education, or iBme. It�s a non-profit organization that takes teens to residential retreat centers and out into the woods for hiking and meditation across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme): http://bit.ly/2fLiMuG * ABOUT DAN HARRIS: Dan Harris is co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app, designed to teach meditation to skeptics. 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph 10% Happier book: http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNP Follow Dan on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2fBXFIo
Nov 23, 2016
#46: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Renowned Indian Yogi and Mystic
00:45:38
Born and raised in India, Sadhguru says he spent his childhood and adolescence as a "super skeptic" who didn�t grow up "with anything spiritual or religious." He spent his days crisscrossing the country on his motorcycle, he launched successful businesses, but then he had an experience in his 20s that changed the direction of his life forever. Sadhguru is now a world renowned yogi and mystic who talks about how ancient yogic practices can be relevant and helpful in contemporary times. He's the founder of the Isha Foundation and the author of "Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy." (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Isha Foundation: http://abcn.ws/2ezbo6l Sadhguru's book: http://abcn.ws/2fQJvCU Sadhguru on Twitter: http://abcn.ws/2gbhb1Y Sadhguru on Facebook: http://abcn.ws/2fs243n Dan's meditation app: http://bit.ly/2cAzcW7 Dan's book: http://bit.ly/2d7fv5O Follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danbharris
Nov 16, 2016
#45: Colin O'Brady, Pro-Endurance Athlete
00:42:46
Fewer than 50 people have accomplished the Explorer's Grand Slam, a challenge of summiting the highest peaks on each of the seven continents and completing treks to the North and South poles. Colin O'Brady not only completed the EGS this summer, he shattered the world record for it, finishing in just 139 days. O'Brady also set the world record for climbing the seven summits -- summiting Kilimanjaro in just 11.5 hours. Five years ago, a friend suggested he try mediation and recommended a 10-day silent vipassana retreat. At first O'Brady said he looked at meditation like an elite athlete, hoping to train his body and mind for peak performance, but soon discovered meditation gave him a much greater benefit for his daily life. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Beyond72.com: http://bit.ly/2ejl84a Colin on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2eJEpuq Dan's meditation app: http://bit.ly/2cAzcW7 Dan's book: http://bit.ly/2d7fv5O Follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danbharris
Nov 09, 2016
#44: Duncan Sheik, '90s Rocker Turned Broadway Composer
00:45:06
Duncan Sheik first made a name for himself in the mid-90s with the hit song, "Barely Breathing," and has since reinvented himself as a Broadway composer. He won two Tonys and a Grammy Award for music he composed for the smash Broadway hit, "Spring Awakening," and he also composed music for Broadway's "American Psycho." But when Sheik first started out, performing on stage made him very nervous and it wasn't until he was introduced to Nichiren Buddhism, which involves the practice of a form of mantra meditation, that he got over his fears. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Duncan's website: http://bit.ly/2e5Oeit Duncan on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2eMNKBW Duncan on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2dVwYkT Dan's meditation app: http://bit.ly/2cAzcW7 Dan's book: http://bit.ly/2d7fv5O Follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danbharris
Nov 02, 2016
Guided Meditation: Election Stress (Powers of Ten)
00:12:38
This election has been brutal on the American psyche (on both sides of the aisle). In this meditation from Dan's "10% Happier" app, Jeff Warren leads us in a guided practice to gain perspective and find a bit of balance. Jeff delivers with the candor and hilarity that only a Canadian could bring to this uniquely American stressor. Dan's meditation app: http://bit.ly/2cAzcW7 Dan's book: http://bit.ly/2d7fv5O Follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danbharris More ABC podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa
Nov 01, 2016
Guided Meditation: 'Driving'
00:14:06
It can be tough to carve out time for meditation. That's why we recruited Alexis Santos to teach us how to apply mindfulness 'On The Go.' In this meditation, Alexis Santos guides you in a mindfulness practice while driving (eyes open, of course). Dan's meditation app: http://bit.ly/2cAzcW7 Dan's book: http://bit.ly/2d7fv5O Follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danbharris More ABC podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa
Oct 28, 2016
#43: Judge Jeremy Fogel, Using Mindfulness on the Bench
00:49:43
