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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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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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Helpful to get myself meditating more!

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I love learning about how people from so many different walks of life began their explorations of meditation. I feel much more motivated to meditate, and I can relate to the struggles, doubts, and questions that guests on the podcast share with listeners.

Just listen to it already

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Great show, wonderful host. Unparalleled level of guests!

iTunes Ratings

4794 Ratings
Average Ratings
4050
362
172
106
104

Helpful to get myself meditating more!

By Tinie Tao - Dec 12 2019
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I love learning about how people from so many different walks of life began their explorations of meditation. I feel much more motivated to meditate, and I can relate to the struggles, doubts, and questions that guests on the podcast share with listeners.

Just listen to it already

By Ry12091287 - Dec 05 2019
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Great show, wonderful host. Unparalleled level of guests!

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Ten Percent 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.

#185: Brené Brown, Vulnerability: The Key to Courage

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Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston and has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She is also the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers. Her TED Talk "The power of vulnerability" has been viewed nearly 40 million times and Netflix has just released her special, "Call to Courage." In these speeches, and in our conversation, Brown explains why you can’t have courage without vulnerability.

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Website: https://brenebrown.com/
TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability?language=en
Netflix Special: https://www.netflix.com/brenebrown

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May 01 2019

1hr 20mins

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#212: The Likeability Trap, Alicia Menendez

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Our guest this week is Alicia Menendez, an award-winning journalist, who finds herself in a common position for many women: caring way too much about what others think of her. Be nice, but not too nice. Be successful, but not too successful. Just be likeable, whatever that means. In the workplace strong women are often criticized for being cold, while warm women may be seen as pushovers. In her just released book, The Likeability Trap, and in our conversation, she discusses this issue and explains how and why both men and women should combat it.

Plug Zone
The Likeability Trap: https://www.amazon.com/Likeability-Trap-Break-Free-Worth/dp/0062838768
Website: http://aliciamenendez.com/
Twitter: @AliciaMenendez
Instagram: @aliciamenendezxo
Facebook: @AliciaMenendezTV

An Evening with Joseph Goldstein and Dan Harris: Staying Sane in a Crazy World
https://www.nyimc.org/event/an-evening-with-joseph-goldstein-and-dan-harris-staying-sane-in-a-crazy-world/

Episode References
Psychological Safety / What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team:
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/magazine/what-google-learned-from-its-quest-to-build-the-perfect-team.html

THE FIVE INVITATIONS: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully
https://fiveinvitations.com/the-book/

WeCroak: https://www.wecroak.com/

Ten Percent Happier Podcast Insiders Feedback Group: https://10percenthappier.typeform.com/to/vHz4q4

Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326

Nov 06 2019

1hr 22mins

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#71: Sam Harris, 'Waking Up' Podcast Host, Neuroscientist

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Sam Harris, who has no relation to our beloved host, is a scientist, a controversial skeptic and the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including "The End of Faith," "The Moral Landscape" and "Waking Up" (also the title of his popular podcast). During our interview, Harris hosts a clinic on deconstructing "consciousness and its contents" with the help of meditation, and recognizing how getting lost in thought can be tied to suffering.

Apr 12 2017

1hr 33mins

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#75: Jon Kabat-Zinn, Creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

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Jon Kabat-Zinn was on a meditation retreat in the late '70s when he had an idea to marry science with mindfulness and bring the practice into hospitals, which then led to his redefining an important element of patient care. Kabat-Zinn is the founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the founding director of its renowned Stress Reduction Clinic, who created Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs that are used in hundreds of hospitals, clinics and labs all over the world.

