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10% Happier with Dan Harris

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Location:

New York City, New York

Networks:

ABC News (US)

Description:

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)?

Twitter:

@danbharris

Language:

English


Episodes

#94: LeAnn Rimes, Grammy-Winning Country Artist

8/23/2017
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LeAnn Rimes has been making a name for herself and her powerful voice since her early teens -- she's the youngest person ever to win a Grammy -- and the country music star's career includes writing books and appearing in TV series and movies, including the new film, "Logan Lucky." In our interview, Rimes opens up about another side of her life: How meditation has changed how she feels about herself and interacts with others. Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------>...

Duration: 00:24:39


#93: Ethan Nichtern, 'The Dharma of The Princess Bride'

8/16/2017
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"I don’t claim that ['The Princess Bride'] is a Buddhist story, but I do think it has some Buddhist elements," Ethan Nichtern said. "It's a deconstructed fairytale that's... really about trying to navigate relationships from this space of compassionately not knowing." Nichtern, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, uses moments from the cult-classic movie in his upcoming book, "The Dharma of The Princess Bride," out Sept. 12, to illustrate his personal life -- he says his...

Duration: 01:01:20


#92: Moby and Google's Bill Duane at Wanderlust Hollywood (Live!)

8/9/2017
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In the final installment from the "10% Happier" road trip, Dan Harris and meditation teacher Jeff Warren ended their cross-country tour at a Wanderlust Hollywood event in February, where they hosted a live discussion and Q&A with recording artist Moby and Bill Duane, the Superintendent of Well-Being at Google. The guys offered their advice on how to overcome meditation frustrations. Like 10% Happier? Please leave a quick review! ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Check out our other podcasts:...

Duration: 00:50:50


#91: Anurag Gupta, Attorney 'Hacking' Unconscious Bias

8/2/2017
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Anurag Gupta, who immigrated to the U.S. from India at age 10, has devoted much of his adult life to helping reduce racial inequality and transform bias into awareness and understanding with mindfulness techniques. An attorney and mindfulness expert, Gupta founded BE MORE America, a non-profit that works with various organizations, including hospitals, banks, tech firms and police academies, to train professionals on how to eliminate bias in hiring and decision making. Enjoy the podcast?...

Duration: 00:50:12


#90: Rich Roll, Vegan Ultra-Endurance Athlete

7/26/2017
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Shortly before his 40th birthday, Rich Roll was walking up a flight of stairs when he suddenly felt like he was about to have a heart attack. That terrifying moment led the former entertainment attorney, who had already been through rehab for alcohol abuse, to overhaul his lifestyle and now he is a dedicated vegan who has completed some of the world's most grueling and extreme endurance races. Enjoy the podcast? Support it with a quick review ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT The Rich Roll...

Duration: 00:38:39


#89: Lt. Richard Goerling, Mindfulness in Police Work

7/19/2017
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At a time when there have been controversial police shootings of unarmed civilians and many officers risking their lives to protect their communities feel under siege, one potentially constructive element being introduced into this highly-charged atmosphere is mindfulness. Richard Goerling, a police lieutenant in Hillsboro, Oregon, who has served in law enforcement for 20 years, works with police departments around the country to teach officers how reduce stress, combat unnecessary use of...

Duration: 00:54:30


Guided Meditation: Getting Out Of Your Head in an Age of Polarization

7/17/2017
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It's easy to become addicted to the constant stream of information coming at us from the 24-hour news cycle, social media, and our own desire to be informed. Led by Sebene Selassie (Podcast Ep. #42), this meditation helps us take a break from information overload. This meditation is part of a new Mindfulness in an Age of Polarization series on the 10% Happier app. Whether your personal politics lean left or right - top teachers have been enlisted to create bipartisan meditations that can...

Duration: 00:08:21


#88: Virginia Heffernan: Writer, 'Trumpcast' Podcast Co-Host

7/12/2017
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Virginia Heffernan, who has written for several major publications including as a television and Internet culture columnist for the New York Times, opens up for the first time about her addiction to prescription drugs and her decision to get sober. The author of "Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art" and a co-host for Slate's "Trumpcast" podcast, Heffernan talks about the turmoil she was facing in her work and personal life, her relationship with religion and her Twitter persona @Page88....

Duration: 01:03:48


#87: Rep. Tim Ryan, Teaching Congress to Meditate

7/5/2017
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In another installment from the "10% Happier" road trip, Dan Harris and meditation teacher Jeff Warren sat down with Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, at the congressman's office on Capitol Hill in January shortly after President Trump's inauguration. Ryan, who has been meditating for years, talks about bringing in teachers to host meditation sessions for members of Congress and their staffs, and why he believes meditation should be taught in public schools. Fan of the podcast? Support it with a...

Duration: 00:35:57


#86: Gary Vaynerchuk, Media Industry Leader

6/28/2017
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VanyerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk got his start as "the wine guy" when he launched one of the first wine e-commerce websites in the U.S. He began making a wine video blog as YouTube was coming up and went on to build an entire social media-focused empire. Vaynerchuk was skeptical of trying meditation, so Dan brought in mindfulness teacher Cory Muscara (Ep. #82) to help. Fan of the podcast? Support it with a quick review ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Gary's website:...