About 20 years ago, Judge Jeremy Fogel was serving as a superior court judge in California. But when he felt that it was causing him a lot of stress, he started looking for a way to center himself, and found meditation and yoga. Shortly after he started practicing, he was nominated to become a federal judge and said meditation became a refuge for him. Today, Judge Fogel continues to practice regularly and touts mindfulness as a powerful tool judges can use to help with their decision-making. He is currently serving as the director of the Federal Judicial Center. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa More about Judge Fogel: http://bit.ly/2dDH0qQ Dan's meditation app: http://bit.ly/2cAzcW7 Dan's book: http://bit.ly/2d7fv5O Follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danbharris
Oct 26, 2016
#42: Sebene Selassie, A Life of Service While Fighting Breast Cancer
01:01:17
Sebene Selassie's career has taken her all over the world. An Ethiopian immigrant, Selassie grew up in the Washington, D.C., area. Her father left her family in the '70s to go back to Ethiopia and became a guerrilla fighter in the Eritrean independence movement. Her brother became a "Hare Krishna" devotee. Selassie, however, found meditation, and started practicing in high school. She studied Comparative Religious studies at McGill University and went on to work with not-for-profits in international development, including in refugee camps in Guinea. She was a self-professed "really bad dharma student," until she was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer at age 34. Then she says she became "a really good dharma student." Selassie has now survived breast cancer three times and works as a meditation teacher and transformational coach in New York City. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Sebene's website: http://bit.ly/2eOsFrx Sebene on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2dynFpp Dan's meditation app: http://bit.ly/2cAzcW7 Dan's book: http://bit.ly/2d7fv5O Follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danbharris
Oct 19, 2016
#41: Robin Roberts, "GMA" Anchor, Cancer Survivor (Bonus Episode!)
00:46:54
"Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts has more than 30 years of experience in the radio and television business and said it was her "GMA" colleagues, George Stephanopoulos and our host Dan Harris, who first perked her interest in meditation a few years ago. Today, she says she can't remember not meditating because it's become so much a part of her daily routine. A devout Christian, Roberts also finds comfort in her faith and has overcome major health challenges, first survived breast cancer and then a battle with a blood and bone marrow disease called myelodysplastic syndrome. She's written about her experiences in her book, "Everybody's Got Something," which is also the name of her new podcast. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Robin's podcast on iTunes: http://apple.co/2dFeQN2 Robin's podcast everywhere else: http://bit.ly/2egGRqi Robin on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2eeZolB Dan's meditation app: http://bit.ly/2cAzcW7 Dan's book: http://bit.ly/2d7fv5O Follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danbharris
Oct 17, 2016
#40: Election Stress Special (Bonus Episode!)
00:49:48
In the midst of what some are calling the ugliest election ever, millions of Americans say they're feeling more stressed, anxious and just plain exhausted from it. One therapist even coined a term for this: "election stress disorder." As a remedy, many doctors are recommending meditation. On a special edition of the "10% Happier" podcast, we present a one-of-a-kind roundtable discussion led by our host Dan Harris about best practices for handling stress during the election. Dan is joined in-studio by two meditation teachers, Sharon Salzberg and JoAnna Harper, as well as David Gelles, an author and New York Times business reporter who covers the meditation scene. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Sharon Salzberg: http://bit.ly/1wG2r8X JoAnna Harper: http://bit.ly/2dhVK9J David Gelles: http://bit.ly/2dq9Tov Dan's meditation app: http://bit.ly/2cAzcW7 Dan's book: http://bit.ly/2d7fv5O Follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danbharris
Oct 16, 2016
#39: Jason Stirman, Ex-Twitter, Medium Exec Turned App Entrepreneur
00:46:59
Jason Stirman went to his first meditation class when he was working at Twitter. An early employee there, he eventually quit Twitter with founder Ev Williams with the intent of starting a new company with a �mindful culture.� When they started the publishing platform Medium, Stirman said they practiced Holacracy, meaning they ran the company without management, and they held guided meditation sessions in the office three times a week, which led him to a regular meditation practice. This past spring, Stirman launched a meditation app aimed at athletes called Lucid. And this Texas native once owned an auto repair shop. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Jason's website: http://www.stirman.net/ Jason's app, Lucid: http://www.getlucid.com Jason on Medium: https://medium.com/@stirman Jason on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stirman Dan's meditation app: http://bit.ly/2cAzcW7 Dan's book: http://bit.ly/2d7fv5O Follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danbharris
Oct 12, 2016
#38: Eileen Fisher, Fashion Icon
00:50:56