May 03 2017

59mins

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#209: Kryptonite for the Inner Critic, Self-Compassion Series, Kristin Neff, PhD

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Life can be challenging. It’s comforting to have kind, supportive people around you to help you through it. Dr. Kristin Neff believes it’s equally important to cultivate a kind, supportive inner voice. In her last year of graduate school Neff was going through what she calls a messy divorce. Looking for a way to alleviate the strong feelings of stress and shame she was experiencing, she found meditation. Drawn to the integration of mindfulness and compassion practices, she was able to work through her emotional turmoil. She came to the realization that she deserved kindness and encouragement and she didn’t need to rely on anyone other than herself to fulfill those needs. That epiphany inspired her to spend the next several years of her life doing self-compassion work. Neff believes self-compassion is a trainable skill anyone can learn, even those who are not naturally inclined to be kind to themselves. She recently co-created a workbook that guides the reader through the practices of mindful self-compassion, hoping to help others experience the life-changing benefits of being kind to ourselves.

Plug Zone
Website: https://self-compassion.org/
Workbook: https://self-compassion.org/mindful-self-compassion-workbook/
Twitter: @self_compassion
TED Talk: https://ed.ted.com/on/zhq011AI

VOICEMAILS
Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326

Oct 16 2019

1hr 35mins

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#165: Oren Jay Sofer, Practicing Mindful Communication

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In every conversation we have, from mundane to serious, our personal motivations drive what we say. But most of the time we are not aware of what our personal motivations are and we can end up mindlessly saying something that causes conflict with someone else. Oren Sofer has spent years studying this and has written a how-to guide to help people apply mindfulness techniques to have more meaningful conversations. He describes the importance of learning to communicate better as a "life hack" that will have a positive effect on every area of your life.

Dec 12 2018

1hr 11mins

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#102: Anderson Cooper, CNN Anchor

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Anderson Cooper, a 23-year news veteran, is the anchor of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" and a contributor to CBS News' "60 Minutes." His reporting for a "60 Minutes" piece on mindfulness led him to start his own meditation practice, and he talks at length in our interview about how it has brought him some peace and perspective after dealing with the deaths of his father and brother, being "incredibly introverted" and being a good journalist in the age of Twitter.

Oct 04 2017

40mins

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#99: Gretchen Rubin, 'The Four Tendencies'

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In her new book, "The Four Tendencies," best-selling author and speaker Gretchen Rubin breaks down what she denotes as four different personality profiles -- Upholder, Questioner, Obligor and Rebel. Rubin, who is also the host of the popular podcast, "Happier with Gretchen Rubin," and calls herself an "Upholder," says "The Four Tendencies" help explain how we form or break habits, how we respond to "inner" expectations of ourselves, such as keeping a New Year's resolution, and how we meet "outer" expectations from others, such as making a work deadline.

Sep 13 2017

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#132: George Haas, Regulating the 'Fear Mind'

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George Haas has worked as a filmmaker, an artist, a doorman at "every major nightclub in New York City" in the '80s, and now he's a meditation teacher in Los Angeles, but even his meditation journey has many turns. "What can I tell you, I'm a seeker," Haas said, as he described how a regular practice helped ease the psychological trauma of a "crappy childhood," got him sober and now he guides others through his attachment theory-based healing practices.

Apr 25 2018

47mins

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#22: Dr. Mark Epstein

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Buddhist psychiatrist and author Dr. Mark Epstein has for years written about the overlap between Western psychotherapy and Eastern Buddhist philosophies. Epstein sat down with Dan Harris to talk about the impact meditation can have on the mind, both positive and negative, for those looking for an escape from suffering. He also went deep into the Buddhist concept of the "no-self," whether Enlightenment can be reached ... and what it might look or feel like. He has written numerous books on these topics, his most recent being, "The Trauma of Everyday Life." Epstein first discovered meditation in college and one of the "breakthroughs" he said that made the practice click for him happened while he was learning to juggle. "Once I got the three oranges in the air, my mind had to relax in order to keep it going and I understood, 'Oh yeah, this is what they're trying to teach me in mediation.'" Before he found meditation, Epstein said he was a very anxious person who worried all the time. Now after practicing meditation for more than 40 years, Epstein said he wouldn't know what he would be without it.

