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10% Happier with Dan Harris

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.
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#150: Mallika Chopra, Introducing Middle Schoolers to Meditation
Mallika Chopra calls meditation "a great gift" to her life, not only because she said it causes a dramatically positive change in her father, Deepak Chopra, but also because it has helped her through her own parenting journey of raising two daughters with her husband.- Nightline debate, "Does God Have a Future?" https://abcn.ws/2Nv5OPw- Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: @mallikachopra- Website: http://www.mallikachopra.com/- Books: http://www.mallikachopra.com/books-2/============Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxTCheck 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/2fBXFIoGet Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNPGet Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZBLearn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
#149: Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, 'Potential of Tsewa Is in Everyone'
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, whose most recent book is "Training in Tenderness: Buddhist Teachings on Tsewa, the Radical Openness of Heart That Can Change the World," believes it's possible for all humans to develop compassion towards each other, but it starts with realizing the motivation behind ones own desires.- Website: http://www.mangalashribhuti.org/VDKR- Book: "Training in Tenderness: Buddhist Teachings on Tsewa, the Radical Openness of Heart That Can Change the World" and others: http://www.mangalashribhuti.org/VDKRbooks============Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxTCheck 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/2fBXFIoGet Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNPGet Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZBLearn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
#148: Thomas McConkie, The Mormon Meditator
Having been raised in the Mormon faith, Thomas McConkie was feeling a little lost after he had a falling out with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his family and his faith-based community. When he started going to a Zen meditation center in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daily practice became "a lifeline," McConkie said, and it eventually helped him make his was back to Mormonism, start a meditation center called Lower Lights School of Wisdom and launch his "Mindfulness+" podcast.- Shinzen Young, 10% Happier, Ep. #64- Jeff Warren, 10% Happier, Eps. #57, 113- Lower Lights School of Wisdom, https://lowerlightsslc.org/- Mindfulness+ podcast, https://www.mindfulnessplus.org/Take the 10% Happier Survey: http://www.10percenthappier.com/survey============Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxTCheck 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/2fBXFIoGet Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNPGet Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZBLearn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
#147: Elizabeth Cutler, SoulCycle Co-Founder
After having two kids, Elizabeth Cutler had a friend suggest she try spin classes as a way to lose weight and less than a year later, she and her business partner Julie Rice launched SoulCycle. After the pair sold the multimillion-dollar company in 2016, Cutler decided to take her family on sabbatical, pulling her kids out of school so they could take classes online as they traveled all over the world, and all the while she tried to keep a regular morning meditation routine.- Cutler's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soulfounders- David Gelles, 10% Happier, Ep. #6Take the 10% Happier Survey: http://www.10percenthappier.com/survey============Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxTCheck 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/2fBXFIoGet Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNPGet Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZBLearn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
#146: Culture Abuse, Finding Peace in Punk Rock
For a long time, Culture Abuse's 31-year-old frontman David Kelling didn't want to perform in public. As all five members of the San Francisco-based punk band opened up about things they've tried to work through, Kelling, who has Cerebral palsy, said he felt that the frontman is "supposed to be good looking, in shape and this and that ... and so it is hard" when he "didn't really have any examples" of lead singer/songwriters who played with disabilities, and now that the band goes on tour, he added that "it's also hard to be the person now that is an example."- Website: http://cultureabuse-uncensored.com/- Twitter: https://twitter.com/cultureabuse- Joanna Harper, 10% Happier, Ep. #40============Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxTCheck 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/2fBXFIoGet Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNPGet Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZBLearn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
#145: Light Watkins, 'Simplify the Approach'
"There was more snowstorms than meditators in Alabama when I was growing up," said Light Watkins, who started a career as a working model before switching gears to become a yoga teacher and then dove into the world of Vedic meditation. With his newest book, "Bliss More, How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying," Watkins, who is now a meditation teacher and lives as a nomad, said his mission is to "simplify the approach" to meditation "and help people start something that they can get excited about."- Books: "Bliss More, How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying," "The Inner Gem: A 30-Day Workout for Strengthening Happiness"- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lightwatkins- Website: http://www.lightwatkins.com/- Richie Davidson, 10% Happier, Eps. #29, #98- Bob Roth, 10% Happier, Ep. #122- Dalai Lama, 10% Happier, Ep. #1============Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxTCheck 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/2fBXFIoGet Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNPGet Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZBLearn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
#144: Spring Washam, 'What Was Creating All This Suffering?'
Spring Washam was on a meditation retreat when she felt herself falling apart, so much so that she picked up "the red phone," screamed out "HELP." That moment launched Washam onto a "whole other journey" to work through her past and find sources of her suffering, which she details in her book, "A Fierce Heart: Finding Strength, Wisdom, and Courage in Any Moment."- Spring's Website: http://www.springwasham.com/- Spring's first appearance, 10% Happier, Ep. #36- East Bay Meditation Center: https://eastbaymeditation.org/============Leave Dan a voicemail! Your message may be included in a future episode: (646) 883-8326Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxTCheck 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/2fBXFIoGet Dan's first book, "10% Happier": http://abcn.ws/2fC5yNPGet Dan's second book, "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics": http://amzn.to/2AkQUZBLearn to meditate with the 10% Happier app: http://abcn.ws/2flUXph
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Comments (31)