Eileen Fisher weaves mindfulness and social consciousness throughout her multimillion-dollar clothing company and in her personal life. After being in business for over 30 years, her collections are sold in 65 EILEEN FISHER shops across the country, as well as department stores, and her company backs several initiatives focused on using sustainable fabrics, human rights for garment workers and EILEEN FISHER employee health. But even with the daily stress of managing a clothing empire, Fisher still begins each day with meditation. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Learn more about Eileen: http://bit.ly/1nJPv3t Eileen Fisher Learning Lab: http://bit.ly/2dHt0sm Dan's meditation app: http://bit.ly/2cAzcW7 Dan's book: http://bit.ly/2d7fv5O Follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danbharris
Oct 05, 2016
#37: Tony Wright, Exonerated After 25 Years (Bonus Episode!)
00:28:52
Tony Wright spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. This past August, a Philadelphia jury acquitted Wright of the 1991 rape and murder of an elderly woman after his lawyers, including two from Innocence Project, presented DNA evidence that supported his innocence. He was just 20 years old when he was arrested. During his time in prison, one of Wright's lawyers gave him Dan Harris' book, "10% Happier," and Wright started practicing meditation and yoga. He's now learning to readjust to life on the outside. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Dan's meditation app: http://bit.ly/2cAzcW7 Dan's book: http://bit.ly/2d7fv5O Follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danbharris
Oct 04, 2016
#36: Spring Washam, Meditation and Dharma Teacher
00:44:46
Spring Washam was selling timeshares and struggling with depression when she decided to embark on a journey to work on her mind. After looking into psychology texts, self-help books and various forms of meditation, she eventually attended a 10-day meditation retreat that she says changed her life forever. Washam is now a well-known meditation and dharma teacher who started the East Bay Meditation Center, bringing mindfulness meditation practices to the diverse communities in the Oakland, California, area. She also has a somewhat controversial project involving trips into the Amazon jungle and the drug Ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic plant-based tea mixture. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Spring's website: http://bit.ly/2d7eafn Follow Spring on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpringWasham Dan's meditation app: http://bit.ly/2cAzcW7 Dan's book: http://bit.ly/2d7fv5O Follow Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danbharris
Sep 28, 2016
#35: Alan Cumming, Actor, Author, Activist
00:35:02
Alan Cumming is an award-winning actor on the Broadway stage and on-screen, a New York Times best-selling author, director, comedian and activist. He's best known for his roles in Broadway's "Cabaret," TV�s "The Good Wife" and as Nightcrawler in "X-Men 2." During the interview with Dan Harris, Cumming talks about his meditation practice and his new book, "You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures," out this month. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Links: - Alan's book: https://www.amazon.com/You-Gotta-Get-Bigger-Dreams/dp/0847849007 - Alan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Alancumming - Alan's website: http://www.alancumming.com/ === Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works (http://amzn.to/2c5tkQn)." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DanBHarris Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC === This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio.
Sep 21, 2016
#34: Elizabeth Vargas, ABC News Anchor
00:45:18
Elizabeth Vargas has been known throughout her 30-year career for her strong reporting around the world, her tough interviews and her steadiness during breaking news coverage. But now for the first time, Vargas reveals that she has also long struggled with alcoholism and anxiety. In her interview with Dan Harris and in her new book, "Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction," Vargas shares that she suffered repeated relapses and says meditation and reaching out to others has helped save her. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Links: - Elizabeth's book: http://www.betweenbreathsbook.com/ - Elizabeth on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EVargasABC === Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works (http://amzn.to/2c5tkQn)." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DanBHarris Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC === This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio.
Sep 14, 2016
Guided Meditation: 'The Training Ground'
00:10:25
Want to give meditation a try? This is a great place to start. Meditation can seem simple, even trivial. But the mental muscle we exercise in beginning again (and again, and again) is an excellent training ground for the many times in our everyday lives when things don't go as planned. We've built the skill of beginning again. This is a guided meditation from Dan's "10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" app, featuring Sharon Salzberg (featured in Episode #8 of this podcast!). A towering figure in the meditation world, Salzberg is part of a small group of people who helped bring meditation over from Asia to the United States. She is a meditation teacher, the co-founder of Insight Meditation Society and the author of nine books.
Sep 09, 2016
#33: Chef Eric Ripert
00:50:28