Jun 22 2016

1hr 9mins

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#169: Oliver Burkeman, The Power of Negative Thinking

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Oliver Burkeman writes about social psychology, self-help culture, productivity, and the science of happiness in This Column Will Change Your Life for The Guardian. In his writings, he challenges "The Power of Positive Thinking," and in fact argues for the benefits of contemplating worst-case scenarios. His new book, "The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking," explores the benefits of negativity, uncertainty, failure and imperfection.

Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail at 646-883-8326.

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Twitter: @oliverburkeman
Columns: https://www.theguardian.com/profile/oliverburkeman
The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking
https://www.amazon.com/Antidote-Happiness-People-Positive-Thinking/dp/0865478015

Jan 09 2019

1hr 14mins

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Bonus Meditation, Self-Compassion Break, Kristin Neff, PhD

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Self-compassion may not be your strong suit, but with this introductory training, you’ll develop more resilience, kindness, and ease in life.

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https://self-compassion.org/category/exercises/#guided-meditations

Oct 19 2019

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#201: Doing "The Work," Byron Katie

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At 43 years old, Byron Katie was unhappily married, suffered from depression and agoraphobia and was addicted to codeine and alcohol. In fact, she felt so much self-hatred, she slept on the floor believing she did not deserve a bed. Yet in the midst of her crisis, she awoke one morning in a halfway house, with a sense of pure joy. A switch had been flipped and all her suffering disappeared. It had become evident to her that her thoughts were causing all her emotional pain and she had finally broken free. Katie believes she has been given a gift and now spends her life trying to help end suffering for others.

Plug Zone
The Work of Byron Katie: https://thework.com/
Books: https://www.amazon.com/Byron-Katie/e/B001H6S8B4
Twitter: @ByronKatie
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theworkofbyronkatie/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8dvufocK9zM6KnkronGbzA
The Work App: https://thework.com/the-work-app/

VOICEMAILS
Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326

Aug 21 2019

1hr 10mins

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#156: Shawn Achor, The Science Behind Gratitude

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While so much of science is dedicated to finding the causes and cures for depression, anxiety and stress, Shawn Achor studies the opposite. He is a happiness researcher. Achor looks at the science of happiness and uses research-based techniques to make us more optimistic and help us lead happier lives.

Oct 10 2018

1hr 16mins

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#48: John Mulaney, Comedian Turned Broadway Star

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John Mulaney, known for his stand-up comedy and his work on "Saturday Night Live," first turned to meditation while filming a short-lived sitcom that bore his name, "Mulaney." He now has a daily meditation practice, which he often practices in a dark dressing room before he goes on stage for "Oh, Hello," the two-man Broadway show he co-wrote and stars in with fellow comedian Nick Kroll.

Nov 30 2016

51mins

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#61: Dr. Judson Brewer, Using Mindfulness to Beat Addiction

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Psychiatrist and addiction expert Judson Brewer was researching better treatment options for alcohol and cocaine addiction patients and found, through clinical studies, that meditation could significantly help break these behaviors or "habit loops" and prevent relapses. Brewer, who is now the director of research at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine's Center for Mindfulness, founded a company called Claritas MindSciences, which uses neurofeedback techniques combined with mindfulness exercises for several conditions, from eating disorders to smoking addiction.

Feb 15 2017

1hr 22mins

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Guided Meditation: 'Simply Begin Again'

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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.

Apr 01 2016

9mins

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#159: Judson Brewer, Unwinding Anxiety

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Oct 31 2018

52mins

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#5: Amy Cuddy

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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."

Mar 27 2016

55mins

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#81: Sharon Salzberg, 'Real Love'

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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 and love for life itself.

