e-Book 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story download

e-Book 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story download

by Dan Harris

ISBN: 0062265431
ISBN13: 978-0062265432
Language: English
Publisher: Dey Street Books; Reprint edition (December 30, 2014)
Pages: 256
Category: Happiness
Subategory: Self-Help

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Rating: 4.6
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In 10% Happier, Dan Harris describes in fascinating detail the stresses of working as a news correspondent and . A self-help guide even skeptics will embrace.

This is an extremely brave, funny, and insightful book.

We all have a voice in our head. Most of us would assume we’re stuck with this voice – that there’s nothing we can do to rein it in – but Harris stumbled upon an effective way to do just that.

The Self-Interested Case for Not Being a Dick. I initially wanted to call this book The Voice in My Head Is an Asshole. However, that title was deemed inappropriate for a man whose day job requires him to abide by FCC decency standards. The voice in my head can be a total pill. I’d venture to guess yours can, too. Most of us are so entranced by the nonstop conversation we’re having with ourselves that we aren’t even aware we have a voice in our head. I certainly wasn’t-at least not before I embarked on the weird little odyssey described in this book.

His basic message was that the best self-help program was developed 2,500 years ago - a worldview that, oddly enough, held that there is actually no self to help. I am working on the selfness for a few weeks now. No luck so far. :-( 6. The Power of Negative Thinking.

he was a bona fide American icon, which made it surreally mortifying when he yelled at you.

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10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to. .

10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America's spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives. Mindfulness can make you happier.

Dan Harris, a TV news anchor, is mercilessly candid, not without dark humor, in the description of the road that . His road from budding career journalist to writing 10% Happier evolved out of a reporter's curiosity as much as out of personal necessity.

The first few chapters are about that. But the rest of the book is what impressed me most. A decade ago, after years of career stagnation and a sprawling drug habit that eventually led to an on-air panic attack, Harris began a journey of introspection.

com User, September 5, 2017 Verified Purchase. An expose on bogus self help and an eye-opener on the real thing.

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Taming the Mind A Conversation with Dan Harris. Dan’s new book, 10 Percent Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works-A True Story, hit on the New York Times best-seller list. Sam: One thing I love about your book-admittedly, somewhat selfishly-is that it’s exactly the book I would want people to read before Waking Up comes out in the fall.

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the 2014 Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Memoir

"An enormously smart, clear-eyed, brave-hearted, and quite personal look at the benefits of meditation."

—Elizabeth Gilbert

Nightline anchor Dan Harrisembarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable.

After having a nationally televised panic attack, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had propelled him through the ranks of a hypercompetitive business, but had also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.

Finally, Harris stumbled upon an effective way to rein in that voice, something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation, a tool that research suggests can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain. 10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.

I purchase most of my reading material based on the honest amazon reviews from John Q. Public. All the reviews from this book left out a key factor I wish I'd known. ... it's totally an AUTOBIOGRAPHY. It's not a "self-help" positive book to change your thinking, change your life. It's the career path story if Dan Harris written by Dan Harris. He outlines his entire career and then veers off to his skepticism of the 'self-help" industry. Eventually he summarizes bits of spitual and meditative knowledge but 80% if it is about him and his career.

It's a fine book of you'd like a peek into the world of network news, however, definitely not worth investing your time to read if you're seeking better insight on how meditation and positivity can improve your attitude. 》》》》》NOT A "SELF-HELP" BOOK as it is portrayed.

Dan Harris makes a huge contribution to the field of mindfulness meditation in 10% Happier. In a way that only a former war correspondent and Nightline news anchor could, Harris has created a lens to look at the phenomenon of mindfulness with a kind of sharpness that is unparalleled in popular or academic literature on this subject.

With wit and humility, Harris openly shares his struggles with anxiety in his life and career in front of a camera. Starting with his on-the-air panic attack in 2004, Harris recounts how his ambition-fueled, perfectionist, non-stop work ethic left him subject to emotional meltdowns that led him to use cocaine to self-medicate. Forced to examine his inner life, he recounts his highs and lows navigating the maze of self-help and professional help to find inner peace without sacrificing his competitive edge.