Chef Eric Ripert, of the famed Le Bernardin in New York City, is one of the world's best chefs, an Emmy-winning cooking show host and a cookbook author. But while Ripert was building a name for himself in the heat and the stress of a fine-dining restaurant kitchen, he also became a practicing Buddhist. The chef sat down with Dan Harris to talk about his daily meditation rituals, how he found Buddhism after being raised Catholic, and how he got to where he is today. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Links:
- Ripert on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chefericripert/
- Ripert on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ericripert
- Le Benardin: https://www.le-bernardin.com/


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About Dan Harris:

Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio.

In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics.

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Sep 07, 2016
#32: The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
01:00:45

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus have been through a lot together. They grew up together in Dayton, Ohio, both in families that struggled to make ends meet. They went on to climb the corporate ladder together and both made a comfortable living. So when Josh discovered minimalism, a practice in which you rid yourself of excess stuff to focus on personal happiness, it wasn't long before Ryan joined him. Today, the two childhood friends live in Montana and host a podcast, a website and have a film called "Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things," all devoted to capturing their minimalism experiences and to help others discover the practice. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa

Links:
- The Minimalists' website: http://www.theminimalists.com/
- The Minimalists' Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheMinimalists
- The Minimalists' Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theminimalists
- The Minimalists' book, "Everything that Remains": http://www.theminimalists.com/etr
- The Minimalists' documentary, "Minimalism - A Documentary About the Important Things": http://minimalismfilm.com/
- Colin Wright's blog post, "20 Minutes of Awesome": http://exilelifestyle.com/20-minutes-awesome/
- Sam Harris, author & host of the "Waking Up" podcast: https://www.samharris.org/


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About Dan Harris:

Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio.

In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics.