May 31 2017

50mins

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#217: The World's a Mess, But Don't Freak Out | Norman Fischer

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Norman Fischer is a poet, writer, and Zen priest who has dedicated his life to studying, practicing and teaching Zen Buddhism. After graduating from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he moved to San Francisco to learn how to practice meditation in the Soto Zen tradition. He spent decades studying the practice and serving the temple at the San Francisco Zen Center, where he went on to serve as the co-abbot from 1995-2000. After retiring as co-abbot, he founded the Everyday Zen Foundation where he continues to offer teachings and lead retreats. In this episode, Norman discusses with Dan the importance of expanding the way we think about ourselves and the world we live in because, he says, we are drowning in the limitations we've collectively set for ourselves and the ways we live in the world. The theme of the reflections in this episode come from Norman's new book titled "The World Could Be Otherwise."

Plugzone:
Website: https://www.normanfischer.org/
Everyday Zen Foundation: http://www.everydayzen.org/

The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path: https://www.amazon.com/World-Could-Otherwise-Imagination-Bodhisattva/dp/161180504X

Other books mentioned in this conversation:
The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli: https://www.amazon.com/Order-Time-Carlo-Rovelli/dp/073521610X

Ten Percent Happier Podcast Insiders Feedback Group: https://10percenthappier.typeform.com/to/vHz4q4

Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326

Dec 11 2019

1hr 9mins

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#216: How to Thrive Under Stress | Elizabeth Stanley, PhD

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Elizabeth Stanley has a long history of stress and trauma. In this episode she talks about the adversities she has suffered, which include a near death experience and losing her eyesight for extended periods of time from contracting Lyme disease while serving in the military. After decades of "powering through" and not dealing with her difficult emotions, she reached a breaking point. That's when her healing journey began and she found meditation, sitting multiple long retreats. Stanley has since created a resilience training program, called Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training, that she has taught to military troops and to people working in high-stress situations. Her book, "Widen the Window," offers tools on thriving during stress and recovering from trauma.

Plugzone:
Website: https://elizabeth-stanley.com/
"Widen the Window": https://www.amazon.com/Widen-Window-Training-Thrive-Recover/dp/0735216592

Insiders Feedback Group: https://10percenthappier.typeform.com/to/vHz4q4

Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326

Dec 04 2019

1hr 16mins

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#215: What's Your Motivation? Thubten Chodron

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Thubten Chodron was born in Chicago and grew up near Los Angeles. She felt her life's calling was to help others, so she became a teacher, landing her first job in the inner-city schools of Los Angeles. Looking for something to do during summer break, she saw a flyer for a meditation course being taught by two Tibetan Lamas. Little did she know, taking this course would change the trajectory of her life. The teaching that resonated with her most was about setting motivations. She realized that though she was doing good things in her life, the motivations she had for doing them were self-centered. Chodron wanted to dedicate her life to living selflessly and with altruistic intentions. She felt the only way she could do that was to let go of her worldly attachments, including her marriage, and become a Buddhist nun. She believes we all have the potential to be happy and live altruistically, but we get in our own way. In this episode, Chodron offers her thoughts on how to set selfless motivations as we live our everyday lives.

Plugzone:
Personal Website: https://thubtenchodron.org/
Sravasti Abbey: https://sravastiabbey.org/
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/sravastiabbey

Books:
The Compassionate Kitchen: Buddhist Practices for Eating with Mindfulness and Gratitude https://www.amazon.com/Compassionate-Kitchen-Practices-Mindfulness-Gratitude/dp/1611806348

Other book titles by Thubton Chodron: https://www.amazon.com/Thubten-Chodron/e/B000APM652

Nov 27 2019

1hr 16mins

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#214: The Case for Devotion, Kittisaro and Thanissara

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Kittisaro graduated from Princeton as a Rhodes Scholar and went on to Oxford before going to Thailand to ordain with Ajahn Chah in 1976. He was a monk for 15 years. Thanissara started Buddhist practice in 1975, decided to ordain after meeting Ajahn Chah and spent 12 years as a Buddhist nun. They had known each other for years when they fell in love in 1991. They decided to leave the order so they could be together and were married the following year. They have gone on to become co-founders of Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat in South Africa and co-authors of Listening to the Heart: A Contemplative Guide to Engaged Buddhism. They are Guiding Teachers of Sacred Mountain Sangha, on the Spirit Rock Teacher Council, and are Core Teachers at Insight Meditation Society. In a wide ranging interview, they discuss their practice and how their monastic lives have prepared them for their life in a relationship.

