10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

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Dan Harris, the ABC News anchor and author of the New York Times best-seller "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story," takes listeners on a weekly 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.

Episodes

#9: Margot Bingham  

Actress and singer-songwriter Margot Bingham has moved from playing the role of jazz singer Daughter Maitland in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" to a highly-respected detective in ABC's "The Family," but in working through these complex roles, Bingham said she finds comfort through practicing meditation. Bingham sat down with Dan Harris and talked about her career, how she dealt with the heaviness of her "Boardwalk Empire" role and how she found meditation. --- Guest: Margot Bingham Follow Margot on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MargotBingham --- About the Podcast: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. 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 (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC

#8: Sharon Salzberg  

A towering figure in the meditation world, Sharon Salzberg is part of a small group of people who helped bring meditation over from Asia to the United States. Growing up in New York City, Salzberg had a traumatic childhood and was a sophomore in college when an Asian philosophy class she chose sort of on a whim led her to find a personal and positive connection with Buddhist teachings and practices. Today, she is a meditation teacher, the cofounder of Insight Meditation Society and the author of nine books, including best-sellers "Lovingkindness," "Real Happiness" and "Real Happiness at Work." Salzberg sat down with Dan Harris to talk about her personal history, her meditation practice and her advice to beginners looking to start practicing. --- Guest: Sharon Salzberg Follow Sharon on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SharonSalzberg --- About the Podcast: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. 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 (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC

#7: George Mumford  

George Mumford has taught mindfulness and meditation to some of the greatest athletes of all time: Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, among others. In partnership with the legendary coach Phil Jackson, Mumford taught meditation to the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, and now works with the New York Knicks. He’s also the author of "The Mindful Athlete: The Secret to Pure Performance." --- Guest: George Mumford --- About the Podcast: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. 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 (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC

Guided Meditation: 'Simply Begin Again'  

The three most important words for a beginning meditator may be, "Simply Begin Again." This short episode is a bit different. It's a guided meditation from the 10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics app, featuring Joseph Goldstein. Joseph is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society. He is also Dan's teacher (which means he knows firsthand how crappy a meditator Dan is). Joseph is one of a handful of western teachers who brought mindfulness meditation to the west 40 years ago. So, if you'd like to give meditation a try, this is a great place to start.

#6: David Gelles  

The author of "Mindful Work," New York Times reporter David Gelles is a self-described "sporadic meditator." During the day, Gelles says he uses so-called "meditation hacks," such as waiting a beat or two before picking up a ringing phone or practicing walking meditation around the office at work. Earlier this month, he wrote an op-ed for the New York Times Sunday Review called "The Hidden Price of Mindfulness, Inc.," in which he talked about the "mindfulness economy" and the hundreds of products out there, from books to apps to a dairy-free mayonnaise substitute called Mindful Mayo, all carrying a "mindfulness" label. --- Guest: David Gelles Follow David on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dgelles --- About the Podcast: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. 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 (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC

#5: Amy Cuddy  

Amy Cuddy has created a bonafide sensation in the world of happiness and well-being. A social psychologist at Harvard Business School and a New York Times best-selling author, Cuddy gave a TED Talk that has been viewed millions of times about how to make yourself look, feel and act more powerful, through something she calls "power poses." --- Guest: Amy Cuddy Watch Amy's TED Talk: https://youtu.be/Ks-_Mh1QhMc Follow Amy on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/amyjccuddy --- About the Podcast: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. 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 (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC

#4: Dr. Jay Michaelson  

Dr. Jay Michaelson is a lawyer, a rabbi, a legal/religion columnist for The Daily Beast, an LGBT activist, a professor, and an author of six books. Yet despite his staggering number of day jobs, Michaelson has also found time to intensively practice meditation. In fact, add another job to the resume: He’s also a meditation teacher. And not only does he practice and teach meditation, he says he’s had experiences of enlightenment, or "awakening." --- Guest: Dr. Jay Michaelson Follow Jay on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jaymichaelson --- About the Podcast: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. 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 (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC

#3: Brian Koppelman  

The filmmaker and co-creator of the TV show "Billions" talks about his practice of Transcendental Meditation. --- Guest: Brian Koppelman Subscribe to Brian's podcast: http://apple.co/1GACZb9 Follow Brian on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/briankoppelman --- About the Podcast: Dan Harris is the co-anchor of "Nightline" and the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" on ABC News. He also regularly files reports for "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," ABC News Digital and ABC News Radio. 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 (http://apple.co/1R1LfIl), designed to teach meditation to skeptics. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC

#2: Weezer's Rivers Cuomo  

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has been writing and singing hit songs for more than two decades. But this Grammy-winning rocker, whose lyrics about relationships, promiscuity and drug use helped Weezer become what some argue is the father of today's emo genre, credits his success and stability to his daily practice of meditation. --- Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC Download the "10% Happier: Meditation for Skeptics" app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/10-happier-meditation-for/id992210239?mt=8

#1: Dalai Lama  

How can you live a happier life? In our debut episode, Dan Harris sits down with the Dalai Lama and Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds. His Holiness and Richardson have collaborated for years on research looking at the impact meditation can have on the brain. --- Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/danbharris Like Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanHarrisABC Download the "10% Happier: Meditation for Skeptics" app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/10-happier-meditation-for/id992210239?mt=8

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