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10% 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.

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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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Helping even lawyers!

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This library of podcasts has helped me to continue my practice as a public defender in a major city with compassion, patience, and more success. The more I listen, the more grounded I feel and the calmer I’m able to approach a highly stressful and adversarial job. Love it!!!

I listen to every episode!

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I’m in my car every day with a lonnng commute. This podcast is my salvation! Keep up the good work!

iTunes Ratings

3968 Ratings
Average Ratings
3449
269
117
69
64

Helping even lawyers!

By Pd Mutti - Jun 12 2019
Read more
This library of podcasts has helped me to continue my practice as a public defender in a major city with compassion, patience, and more success. The more I listen, the more grounded I feel and the calmer I’m able to approach a highly stressful and adversarial job. Love it!!!

I listen to every episode!

By Auntie MEJ - May 19 2019
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I’m in my car every day with a lonnng commute. This podcast is my salvation! Keep up the good work!
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10% Happier with Dan Harris

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #6 in Health category

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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.

Rank #1: #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
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #2: #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
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #3: #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
59 mins
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Rank #4: #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
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #5: #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.

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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
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #6: #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
47 mins
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Rank #7: #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
1 hour
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Rank #8: #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
40 mins
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Rank #9: #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
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #10: #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
50 mins
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Rank #11: #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
51 mins
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Rank #12: #183: Fighting Depression with Social Connection, Johann Hari

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Suffering from his own long battle with depression, social scientist and author Johann Hari yearned for a greater understanding of what caused it and what might help combat it. Hari set out on a journey to not only meet the leading experts on depression, but to observe how other parts of the world treat it. He breaks down his research into the biological, psychological and social causes of depression and presents several fascinating studies from around the world.

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Website: https://2018.johannhari.com/
Twitter: @johannhari101

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

Apr 17 2019
1 hour 53 mins
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Rank #13: 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
9 mins
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Rank #14: #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
55 mins
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Rank #15: Guided Meditation: 'Driving'

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It can be tough to carve out time for meditation. That's why we recruited Alexis Santos to teach us how to apply mindfulness 'On The Go.' In this meditation, Alexis Santos guides you in a mindfulness practice while driving (eyes open, of course).
Oct 28 2016
14 mins
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Rank #16: #170: Ellen Hendriksen, Rising Above Social Anxiety

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You remember that old commercial where the guys says, "I'm not only the Hair Club President, but I’m also a client."? That's kind of how Ellen Hendriksen sees herself. She's a clinical psychologist who helps millions calm their anxiety and be their authentic selves through her award-winning Savvy Psychologist podcast, and at Boston University's Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. But she doesn't just help others, she too has suffered from social anxiety. Hendriksen explains the techniques she has developed to combat social anxiety.

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

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Website: https://www.ellenhendriksen.com/
Twitter: @EllenHendriksen
Podcast: The Savvy Psychologist's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Mental Health
Author, How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety
Jan 16 2019
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #17: #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
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #18: #95: Robert Wright, 'Why Buddhism is True' (Bonus!)

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"Progress on the meditation path tends to involve moral progress. You tend to become a better person as well as a happier person... I personally think that you should not be allowed to call yourself enlightened if you're a jerk," said Robert Wright, a best-selling author with extensive knowledge on philosophy and religion. Wright, whose new book out now is titled, "Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment," offers his thoughts (and skepticism) on what it means to achieve true enlightenment and whether mindfulness meditation could change the world.
Aug 25 2017
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #19: #128: Andrea Petersen, Untangling from Anxiety

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When author and Wall Street Journal reporter Andrea Petersen was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at age 20, she was relieved to finally have a name for the thing that had controlled most of her life to the point where she feared walking up a flight of stairs or standing in line at the store. But understanding and overcoming her anxieties was a different odyssey, one she describes in "On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety," a memoir she was inspired to write after interviewing college students about their mental health struggles.
Mar 28 2018
57 mins
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