Plug Zone
Website: http://sacredmountainsangha.org/
Books
Listening to the Heart: A Contemplative Journey to Engaged Buddhism:
https://www.amazon.com/Listening-Heart-Contemplative-Journey-Buddhism/dp/1583948392
Time to Stand Up: An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth -- The Buddha's Life and Message through Feminine Eyes
https://www.amazon.com/Time-Stand-Up-Buddhist-Manifesto/dp/158394916X

Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326

Nov 20 2019

1hr 48mins

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#213: Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel

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Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Perel provides her insight on such topics as: how to make a relationship work in today’s society, the real reasons why we cheat, and how political or economic shifts can affect our relationships. Her celebrated TED talks on relationships have garnered more than 28 million views and her international bestseller Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence became a global phenomenon translated into 25 languages.

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Website, Newsletter and Blog: https://www.estherperel.com/
Podcast: Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/where-should-we-begin-with-esther-perel/id1237931798
Podcast: How’s Work? With Esther Perel: https://open.spotify.com/show/0P13JasQfVZ1RiDCMZMYNU
Book: Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence: https://www.amazon.com/Mating-Captivity-Unlocking-Erotic-Intelligence/dp/0060753641
Book: The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity: https://www.estherperel.com/store/the-state-of-affairs
TED Talk: Rethinking infidelity… a talk for anyone who has ever loved
https://www.ted.com/talks/esther_perel_rethinking_infidelity_a_talk_for_anyone_who_has_ever_loved?language=en
TED Talk: The secret to desire in a long-term relationship:
https://www.ted.com/talks/esther_perel_the_secret_to_desire_in_a_long_term_relationship?language=en
The Future of Love, Lust, and Listening: SXSW 2018: https://www.sxsw.com/interactive/2018/esther-perel-interactive-keynote-at-sxsw-2018-video/
Relationship Skills and Workplace Dynamics at SXSW 2019: https://www.sxsw.com/interactive/2019/esther-perel-on-relationship-skills-and-workplace-dynamics-at-sxsw-2019-video/
Instagram: @estherperelofficial
Twitter: @EstherPerel
Facebook: @esther.perel, https://www.facebook.com/esther.perel/

Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326

Nov 13 2019

1hr 8mins

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#212: The Likeability Trap, Alicia Menendez

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Our guest this week is Alicia Menendez, an award-winning journalist, who finds herself in a common position for many women: caring way too much about what others think of her. Be nice, but not too nice. Be successful, but not too successful. Just be likeable, whatever that means. In the workplace strong women are often criticized for being cold, while warm women may be seen as pushovers. In her just released book, The Likeability Trap, and in our conversation, she discusses this issue and explains how and why both men and women should combat it.

Plug Zone
The Likeability Trap: https://www.amazon.com/Likeability-Trap-Break-Free-Worth/dp/0062838768
Website: http://aliciamenendez.com/
Twitter: @AliciaMenendez
Instagram: @aliciamenendezxo
Facebook: @AliciaMenendezTV

An Evening with Joseph Goldstein and Dan Harris: Staying Sane in a Crazy World
https://www.nyimc.org/event/an-evening-with-joseph-goldstein-and-dan-harris-staying-sane-in-a-crazy-world/

Episode References
Psychological Safety / What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team:
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/magazine/what-google-learned-from-its-quest-to-build-the-perfect-team.html

THE FIVE INVITATIONS: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully
https://fiveinvitations.com/the-book/

WeCroak: https://www.wecroak.com/

Ten Percent Happier Podcast Insiders Feedback Group: https://10percenthappier.typeform.com/to/vHz4q4

Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326

Nov 06 2019

1hr 22mins

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#211: How to Make it in Hollywood (and everywhere else), Brian Grazer

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Brian Grazer is a Hollywood giant! He’s made more than 100 films including Splash, Apollo 13 and the best-picture-winning A Beautiful Mind. He tells Dan this week how he has used his own curiosity in others to build powerful relationships. He takes us back to when he was a law clerk at Warner Bros. delivering papers to the biggest names in Hollywood and how he was able to overcome personal obstacles to strike up conversations he would turn into connections. Grazer also discusses how he uses transcendental meditation to calm feelings of anxiety and fear. We also discuss his latest book, Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection, his secrets on how to engage with others, and the importance of eye contact is when it comes to building relationships.

Plug Zone
Face to Face: https://www.amazon.com/Eye-Contact-Power-Personal-Connection/dp/1501147722
A Curious Mind: http://www.grazeriscurious.com/
Social: @BrianGrazer

An Evening with Joseph Goldstein and Dan Harris: Staying Sane in a Crazy World
https://www.nyimc.org/event/an-evening-with-joseph-goldstein-and-dan-harris-staying-sane-in-a-crazy-world/

Dan’s Book Recommendations: https://www.tenpercent.com/reading
Ten Percent Happier Podcast Insiders Feedback Group: https://10percenthappier.typeform.com/to/vHz4q4

Have a question for Dan? Leave us a voicemail: 646-883-8326

Oct 30 2019

1hr 16mins

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#210: Meditation, Therapy, and "Murderous Rage", Dr. Susan Pollak

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Dr. Susan Pollak found refuge in meditation at a young age, introduced to it by a family member. Describing herself as an anxious and neurotic kid, she noticed how meditation offered her some relief. Pollak has remained fascinated with meditation ever since. She earned degrees in comparative religion and psychology, becoming a psychologist, and for decades she has been integrating the practice of mediation into psychotherapy. In her new book, “Self-Compassion for Parents,” she explains why parents need to care for themselves first in order to provide the best care for their children. For those short on time, she’s created meditation practices that take just a few minutes and she explains how even small moments of mindfulness can make a big difference.

Plug Zone
The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy: http://meditationandpsychotherapy.org/
Center for Mindfulness and Compassion: https://www.chacmc.org/
The Art of Now Blog: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-art-now
Website: https://www.drsusanpollak.com/
Self-Compassion for Parents:
https://www.amazon.com/Self-Compassion-Parents-Nurture-Caring-Yourself/dp/1462533094
Additional Books: https://www.drsusanpollak.com/books.php

Addiction-Related
Judson Brewer, MD, PhD (Habit Change): https://www.brown.edu/public-health/mindfulness/people/judson-brewer-md-phd
G. Alan Marlatt (Addictive Behaviors): http://depts.washington.edu/abrc/marlatt.htm
Jessica Morey Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme): https://ibme.com/

Ten Percent Happier Podcast Insiders Feedback Group
https://10percenthappier.typeform.com/to/vHz4q4

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Oct 23 2019

1hr 28mins

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Bonus Meditation, Self-Compassion Break, Kristin Neff, PhD

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Self-compassion may not be your strong suit, but with this introductory training, you’ll develop more resilience, kindness, and ease in life.

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https://self-compassion.org/category/exercises/#guided-meditations

Oct 19 2019

5mins

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#209: Kryptonite for the Inner Critic, Self-Compassion Series, Kristin Neff, PhD

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Life can be challenging. It’s comforting to have kind, supportive people around you to help you through it. Dr. Kristin Neff believes it’s equally important to cultivate a kind, supportive inner voice. In her last year of graduate school Neff was going through what she calls a messy divorce. Looking for a way to alleviate the strong feelings of stress and shame she was experiencing, she found meditation. Drawn to the integration of mindfulness and compassion practices, she was able to work through her emotional turmoil. She came to the realization that she deserved kindness and encouragement and she didn’t need to rely on anyone other than herself to fulfill those needs. That epiphany inspired her to spend the next several years of her life doing self-compassion work. Neff believes self-compassion is a trainable skill anyone can learn, even those who are not naturally inclined to be kind to themselves. She recently co-created a workbook that guides the reader through the practices of mindful self-compassion, hoping to help others experience the life-changing benefits of being kind to ourselves.