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Aug 31, 2016
#31: Dr. Michael Gervais, Sports Psychologist
01:07:14
Mike Gervais is a high-performance sports psychologist who works with athletes, most famously as the mindfulness coach for the Seattle Seahawks, on training the mind and body to work together under the intense pressure of competition. Gervais has helped pro-basketball players, golfers, swimmers, snowboarders, volleyball Olympians, hall of famers and a host of other elite athletes find new approaches to reaching peak performance from within. He talks with athletes and entrepreneurs about their experiences on his podcast, "Finding Mastery." (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa Links: - Mike's Website: http://michaelgervais.com/ - Mike's Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelgervais - Finding Mastery podcast: http://findingmastery.net/ --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Check out more ABC News podcasts at http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
Aug 24, 2016
#30: Jesse Israel
00:59:11
A few years ago, Jesse Israel was a sophomore film student who had just signed an up-and-coming college band to a record label he co-founded out of his dorm room. Israel built that record label into a successful company -- then he decided to walk away from all of it and looked into ways he could "bring people together through shared interest." After toying with a few ideas, Israel came up with a plan to start a community for young adults to meet, meditate and "share quiet," he said. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
Aug 17, 2016
#29: Dr. Richard Davidson
01:06:12
Dr. Richie Davidson, a neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds, has been meditating for over 40 years. But it was the Dalai Lama himself who convinced Davidson to dedicate his life to researching the effects of meditation on the brain. Early in his career, Davidson said he "became a closet meditator" and the Dalai Lama "played a major role in me coming out of the closet and encouraging serious scientific research in this area." Davidson's team flew in monks from Tibet and Nepal for the study and asked them to meditate while undergoing scans. When they first looked at the scans, Davidson said the results were shocking. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
Aug 10, 2016
#28: Oren J. Sofer
01:09:16
Oren J. Sofer, a former child actor turned longtime meditation teacher, was a 19-year-old college student in New York City when he said he felt things in his life were falling apart. "And I had heard about people going to India for study abroad and I had found out about a program where you wake up, 5am every morning, stay at a monastery, meditate twice a day, no drugs, no sex, no alcohol, and I just said, 'Sign me up,'" Sofer said. Fast forward to present day and now one of Sofer's specialties as a meditation teacher is showing people how to use Mindfulness to be better communicators. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
Aug 03, 2016
#27: Mingyur Rinpoche
01:01:16
Mingyur Rinpoche, the author of "The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness," is a study of contradictions. On one hand, he's been formally recognized as the reincarnation of two Tibetan meditation masters. On the other hand, he has been working with scientists to design research around the impact meditation can have on the brain. In fact, he and other practitioners had their brain activity measured while meditating on compassion and the researchers were stunned by the results. Mingyur also freely admits that he suffered from anxiety and panic attacks as a child, and talks about how he turned to meditation for help. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
Jul 27, 2016
#26: Dan Ryckert
00:50:52
Dan Ryckert works in an industry where you wouldn't imagine there would be a whole lot of meditation: Video games. Ryckert is a senior editor at the popular video game website, Giant Bomb, and he's the author of "Anxiety as an Ally: How I Turned a Worried Mind into My Best Friend." Ryckert's raw memoir details his struggles with anxiety and panic attacks, from trying to find a diagnosis and then with learning how to deal with the attacks in his personal and professional life, and then how he eventually turned to meditation. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
Jul 20, 2016
#25: Claire Hoffman
01:08:09
Author and journalist Claire Hoffman has been practicing Transcendental Meditation since she was 3 years old. When she was 5, she and her family moved to a secluded meditation community in Fairfield, Iowa -- Maharishi's national headquarters for Heaven and Earth. In her new memoir, "Greetings from Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood," Hoffman describes what it was like to grow up in a place where people aspired to follow all of Maharishi's principles, what happened after she began to question them, and how she feels about her spiritual upbringing now as an adult. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
Jul 13, 2016
#24: Dr. Amishi Jha & Maj. Gen. Walter Piatt
00:55:38
Dr. Amishi Jha, a neuroscientist and an associate professor of psychology at the University of Miami, and Maj. Gen. Walter Piatt of the U.S. Army might seem like an unlikely pair, but they have worked together to bring Mindfulness to the troops. Jha studies how the demands of high-stress, high-stakes professions may degrade the brain's ability to make decisions and she has found in her work that groups like accountants, students, athletes and military service members benefit from Mindfulness training. Piatt has served in numerous assignments all over the world, including tours in Korea and Panama, in his more than 35-year military career. He's also completed several operational deployments including Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: Dr. Amishi Jha & Maj. Gen. Walter Piatt --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
Jul 06, 2016
#23: Mario Batali
00:39:16
World-renowned chef Mario Batali has 28 restaurants, 10 cookbooks, a daytime cooking show, a food emporium in New York City, and now plans for a food theme park. He also -- somehow -- finds time to keep a daily meditation routine. Batali says he started practicing mantra-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) six years ago after Jerry Seinfeld and his wife, Jessica, suggested he look into it. Batali said he now practices twice a day for 20 minutes, and that it's helped calm his temper. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: Mario Batali Website - http://www.mariobatali.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/Mariobatali Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MarioBatali Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mariobatali --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
Jun 29, 2016
#22: Dr. Mark Epstein
01:09:47
Buddhist psychiatrist and author Dr. Mark Epstein has for years written about the overlap between Western psychotherapy and Eastern Buddhist philosophies. Epstein sat down with Dan Harris to talk about the impact meditation can have on the mind, both positive and negative, for those looking for an escape from suffering. He also went deep into the Buddhist concept of the "no-self," whether Enlightenment can be reached ... and what it might look or feel like. He has written numerous books on these topics, his most recent being, "The Trauma of Everyday Life." Epstein first discovered meditation in college and one of the "breakthroughs" he said that made the practice click for him happened while he was learning to juggle. "Once I got the three oranges in the air, my mind had to relax in order to keep it going and I understood, 'Oh yeah, this is what they're trying to teach me in mediation.'" Before he found meditation, Epstein said he was a very anxious person who worried all the time. Now after practicing meditation for more than 40 years, Epstein said he wouldn't know what he would be without it. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: Dr. Mark Epstein Website - http://www.markepsteinmd.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/Mepstein108 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Mark-Epstein-MD-201450013207216/ --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
Jun 22, 2016
#21: Arianna Huffington
01:01:05
Arianna Huffington has a multimillion-dollar media website that reacts to world events by the millisecond, she's a mother of two -- and yet she says she always gets a good night's sleep. Not only that, she says wants to help everyone else do the same.

Huffington, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, has a new book -- her fifteenth -- called "The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night at a Time." In the book, she traces sleep deprivation back to the Industrial Revolution and argues that our culture's chronic need to be "plugged in" is hurting our health, productivity, relationships and happiness.

She started researching the effects of sleep deprivation after she collapsed from exhaustion in 2007, two years after launching The Huffington Post. It was also around this time, Huffington said, that she went back to meditation, a practice she had first started at age 13 while living in her home country of Greece.

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Guest: Arianna Huffington
Website - http://www.ariannahuffington.com/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/ariannahuff
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AriannaHuffington

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About Dan Harris:

Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio.