Duration: 00:44:32


#85: Mark Coleman, Meditating in the Great Outdoors

6/21/2017
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Renowned mindfulness teacher Mark Coleman, founder of Awake in the Wild and The Mindfulness Institute, has led wilderness meditation retreats from Alaska to Peru. Coleman talks about making peace with our "judging thoughts" and how nature can "open the heart" and relieve stress, even if you're stuck on a cross-country flight and taking notice of the landscape below or just taking a moment to feel the wind on your face. Fan of the podcast? Support it with a quick review ------>...

Duration: 00:52:33


#84: James Gimian, Mindful Magazine Publisher

6/14/2017
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James Gimian, who has been in publishing since the '70s, started covering the emerging mindfulness movement for a small magazine years ago when he said it became clear that secular mindfulness was taking root in "a big and significant way." In 2011, he spearheaded the launch of Mindful, a mission-oriented non-profit organization and magazine dedicated to bringing secular mindfulness to the masses, offering community building, profile pieces, advice and guidance. Fan of the podcast? Support...

Duration: 00:56:47


#83: Josh Groban, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, Actor (Bonus!)

6/9/2017
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This a special pre-Tony Awards episode of the podcast with multi-platinum recording artist and actor Josh Groban, who is nominated for best lead actor in a musical for his role in Broadway's "Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812." Dan Harris and meditation teacher Jeff Warren sat down with Groban at the start of their cross-country meditation bus tour back in January to teach this Broadway first-timer how to meditate. Fan of the podcast? Support it with a quick review ------>...

Duration: 00:42:48


#82: Cory Muscara, Mindfulness Teacher, Former Monk

6/7/2017
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Cory Muscara, 27 years old, admits he first tried meditation because he wanted to impress his college girlfriend -- but it changed his life forever. Muscara, an econ major who considered a finance career, switched gears and spent six months practicing mindfulness meditation as a Buddhist monk, completed numerous meditation training programs and eventually became the founder and head teacher of the Long Island Center for Mindfulness, bringing meditation into school, health care and...

Duration: 00:41:09


Guided Meditation: Remembering Your Goodness (Bonus!)

6/5/2017
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In conjunction with Sharon Salzberg's new book, "Real Love," the folks at the 10% Happier app recorded a series of six audio meditations that can be used as a compliment to the book or as standalone. The first of this series is being made available right here on the 10% Happier podcast and is about connecting with your own goodness. If that sounds gooey, Sharon breaks it down for us in her inimitable style, showing us how recognizing the good is a healthy counter to habits of...

Duration: 00:08:40


#81: Sharon Salzberg, 'Real Love'

5/31/2017
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"I think people do things motivated by love, certainly more strongly sometimes, and more successfully, than when motivated by hate... I think love is actually the force that keeps us going," said renowned meditation teacher and best-selling author Sharon Salzberg. A regular on the "10% Happier" podcast, Salzberg talks about her new book, "Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection," out June 6, which explores how we can change the way we feel about having self-compassion, love for all beings...

Duration: 00:50:00


#80: Bellamy Young, TV's "Scandal" Star

5/26/2017
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ALERT: This episode contains "Scandal" spoilers! Bellamy Young, best known for playing Mellie Grant on ABC's hit show, "Scandal," said making meditation part of her daily routine has helped improve her sleep and process her character's heavy, emotional narratives. And she dishes on what was changed in the original "Scandal" season 6 plotline. Like this podcast? Rate/review it ------> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT Bellamy Young on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BellamyYoung Bellamy Young on...

Duration: 00:39:12


#79: Willoughby Britton, Jared Lindahl -- Does Meditation Have a Dark Side?

5/24/2017
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Many of us get into meditation because we want to be calmer, less stressed and less yanked around by our emotions, but sometimes there are unwanted effects. Brown University researchers Willoughby Britton, an assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior, and Jared Lindahl, a visiting assistant professor of religious studies, published a new study today on the wide range of difficult experiences and challenges meditators they interviewed said they faced in their practice. Like the...

Duration: 01:16:47


#78: Lodro Rinzler, Meditation for the Heartbroken

5/17/2017
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Buddhist meditation teacher Lodro Rinzler, who had been meditating for most of his life, found himself dealing with multiple, heartbreaking tribulations in his 20s and he fell into despair for a while. After working through his experience, Rinzler, who has written six books and co-founded MNDFL in New York City, focused on having conversations about how Buddhist teachings can help others cope with devastating life events. Love the podcast? Leave us a review! ----> http://bit.ly/2lkYXxT...

Duration: 00:54:32


#77: Jen Kirkman, Comedian, Author

5/10/2017
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Stand-up comedian Jen Kirkman was introduced to meditation at a young age and over the years has tried a bunch of different outlets, from 'body scan' practice to mantra to meditation classes, to help her deal with panic disorder, depression, anxiety and the chaos of a hectic schedule in the entertainment industry. Kirkman, who even includes a whole bit about her practice as part of her stand-up routine, offers a very interesting take on meditation, not only as it pertains to everyday life...

Duration: 00:57:01

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