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Website: https://self-compassion.org/
Workbook: https://self-compassion.org/mindful-self-compassion-workbook/
Twitter: @self_compassion
TED Talk: https://ed.ted.com/on/zhq011AI

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Oct 16 2019

1hr 35mins

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Bonus Meditation, See Yourself Compassionately, Jessica Morey

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Self-Compassion may not be your strong suit, but with this introductory training, you’ll develop more resilience, kindness and ease in life.

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See Yourself Compassionately: https://10percenthappier.app.link/ZHqOD1TNv0
Jessica Morey Meditations on the Ten Percent Happier App:
https://10percenthappier.app.link/weTJGm1Nv0

Oct 12 2019

11mins

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#208: Doing Diversity Work Without Shame, Self-Compassion Series, Sydney Spears

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Dr. Sydney Spears is a professor at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare and holds a PhD in Clinical Social Work from Smith College. As a woman of color, she tells us she has experienced layers of oppression and discrimination. Looking for a way to make sense of these experiences, and the difficult emotions she felt because of them, she became interested in meditation. Through her mindfulness practice she realized her identity did not need to be defined by the social constructs society often uses to discriminate. She found comfort in knowing that while she may not be able to control her external experiences, no one could affect her internal peace. Now she teaches the concept of mindful self-compassion to help others come to this same realization.

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Website: https://midlifeateasecounseling.com/
Twitter: @MidlifeAtEase
Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness: https://mindfulness-alliance.org/

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Oct 09 2019

1hr 49mins

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Bonus Meditation with Sharon Salzberg, Self-Compassion

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Bonus Meditation with Sharon Salzberg, Self-Compassion

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Self-Compassion Meditation: https://10percenthappier.app.link/pRxEZhPgk0
Sharon Salzberg Courses & Meditations on the Ten Percent Happier App:
https://10percenthappier.app.link/NOCqrWwik0

Oct 05 2019

15mins

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

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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. Her most recent book is Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done.

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Website: https://jkglei.com/
Hurry Slowly Podcast: https://hurryslowly.co/
Course: https://reset-course.com/
Books: https://www.amazon.com/Jocelyn-K-Glei/e/B00BSX6EJE/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1
Twitter: @jkglei

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Oct 02 2019

1hr 33mins

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Bonus Meditation with Joseph Goldstein, Be Simple & Easy

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Life is already complicated enough. Meditation doesn’t have to be, if we learn to be simple and easy.

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Be Simple & Easy: https://10percenthappier.app.link/6WVKqYJV6Z
Joseph Goldstein Courses & Meditations on the Ten Percent Happier App: https://10percenthappier.app.link/x9Q0TCy36Z

Sep 28 2019

10mins

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#206: Finally... The Joseph Goldstein Episode

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One of the first American Vipassana teachers and the co-founder of Insight Meditation Society, Joseph Goldstein, is a highly recognized name to many in western meditation. He has studied and practiced various forms of Buddhist meditation under world renowned teachers from India and he has led, and continues to lead, numerous insight and loving-kindness meditation retreats worldwide. Goldstein shares his abundance of knowledge on insight meditation, the confusion between attention and mindfulness, ethical frameworks and provides clarity on various terms such as the awakened mind, checking the attitude of the mind, in-order-to mind and more. Currently, Goldstein is a meditation teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts as well as on the Ten Percent Happier app. He is also the author of numerous publications such as Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening and One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism.

