By Dan Harris
Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unforeseen, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey in the course of the unusual worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers the way to get happier that's really achievable.
After having a nationally televised panic assault on stable Morning the United States, Dan Harris knew he needed to make a few adjustments. A lifelong nonbeliever, he stumbled on himself on a weird and wonderful event, regarding a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a group of mind scientists. finally, Harris learned that the resource of his difficulties was once the very factor he constantly concept was once his maximum asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had either propelled him in the course of the ranks of a hyper-competitive enterprise and likewise led him to make the profoundly silly judgements that provoked his on-air freak-out.
We all have a voice in our head. It's what has us wasting our mood unnecessarily, checking our e-mail compulsively, consuming while we're no longer hungry, and fixating at the earlier and the longer term on the rate of the current. so much folks may think we're caught with this voice -- that there's not anything we will do to rein it in -- yet Harris stumbled upon a great way to do exactly that. It's a much cry from the miracle therapies peddled by means of the self-help swamis he met; as a substitute, it's anything he consistently assumed to be both very unlikely or dead: meditation. After studying approximately examine that means meditation can do every thing from reduce your blood strain to actually rewire your mind, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported global of CEOs, scientists, or even marines who're now utilizing it for elevated calm, concentration, and happiness.
10% Happier takes readers on a trip from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the interior sanctum of community information to the unusual fringes of America's non secular scene, and leaves them with a takeaway which could truly swap their lives.
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