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Summary 10% Happier How I Tamed the Voice in My Head Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge and Found Self Help That Actually Works 107

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Summary 10% Happier How I Tamed the Voice in My Head Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge and Found Self Help That Actually Works 107 ½ [Download] ➾ 10% Happier How I Tamed the Voice in My Head Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge and Found Self HelNightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on How I Epub #221 an unexpected hilarious and deeply skeptical odyssey through the 10% Happier PDFEPUBstrange worlds of spirituality and self help and discovers a way to get happier that is Happier How I PDF #8608 truly achievableAfter having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America Dan Harris knew he Happier How I Tamed the Epubhad 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. A heartbreaking work of staggering genius

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Med the Epubcures peddled by the self help swamis he met instead it’s something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless meditation After learning about research that suggests meditation can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain Harris took a deep dive into the underreported world of CEOs scientists and even marines who are now using it for increased calm focus and happiness% 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 am a self help cynic I've never read any self help but I knew I needed to get a handle on my stress anxiety and anger When I read the description of this book I listened to the audio version I said OK newsman tell me how to be happierDan Harris is an anchor for ABC and in this story which reads like a memoir than a self help guide he details his own struggles early in his career I related to many of these difficulties particularly the fear of freezing up while live on the air and so I immediately felt a kinship However I don't think you need to work in media to get where Dan is coming from; anyone in a high stress situation be it work or personal life can find connectionsFor me this book really opened my eyes to ways that I can relieve stress while still maintaining my edge in the workplace My two biggest takeaways from this book are Enlightened self interest and Respond not react I kind of want to make posters of these for my office Dan is personable and funny but he looks at the world of self help and meditation with the eyes of an investigative reporter which I greatly appreciated If you want to start your own journey of becoming at least 10% happier well this is a good place to start

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10% Happier How I Tamed the Voice in My Head Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge and Found Self Help That Actually WorksHis greatest asset the incessant insatiable voice in his head which had both propelled him through the ranks of a hyper competitive business and also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on air freak outWe all have a voice in our head It’s what has us losing our temper unnecessarily checking our email compulsively eating when we’re not hungry and fixating on the past and the future at the expense of the present 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 It’s a far cry from the miracle Happier How I Ta. I've been under a fair bit of stress lately Nearly a year into self employment work has become steadier sometimes than steady Although I love it I've finally come to understand why people yearn to meditate With my mind racing with mostly unproductive worries and nags I've been thinking that I should try mediation to calm the tumult and find 'flow' againThe problem has been finding a guide to meditation that isn't complete granola claptrap I loaded Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now onto my Kindle but gave up almost immediately His meanings were almost completely opaue to me and I didn't have to fortitude to stick through it So when Dan Harris popped up on The Colbert Report where he was a elouent guest than most on the show to promote his book 10% Happier I figured I'd give it a tryWriting the above paragraphs I've come to appreciate Dan Harris' book a little bit It's hard to write about mediation without sounding like a complete asshole Dan gave it a fair shot and his book was useful though I never felt entirely compelled by his voice Preci JournalistNews Anchor extrovert and work a holic Dan Harris becomes intrigued by meditation and seeks to cut through the hippy dippy bullshit in search of something practical that he can apply to his daily life He journeys he stumbles but eventually manages to create a mediation practice that fits within and enhances his life He says it makes him 'about 10% happier' What I liked This isn't a life hacking book I was afraid that I was in for another Tim Ferris wank fest but I was pleasantly surprised by Harris' respect for the subject matter Although Harris doesn't become a Buddhist he explores Buddhism and the role of meditation therein with care and ultimately decides that while the spiritual aspect of Buddhism isn't for him the mechanics of mediation are useful to him From what I know of Buddhism as a whole this is absolutely kosher though correct me if I'm wrongI like that Harris clung to his misgivings about Eckhart Tolle whom he  finds a bit too whack a doodle and Deepak Chopra whom he considers to be insincere and sought meditation practitioners and teachers whose practise is deeply rooted in 'the real world' In his wordsAfter months of swimming against the riptide of bathos and bullshit peddled by the self help subculture it was phenomenally refreshing to see the ego depicted with wry witAmen brotherHe freuently mentions that meditation has a terrible marketing issue in that its most vocal advocates are a bit too crunchy andor otherworldly for the mainstream He suggests several works for further reading which are rooted in science rather than mysticism for folks who would prefer to read about meditation from that viewpointI also found the chapter on 'hiding the zen' to be useful Although I'm blogging about it one's self help forays aren't always what you'd like discussed in the public sphere It's nice to be able to slip under the radar as a meditator without showing your 'woo woo ness' in public What I didn't like I'll be honest Harris is not someone I'd like to hang out with While I enjoyed his journey from bro ish asshole to a self aware being I couldn't really relate on a personal level Honestly even a redeemed Harris seems like a bit of an asshole to meI also wasn't too interested in the extensive personal narrative While I appreciate it was important to illustrate his journey I believe it could have been edited thoroughly As a non USA reader I had never heard of the guy and don't really care about the internal politics of USA news networksMoreover Harris' writing is serviceable but his forays into poetic description most often fall flat Take this one for exampleWith the Klonopin on board you could have marched an army of crazed chimps armed with nunchucks and ninja stars into my apartment and I would have remained calmHis asides often devolve to a Barney Stinson meets College Bro level of sophisticationThe real mindfuck though was this almost as soon as he said something brilliant he would say something else that was totally ridiculousWhile other paragraphs head almost into the much maligned Eckhart Tolle territory beholdFailure to recognize thoughts for what they are uantum bursts of psychic energy that exist solely in your head is primordial human error Observations Harris is very much an extrovert Throughout the book I found myself thinking that although I have never really meditated I have already mastered some of the techniues he mentions I think it comes down to the fact that I am an introvert and am very comfortable within my own mind I know how to observe my thoughts and emotions and 'lean in' to them responding rather than reacting I get the sense that for an extrovert the inner mind can be a scary and alien landscape and that a large part of Harris' journey is simply getting to know his inner mind Verdict Overall this book was a useful start for my foray into meditation though I'll need to do a lot reading I think This is the book for the everyman and I'd like to gain a academic insightWhile the tone was a bit too alpha male and bro ish for me I appreciated the practical look at meditationBonus points for a relatively obscure Simpsons reference 35