In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics.

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Jun 15, 2016
Guided Meditation: 'Dictators of the Mind'
00:10:59
Want to give meditation a try? Here's a great place to start.

When left unchecked, our thoughts exert enormous influence over our lives. But when we become aware of them, we realize that they are little more than nothing.

This is a guided meditation from the 10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics app, featuring Joseph Goldstein. Joseph is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society. He is also Dan's teacher (which means he knows firsthand how crappy a meditator Dan is). Joseph is one of a handful of western teachers who brought mindfulness meditation to the west 40 years ago.

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About Dan Harris:

Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio.

In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics.

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Jun 13, 2016
#20: Adam Shankman
00:42:18
Acclaimed movie producer and director Adam Shankman is best known for his upbeat, family-friendly movies, including "Hairspray," "A Walk to Remember" and "The Pacifier," but behind the scenes, Shankman says he spent years grappling with substance abuse and self-loathing.

Growing up in Hollywood, Shankman, who is openly gay, remembers being "an incredibly happy kid." But when he was three years old, he says, his parents set him up with a doctor who was doing a study on sexual identity. Unbeknownst to his parents at the time, Shankman says he was placed in "conversion therapy." When he was a teen, Shankman turned to alcohol and later drugs to quiet the "ugly voice" in his head.

In 2012, Shankman says, he entered a "really dark" place and the following year checked himself into a month-long rehab program -- where he discovered meditation.

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Guest: Adam Shankman
Twitter - https://twitter.com/adammshankman

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About Dan Harris:

Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio.

In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics.

