Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

ABC News

"health & fitness"
Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC News anchor who had a panic attack live on "Good Morning America," which led him to try something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, "10% Happier." In this podcast, Dan explores happiness (whatever thatRead more
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Best Episodes

Vulnerability: The Key to Courage | Brené Brown

Dec 21, 2020

"“You can’t shame or belittle people into changing” -Brene Brown"




Vulnerability is not something I ever personally considered to be a valuable skill to cultivate. That is, until I met today’s guest, Brené Brown-- who helped me understand that being vulnerable is not about weakness, nor is it about sloppy oversharing. Instead, she argues, vulnerability is aboutRead more

#194: Atomic Habits, James Clear

Jul 3, 2019

"The 2 minute rule James Clear"



An athlete as a kid, a devastating sports injury would change James Clear's life forever. While a sophomore in high school, a baseball bat struck Clear in the face, resulting in massive head trauma. He would need to relearn very basic skills to function as himself again. Bit by bit, he startedRead more

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Jul 6, 2020

"Self deputized white body "



It’s easy to think of racism as a virus that lives in your head. But my guest today makes a compelling case that it also lives, in very profound and often unseen ways, in your body. Resmaa Menakem is a therapist and trauma specialist based in Minneapolis. He’s also the author of an excellent bookRead more

#243: Can You Be OK With Uncertainty? | Jack Kornfield

Apr 29, 2020

" The modern world is lost in thought "


On this episode, a bad news / good news situation. Let's start with the bad news: human beings are not wired for uncertainty. It short circuits our system. The mind wants to plan, to work things out - and, in a pandemic, that is basically impossible. The good news: meditation is perfectly designedRead more

#273: A Master Class in Resilience | George Mumford

Aug 12, 2020

"All experiences are of equal value"


Today we have a master class in resilience. My guest is George Mumford, who has overcome some towering difficulties in his own life, including an addiction to drugs. He went on to become a legendary meditation teacher who has worked with athletes such as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. We talkRead more

#207: A Radical Approach to Productivity, Self-Compassion Series, Jocelyn K. Glei

Oct 2, 2019

"Is completion bias preventing you from doing work that matters?"



We are all guilty at times of taking on too much. Our guest this week, Jocelyn K. Glei, explains some of the benefits of taking a step back. She discusses the importance of slowing things down to prevent burnout and boost creativity. She’s written about maximizing potential and managing each day.Read more

#291: Three Mindfulness Strategies from Joseph Goldstein

Oct 14, 2020

"We’re basically sleepwalking through life"



There will be no talk of election or pandemic on this episode. This is a straight-up, meat-and-potatoes meditation talk from the one and only Joseph Goldstein. In this chat, we explore three profoundly useful mindfulness strategies, including: mindfulness of thinking, awareness of rushing (a deeplyRead more

#306: A Meditator in the Arena | Sam Harris

Dec 7, 2020

"Mindfulness helps you wake up from your dream"


Sam Harris (no relation to me, by the way -- although I wouldn’t mind it) has had a formative impact on my contemplative development. He was one of the first “normal” (at least that’s how I computed it, back when I was still a rather judgmental skeptic) people I met who was really into meditation,Read more
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