Danna mieh

I love the whole episode but specifically at the very end where they elaborate on who am I what do I want what is my purpose. It's important to remember that and a good reminder for myself today thank you!

Sep 4th
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madogblue

interesting episode

Aug 15th
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kash

very nice! I like vedic meditation

Jul 28th
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madogblue

Very interesting guest, and great overall episode

Jul 26th
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Lori Gray

amazing podcast as always

Jul 24th
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Leah Watson

It was an absolute honor to be able to listen to Mr Richman!

Jul 9th
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bob caygeon

Informative. I am waiting for someone to discuss the effectiveness of wearable neurostimulation devices for anxiety, depression and insomnia. There are two FDA approved devices, both which require a prescription.

Jun 22nd
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Kimberly Brown

OMG OMG OMG...THANK YOU THANK YOU I am a 'recovering Christian' - so many things in this resonated. I mentioned meditation to a dear friend of mine and she said that exact thing, 'opening to demons...' - sigh. THANK YOU for bringing this to the table. As I read my bible, it is SO CLEAR that Jesus was incredibly mindful and meditated. It's, like, RIGHT THERE!! I could go on and on...for now, thank you, nameste, bless you and everything in between. HUGS

Jun 18th
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Matt M

A fantastic episode, highly recommend for anyone with ADHD

Jun 10th
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Angela Colbassani

Adderall is not "meth"amphetamine... it is simply amphetamine salts... and can be detrimental for folks with any kind of (even treatment resistant) depression, in the long run...

May 22nd
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AJ Scarbrough

life changed. 10% my ass, I'm so glad I found this podcast a year ago. it's opened my mind.

May 12th
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joseph bremer

Excellent and easy to comprehend interview.

May 9th
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Alexandra Meyers

lllllllll lol lllll open

Apr 25th
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Torsten

Janeth Flores wow

Jun 20th
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Janeth Flores

Alexandra Meyers hi there

Jun 18th
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Ramon Rodriguez

"if there being jerks to people i like then im not going to hear them well." funny that he says that to dan harris friends of sam harris who klein just shit on publicly to stroke his own ego, which he has confirmed in this podcast to take very seriously. very interesting

Apr 18th
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Maxwell Smart

Hi there Dan, I'm pretty sure that yoga is meditation. One is deeply focused on the breath. Each movement corresponds to an inhale or exhale. If you do yoga without each exhale or inhale corresponding to a movement, that does change the dynamic. The Focus on breath is central to Ingengar and Astanga yoga. If you practice yoga correctly, after 45 minutes, you are, as you say, at the deep end of the pool by the time you're done. Love your podcast. You're changing the world.

Apr 1st
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Alexandra Meyers

Maxwell Smart Hi Yvonne! You're right; however, there are some people who do not do yoga for the meditation and do it merely for "the workout." I often wonder if they're getting the full benefits. As someone who has done yoga for a long time (though not quite consistently) I've noiticed that some teachers and some styles incorporate meditation and the true spirit of yoga a lot better.

Apr 6th
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Amy Deegan

Hi! I am a fan of all the 10% Happier media modes (book, app, podcasts...). I am wondering if you can do a podcast on mindfulness/meditation for educators or mental health professionals? I'd love it. Thanks!

Mar 3rd
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Raquel Teasley

just started listening to your podcast. I heard about it on the Minimalists podcast. so glad I checked it out. Just got done listening to the one with Brian Koppelman..that was awesome! I will definitely keep listening. thank you!

Feb 19th
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Tom Shott

Thanks Dan, good interview.

Feb 15th
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Cilvia Right

this is so helpful

Feb 9th
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Cilvia Right

this is a wonderful show

Feb 9th
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