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Jun 08, 2016
#19: Emma Seppala
00:54:37
Success and happiness: Can you have one without the other? Many may assume that these two things are at cross purposes but Emma Seppala, the science director of Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, argues that that assumption is actually dead wrong. The Ph.D. holder and author of "The Happiness Track" sat down with Dan Harris to tackle this subject -- a central theme in Dan's own book, "10% Happier." (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: Emma Seppala Website - http://www.emmaseppala.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/emma.seppala Twitter - https://twitter.com/emmaseppala --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
Jun 05, 2016
#18: Chade-Meng Tan
00:53:06
Chade-Meng Tan was employee No. 107 at Google. But the software engineer's career took a turn when he began teaching meditation to the company's employees and executives, adopting the job title of "Jolly Good Fellow." While he's no longer at Google, Meng -- as everyone calls him -- continues to meditate and has written a new book, "Joy on Demand," detailing how anyone can access joy through meditation. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: Chade-Meng Tan Website - http://chademeng.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/chademeng --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
Jun 01, 2016
#17: Chodo and Koshin
01:06:09
Thinking about death can be supremely difficult. Many of us try not to think about it at all � until we have no choice. But two Zen Buddhist monks are using meditation, and a generous dose of humor, to show people that the dying process does not have to be scary, and can even be uplifting. Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell and Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison are the co-founders of the New York Center for Contemplative Care, and have trained doctors, nurses, hospice care workers, and social workers to incorporate meditation and caring into their bedside manner with patients, and in their relationships with loved ones. The duo also teaches people to embrace death�s inevitability as push to live a fulfilling life � Zen Buddhist practice forces followers to look at this reality repeatedly � and how to treat a dying loved one with compassion instead of fear. Chodo and Kosin are the authors of the new book, "Awake at the Bedside: Teachings on Palliative & End of Life Care." (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guests: Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell and Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care - http://www.zencare.org/ Follow Chodo on Twitter - https://twitter.com/chodojusei Follow Koshin on Twitter - https://twitter.com/koshinpaley --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
May 25, 2016
#16: Ali Smith
00:48:51
Ali Smith goes into some of the toughest neighborhoods in one of the toughest cities in America, and teaches yoga and meditation to troubled and at-risk school kids. And the results have been incredible. Smith, a certified yoga instructor, is the co-founder and executive director of the Holistic Life Foundation. His workshops and after-school programs reach approximately 4,500 kids every week � and that number only continues to grow. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: Ali Smith Website - http://www.hlfinc.org --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
May 18, 2016
#15: Gretchen Rubin (Our Long-Lost Pilot Episode)
00:43:39
In our pilot episode, which we recorded back in January before we moved into a fancy radio studio and had any clue what we were doing (this part hasn't changed much), Dan invited author and speaker Gretchen Rubin over to his New York City apartment to talk mindfulness, how to break bad habits and find better routines. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: Gretchen Rubin Website - http://gretchenrubin.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GretchenRubin Twitter - https://twitter.com/gretchenrubin --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com
May 13, 2016
#14: RuPaul
00:36:57
When he was 28 years old, RuPaul Andre Charles found himself broke and living on his little sister's couch in Los Angeles. "It was a really, really, really dark, dark period for me." That�s when RuPaul, now the world's most famous drag queen, started his meditation practice. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: RuPaul RuPaul's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RuPaul RuPaul's Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuPaul --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcradio.com/podcasts
May 12, 2016
#13: Steve Armstrong
01:12:28
Enlightenment (or, more specifically, exactly how one gets enlightened) has become a somewhat taboo subject. For years, American meditation teachers have largely avoided discussing what's known as "the progress of insight" -- the various stages that lead to Nirvana -- with their students. But why? In this episode, Dan gets clear, candid answers from Steve Armstrong, a long-time meditation teacher and the managing editor of the new book "Manual of Insight." (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: Steve Armstrong --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcradio.com/podcasts
May 11, 2016
#12: Thupten Jinpa
00:59:49
Thupten Jinpa may be best known for being the Dalai Lama's longtime English-language translator. But now Jinpa is working to get his own message across. In his new book, "A Fearless Heart," Jinpa touches on the course in compassion training he helped create at Stanford University -- one that has been shown to make people happier, healthier and better able to regulate their emotions. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: Thupten Jinpa --- About Dan Harris: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC --- This podcast is a production of ABC Digital & ABC Radio. Find more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcradio.com/podcasts
May 04, 2016
Guided Meditation: 'Struggle as Feedback'
00:08:31
Want to give meditation a try? This is a great place to start. If you're struggling, it means something is going on that you're not accepting. The struggle is the feedback. Instead of pushing through, ask yourself "What am I not open to?" Often you'll see that the struggle dissipates right there. This is a guided meditation from the 10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics app, featuring Joseph Goldstein. Joseph is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society. He is also Dan's teacher (which means he knows firsthand how crappy a meditator Dan is). Joseph is one of a handful of western teachers who brought mindfulness meditation to the west 40 years ago.
Apr 29, 2016
#11: Lama Tsomo
01:01:17
Lama Tsomo is one of the first American women to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist lama, or spiritual teacher. Born Linda Pritzker, she is part of the family that built the Hyatt hotel chain. But Lama Tsomo embarked on a very different path, diving deeply into Buddhism, spending months on retreat, learning Tibetan and teaching around the world. She sat down with Dan Harris to talk about her story and to detail some of these Tibetan practices. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: Lama Tsomo Check out Lama Tsomo's website: http://www.namchak.org/ --- About the Podcast: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC This podcast is produced by ABC Digital and ABC Radio. Discover more ABC podcasts: http://www.abcradio.com/podcasts
Apr 27, 2016
#10: Leigh Brasington
00:55:53
