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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical journalist who had a panic attack on live national television, which led him to try something he otherwise never would have considered: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, 10% Happier. On this show, Dan talks with eminent meditation teachers, top scientists, and even the odd celebrity. Guests include everyone from His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Brené Brown to Karamo from Queer Eye. On some episodes, Dan ventures into the deep end of the pool, covering subjects such as enlightenment and psychedelics. On other episodes, it’s science-based techniques for issues such as anxiety, productivity, and relationships. Dan's approach is seemingly modest, but secretly radical: happiness is a skill you can train, just like working your bicep in the gym. Your progress may be incremental at first, but like any good investment, it compounds over time.
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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical journalist who had a panic attack on live national television, which led him to try something he otherwise never would have considered: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, 10% Happier. On this show, Dan talks with eminent meditation teachers, top scientists, and even the odd celebrity. Guests include everyone from His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Brené Brown to Karamo from Queer Eye. On some episodes, Dan ventures into the deep end of the pool, covering subjects such as enlightenment and psychedelics. On other episodes, it’s science-based techniques for issues such as anxiety, productivity, and relationships. Dan's approach is seemingly modest, but secretly radical: happiness is a skill you can train, just like working your bicep in the gym. Your progress may be incremental at first, but like any good investment, it compounds over time.
New episodes come out every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for free. Listen 1-week early and to all episodes ad-free with Wondery+ or Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Science Of Self-Compassion | Serena Chen

    The Science Of Self-Compassion | Serena Chen

    This episode comes out for free on April 29th, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    How self compassion works, how to practice it, and what the research says about the benefits.

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    Dr. Serena Chen is Professor of Psychology and the Marian E. and Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Distinguished Chair for Innovative Teaching and Research at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the self and identity, interpersonal relationships, and social power and influence. She is a Fellow of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, American Psychological Association, and Association of Psychological Science. Dr. Chen was also the recipient of the Early Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity, and the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Social Sciences Division of the University of California, Berkeley.

    In this episode we talk about:
    - The connection between self-compassion and authenticity
    - As well as self-compassion exercises that you can incorporate into your daily life
    - How self-compassion influences the desire for self improvement
    - How it can lead you to be more understanding of other people
    - The connection between self-compassion and good leadership
    - And how self-compassion can apply to parenting as well as to educational realms

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    Self-Compassion Ain’t Always Soft | Kristin Neff

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    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/tph/podcast-episode/serena-chen

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    How To Handle Literally Anything | Sebene Selassie and Jeff Warren

    How To Handle Literally Anything | Sebene Selassie and Jeff Warren

    This episode comes out for free on April 24th, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    Debating the cliche: Does everything happen for a reason? Plus, the Meditation Party crew tackles equanimity, work/life balance, and meditation vs napping.

    Sebene Selassie describes herself as a “writer, teacher, and immigrant-weirdo.” She teaches meditation on the ten percent happier app and is the author of a great book called You Belong. She’s based in Brooklyn.

    Jeff Warren is also a writer and a meditation teacher. He and Dan co-wrote the book, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. He also hosts the Consciousness Explorers podcast. He’s based in Toronto.

    If you want to be part of the show, please call in with a question or comment. The number is 508-656-0540. Or you can email us with a voice memo at podcast@tenpercent.com with a voice memo.


    Tickets for the two more Meditation Party retreats this year at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York are available now. The last one was a blast. Come join us for both. One is in May, the other October.


    Related Episodes:
    How to Stay Calm No Matter What’s Happening | Sebene Selassie and Jeff Warren


    Meditation Party: The “Sh*t Is Fertilizer” Edition | Sebene Selassie & Jeff Warren
    Meditation Party with Sebene Selassie and Jeff Warren: Psychedelics, ADHD, Waking Up From Distraction, and Singing Without Being Self-Conscious
    Meditation Party: Magic, Mystery, Intuition, Tattoos, and Non-Efforting | Sebene Selassie and Jeff Warren
    Science-Based Tools for When You're Stressed, Obsessed, or Overthinking | Dr. Jenny Taitz


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    Ten Percent Happier online bookstore
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    Our favorite playlists on: Anxiety, Sleep, Relationships, Most Popular Episodes

    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/tph/podcast-episode/med-party-howtohandle

    Additional Resources:
    Download the Ten Percent Happier app today: https://10percenthappier.app.link/install

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    Ancient Strategies For Managing Stress And Anxiety | Ryan Holiday

    Ancient Strategies For Managing Stress And Anxiety | Ryan Holiday

    Digging into the nuts and bolts of Stoicism with one of its best-known modern proponents.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Stop Trying To Control Everything | Bonus Meditation with Sebene Selassie

    Stop Trying To Control Everything | Bonus Meditation with Sebene Selassie

    Get comfortable with uncertainty and cultivate trust in life, even in the most turbulent times.

    • 6 min
    How Thinking About Death Can Improve Your Life | Alua Arthur

    How Thinking About Death Can Improve Your Life | Alua Arthur

    Death isn’t the most appetizing topic, but contemplating mortality can be a massive source of motivation, perspective, and even stress relief. In this episode, life lessons from a death doula, who helps people at the end.

    • 51 min
    The Science Of Building The Life You Want | Arthur Brooks

    The Science Of Building The Life You Want | Arthur Brooks

    On the myths (and macronutrients) of happiness.

    • 1 hr 17 min

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