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Insight Meditation Society: https://www.dharma.org/teacher/joseph-goldstein/
Joseph Goldstein Courses & Meditations on the Ten Percent Happier App:
https://10percenthappier.app.link/x9Q0TCy36Z
New York Insight December 5th Event: https://www.nyimc.org/event/an-evening-with-joseph-goldstein-and-dan-harris-staying-sane-in-a-crazy-world/
Bonus Meditation: Be Simple & Easy: https://10percenthappier.app.link/6WVKqYJV6Z
Jeff Warren November Meditation Retreat: https://jeffwarren.org/event/fidgetyskeptics-northcarolina-2/

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Sep 25 2019

1hr 59mins

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#205: Living on Overtime, David C. Fajgenbaum

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David Fajgenbaum, a young, promising medical student, could not have imagined he would become a patient in the same hospital he was serving his residency. After being diagnosed with a very rare illness, he came close to death on multiple occasions. In the throes of one encounter, he promised himself that if he survived, he would make a difference in the fight against this disease. Through his research, he found a drug that he believes has helped him into remission. In the wake of his bouts, he has chosen to live his life "on overtime," time that he is extremely lucky to have, gifting him a unique perspective on living we can all learn from. Fajgenbaum is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network and leads the Castleman Research Program at Penn Medicine. He is the author of Chasing My Cure which details his journey of going from a college athlete, living a healthy life to being diagnosed, and the hurdles he had overcome with love, determination and faith.

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Actively Moving Forward (AMF): https://healgrief.org/
The Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN): https://cdcn.org/
Book: https://chasingmycure.com/
Twitter: @DavidFajgenbaum
Facebook: @davidfajgenbaum, https://www.facebook.com/davidfajgenbaum/

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Sep 18 2019

1hr 10mins

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#204: Love, Death, Tech and Psychedelics, Jack Kornfield, Meditation O.G.

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As far as meditation teachers go, they don't come more highly regarded than our guest this week, Jack Kornfield. Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. You might think this meditation master is unflappable, but you would be mistaken. Kornfield discusses how he, one of the preeminent teachers in the field, still encounters difficult times, including how his marriage ended in divorce. He also delves into the role psychedelics play in the mindfulness movement.

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Website: https://jackkornfield.com/
Books: https://jackkornfield.com/books-audio-programs/
Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/heart-wisdom-with-jack-kornfield/id923017416
Twitter: @JackKornfield
Facebook: @jkornfield, https://www.facebook.com/jkornfield/

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Sep 11 2019

1hr 24mins

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#203: Civility Pays, Christine Porath

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For Christine Porath, meditation was one way of coping with a toxic work environment. Her own experience, paired with watching her father suffer a serious health scare tied to his own harmful workplace atmosphere, led to her interest in researching civility in the workplace. She shares with us her findings, such as how working with uncivil co-workers can drive down morale as well as performance, and she presents data on the real-world financial consequences of incivility in the workplace. Porath is the author of "Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace" and co-author of "The Cost of Bad Behavior."

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Website: http://www.christineporath.com/
Books: https://www.amazon.com/Christine-Porath/e/B01NCOGEER%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
Twitter: @PorathC
Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/christine_porath_why_being_nice_to_your_coworkers_is_good_for_business

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Sep 04 2019

1hr 14mins

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#202: Can Meditation Prolong Your Life?, Dr. Peter Attia

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Peter Attia is the founder of Attia Medical, PC, a medical practice focusing on the applied science of longevity. In other words, his practice aims to increase the length of one's life, while simultaneously improving the quality. He explains how happiness, or emotional well-being, can help accomplish both and he recommends meditation as one way to achieve that emotional well-being. He knows this first hand; emotionally describing the personal struggles he overcame to transform himself into the person he is today. Discussing both his personal and professional beliefs he tells Dan, "Even If being happier didn't extend your life one day, even if it shortened your life a day, wouldn't it be worth it?"

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Website: https://peterattiamd.com/
The Peter Attia Drive Podcast: https://peterattiamd.com/podcast/
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @PeterAttiaMD

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Aug 28 2019

1hr 30mins

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