Leigh Brasington has been practicing meditation for decades and is one of the most prominent American teachers of Jhana meditation. The Jhanas are a set of altered states of consciousness associated with profound amounts of bliss, happiness and ecstasy. Entering Jhana is done through meditating with intense concentration and it's considered a controversial topic by many in the Buddhist world. But can regular people access the Jhanas? And are they even real? (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: Leigh Brasington Check out Leigh's website: http://www.leighb.com/ --- About the Podcast: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC
Apr 22, 2016
#9: Margot Bingham
00:48:07
Actress and singer-songwriter Margot Bingham has moved from playing the role of jazz singer Daughter Maitland in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" to a highly-respected detective in ABC's "The Family," but in working through these complex roles, Bingham said she finds comfort through practicing meditation. Bingham sat down with Dan Harris and talked about her career, how she dealt with the heaviness of her "Boardwalk Empire" role and how she found meditation. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: Margot Bingham Follow Margot on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MargotBingham --- About the Podcast: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC
Apr 20, 2016
#8: Sharon Salzberg
00:55:43
A towering figure in the meditation world, Sharon Salzberg is part of a small group of people who helped bring meditation over from Asia to the United States. Growing up in New York City, Salzberg had a traumatic childhood and was a sophomore in college when an Asian philosophy class she chose sort of on a whim led her to find a personal and positive connection with Buddhist teachings and practices. Today, she is a meditation teacher, the cofounder of Insight Meditation Society and the author of nine books, including best-sellers "Lovingkindness," "Real Happiness" and "Real Happiness at Work." Salzberg sat down with Dan Harris to talk about her personal history, her meditation practice and her advice to beginners looking to start practicing. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: Sharon Salzberg Follow Sharon on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SharonSalzberg --- About the Podcast: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC
Apr 13, 2016
#7: George Mumford
01:17:16
George Mumford has taught mindfulness and meditation to some of the greatest athletes of all time: Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, among others. In partnership with the legendary coach Phil Jackson, Mumford taught meditation to the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, and now works with the New York Knicks. He�s also the author of "The Mindful Athlete: The Secret to Pure Performance." (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: George Mumford --- About the Podcast: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC
Apr 06, 2016
Guided Meditation: 'Simply Begin Again'
00:09:34
The three most important words for a beginning meditator may be, "Simply Begin Again." This short episode is a bit different. It's a guided meditation from the 10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics app, featuring Joseph Goldstein. Joseph is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society. He is also Dan's teacher (which means he knows firsthand how crappy a meditator Dan is). Joseph is one of a handful of western teachers who brought mindfulness meditation to the west 40 years ago. So, if you'd like to give meditation a try, this is a great place to start.
Apr 01, 2016
#6: David Gelles
00:54:44
The author of "Mindful Work," New York Times reporter David Gelles is a self-described "sporadic meditator." During the day, Gelles says he uses so-called "meditation hacks," such as waiting a beat or two before picking up a ringing phone or practicing walking meditation around the office at work. Earlier this month, he wrote an op-ed for the New York Times Sunday Review called "The Hidden Price of Mindfulness, Inc.," in which he talked about the "mindfulness economy" and the hundreds of products out there, from books to apps to a dairy-free mayonnaise substitute called Mindful Mayo, all carrying a "mindfulness" label. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: David Gelles Follow David on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dgelles --- About the Podcast: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC
Mar 30, 2016
#5: Amy Cuddy
00:55:19
Amy Cuddy has created a bonafide sensation in the world of happiness and well-being. A social psychologist at Harvard Business School and a New York Times best-selling author, Cuddy gave a TED Talk that has been viewed millions of times about how to make yourself look, feel and act more powerful, through something she calls "power poses." (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: Amy Cuddy Watch Amy's TED Talk: https://youtu.be/Ks-_Mh1QhMc Follow Amy on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/amyjccuddy --- About the Podcast: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC
Mar 27, 2016
#4: Dr. Jay Michaelson
00:52:53
Dr. Jay Michaelson is a lawyer, a rabbi, a legal/religion columnist for The Daily Beast, an LGBT activist, a professor, and an author of six books. Yet despite his staggering number of day jobs, Michaelson has also found time to intensively practice meditation. In fact, add another job to the resume: He�s also a meditation teacher. And not only does he practice and teach meditation, he says he�s had experiences of enlightenment, or "awakening." (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: Dr. Jay Michaelson Follow Jay on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jaymichaelson --- About the Podcast: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC
Mar 23, 2016
#3: Brian Koppelman
00:45:30
The filmmaker and co-creator of the TV show "Billions" talks about his practice of Transcendental Meditation. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Guest: Brian Koppelman Subscribe to Brian's podcast: http://apple.co/1GACZb9 Follow Brian on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/briankoppelman --- About the Podcast: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. In 2014, Harris published the book, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help That Actually Works." It went to #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and then became an app (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC
Mar 18, 2016
#2: Weezer's Rivers Cuomo
00:56:36
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has been writing and singing hit songs for more than two decades. But this Grammy-winning rocker, whose lyrics about relationships, promiscuity and drug use helped Weezer become what some argue is the father of today's emo genre, credits his success and stability to his daily practice of meditation. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC Download the "10% Happier: Meditation for Skeptics" app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/10-happier-meditation-for/id992210239?mt=8
Mar 11, 2016
#1: Dalai Lama
00:27:01
How can you live a happier life? In our debut episode, Dan Harris sits down with the Dalai Lama and Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds. His Holiness and Richardson have collaborated for years on research looking at the impact meditation can have on the brain. (( Links and more information below... )) Please leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts: http://bit.ly/2eBJMNa --- Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC Download the "10% Happier: Meditation for Skeptics" app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/10-happier-meditation-for/id992210239?mt=8
Mar 11, 2016