Along the way you are treated to gems of observation the likes of which you'd be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in print, even in someone’s private email, but especially in a book so enthusiastic about mindfulness. Yet it’s Harris’ realism and, undoubtedly, his discipline at finding unique angles to report that makes this book so special.

For example, commenting about something many people have probably thought but no one has dared to speak, he says: “Turns out, mindfulness isn’t such a cute look. Everyone is in his or her own world, trying very hard to stay in the moment. The effort of concentration produces facial expressions that range from blank to defecatory.”

Then there’s this nugget, when he refers the practice of some of his fellow retreat participants to bow to a statue of the Buddha: “I’m still bowing to the Buddha, but mostly for the hamstring stretch.”

As a psychotherapist and teacher of mindfulness-based counseling techniques, I am highly recommending 10% Happier to both my clients and student/colleagues. Here’s why. Harris is a synthesizer, rendering the dense subjects of mindfulness culture, science, and meditation-user experience into a three-part harmony that immediately makes you want to hear more. His stories pull you in. Before you know it, you’re in the story yourself, identifying with one of the zillions of facets that emerge in his writing.

Whether it’s his reporting of and friendship with Ted Haggard, the fallen-from-grace evangelical church leader, or his confessions of insecurity working among television giants like Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer, Harris uses a running psychoanalysis of himself as the instrument which carries the reader deeper into contemplation of their own psyche.

Admittedly, this book isn’t a how-to for meditation, nor is it a scientific discourse about neurobiology. (Bookstores are already filled with these.) But as I like to say about the healing work of psychotherapy, it moves the ball down the field. For experienced meditators, perhaps it challenges some of the sacred attachments (a nice way of saying “ruts”) you have in your current practice. For beginners, moving the ball down the field might look like the simple act of attending your first yoga session and having the confidence to know you don’t need to learn Sanskrit or wear spandex (but hey, spandex is cool too).

After reading 10% Happier, I feel closer to the amazingly diverse and rich community of mindfulness practitioners that I might not have learned about if I kept my literary diet fixed on those from the same mindfulness “tribe” I’ve trained and practiced with. Thanks to Dan’s investigative narrative and personal prose, his book is a powerful resource to help you wake up from life on automatic.

As Leo Tolstoy once said: “In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.” Dan Harris will help you do this. 10% more.

This was surprisingly good. It might do the most good for people who are complete sceptics about the virtues of meditation, calming the thinking mind, quenching the fires of tension in the body. I'm already a convert, and my path to becoming convinced was not unlike Dan Harris's. He did a good job writing about it. I thought he was a little hard on Eckhart Tolle, but even those sections were interesting. Good read. It kept my attention. I could have stood to hear a little less about Dan Harris' own driven "journalist" personality, but still. Recommended. Exceeded my expectations in every way

Expecting a little more. This is half a personal story and a critical examination of the art of being mindful, especially by meditation. After deciding to give it a 2nd chance and 2nd read, I chose to skip the beginning chapters and/or speed read to about chapter 6 or 7. Then the book was more palatable for me. (Self-help and fiction is not my typical choice for reading... I prefer historical non-fiction) The last summarizing chapter seemed rushed and could have used a few more edits to be both eloquent and succinct. Still can't decide if the author was using a thesaurus or if he really uses that diverse vocabulary in his real life.

To be fair, it seemed like an honest account of the author's experience. I think he was authentic in his vulnerability in telling his story. I wish him well in his life. But I would have thought seeing and reporting on really awful shit all over the world would give more perspective. I guess everyone's different. I think everyone can find something useful, however small, within the pages of the book.

I learned about Dan Harris' book, "10% Happier" when he first introduced it on Weekend GMA. But I was hesitant to read it then. Dan mentioned it again, as well as the follow-up book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics" this last weekend on GMA. In looking at the description of both titles on Amazon, the description of "10% Happier" really resonated with me. Maybe you have to be in a certain place in your life. Fittingly, I purchased and began reading/listening to "10% Happier" on Monday, January 1st. It's an excellent book and I learned so much....so much so that my New Year's resolution is to become more mindful this year. I have a lot more reading to do to further understand the concept of mindfulness (I intend to start with Dan's list of suggested readings). And I'm looking forward to learning more! Also, Dan Harris did a wonderful job narrating the book. I highly recommend "10% Happier"....if you're ready for it!

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