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Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC News anchor who had a panic attack live on "Good Morning America," which led him to try something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, "10% Happier." In this podcast, Dan explores happiness (whatever that means) from all angles. Guests include legendary meditation teachers -- from the Dalai Lama to Western masters -- as well as scientists, and even the odd celebrity. But the show also ventures beyond meditation, bringing on leading researchers in areas such as social anxiety, bias, creativity, productivity, and relationships. The animating insight of this show is that the mind is trainable. This is what science is showing us. Mental traits such as happiness, calm, generosity, compassion, and connection are not hardwired, unalterable factory settings; they are, in fact, skills that can be trained. On this show, you'll learn how.

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris ABC News

    • Mental Health
    • 4.6 • 6.5K Ratings

Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC News anchor who had a panic attack live on "Good Morning America," which led him to try something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, "10% Happier." In this podcast, Dan explores happiness (whatever that means) from all angles. Guests include legendary meditation teachers -- from the Dalai Lama to Western masters -- as well as scientists, and even the odd celebrity. But the show also ventures beyond meditation, bringing on leading researchers in areas such as social anxiety, bias, creativity, productivity, and relationships. The animating insight of this show is that the mind is trainable. This is what science is showing us. Mental traits such as happiness, calm, generosity, compassion, and connection are not hardwired, unalterable factory settings; they are, in fact, skills that can be trained. On this show, you'll learn how.

    Happiness Doesn't Have to be an Accident | Bonus Meditation with Diana Winston

    Happiness Doesn't Have to be an Accident | Bonus Meditation with Diana Winston

    Happiness doesn't have to be an accident. In this session from Diana, train your mind to become more and more joyful.

    To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, visit https://10percenthappier.app.link/OpeningToJoyPod

    About Diana:
    Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center where she also teaches mindfulness practices to the general public.

    Her easy-on-the-ears west coast style rests on top of a rigorous scientific mind, and a vast amount of teaching experience. She has developed curriculum and taught mindfulness since the early 90’s in a variety of settings including hospitals, universities, corporations, non profits, and schools. She has taught mindful awareness to health professionals, leaders, teachers, activists, seniors, and adolescents in the US and Asia. A published researcher and author, Diana has also written for numerous meditation publications, where her daughter, Mira, often makes an appearance in her examples of bringing mindfulness to daily life.

    • 7 min
    What’s the Point of Joy Right Now? | James Baraz

    What’s the Point of Joy Right Now? | James Baraz

    In my opinion, purveyors of joy can come off as oily and unctuous, even in the best of times. Like walking impersonations of Rainbow Brite. But in hard times, arguing for joy can seem pollyanna-ish or downright clueless. Our guest today reframes joy as supremely relevant and eminently doable. His name is James Baraz. He is the co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, and author of the book Awakening Joy. We talk about: why joy gets a bad rap; why it’s not a feel-good project, but instead a “feel-everything” project; and the role of meditation in taking on pressing issues such as climate and race. Also, stay tuned for a cameo from our producer, Marissa, who weighs in with a personal question.

    Where to find James Baraz online:
    Website: https://www.awakeningjoy.info/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/baraz415
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awakeningjoy10/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtcjQ-YTKDv18nT6t3Abq1g
    Books:
    Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness by James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander: https://bookshop.org/books/awakening-joy-10-steps-to-happiness/9781937006228
    Awakening Joy for Kids by James Baraz and Michele Lilyanna: https://bookshop.org/books/awakening-joy-for-kids-a-hands-on-guide-for-grown-ups-to-nourish-themselves-and-raise-mindful-happy-children-9781941529287/9781941529287

    James Baraz leads the Awakening Joy course each year which people take from all over the world. You can go to awakeningjoy.info for more information.

    Other Resources Mentioned:
    A sorority of mothers in Mexico search mass graves in hopes of finding missing children's bodies: https://abcnews.go.com/International/sorority-mothers-mexico-search-mass-graves-hopes-finding/story?id=67639741
    EAARTH by Bill McKibben: http://billmckibben.com/eaarth/eaarthbook.html
    Dianne Bondy: https://diannebondyyoga.com/
    Why mindfulness matters during a pandemic: https://mashable.com/video/mindfulness-tips-coronavirus/

    Additional Resources:
    Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/live
    Coronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
    Free App access for Frontline Workers: https://tenpercent.com/care

    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/james-baraz-285

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How To Handle A Narcissist (Including, Maybe...Yourself) | Keith Campbell

    How To Handle A Narcissist (Including, Maybe...Yourself) | Keith Campbell

    “Narcissist” is a word that gets thrown quite a bit, including by me -- often, semi-facetiously, about myself. But until this conversation, I didn’t actually know what the word meant. My guest today is Keith Campbell, who’s been researching narcissism for more than 30 years. He’s got a new book called The New Science of Narcissism. In this episode, we talk about the difference between garden variety narcissism and the diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, the difference between grandiose narcissism and vulnerable narcissism, what to do with if you’re married to a narcissist, how to identify your own narcissism, and what he calls the CPR method for narcissism control.

    Where to find Keith Campbell online: 
    Website: https://wkeithcampbell.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/wkeithcampbell

    Book Mentioned:
    The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement by Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell: https://bookshop.org/books/the-narcissism-epidemic-living-in-the-age-of-entitlement/9781416575993 
    The New Science of Narcissism by W. Keith Campbell: https://bookshop.org/books/the-new-science-of-narcissism-understanding-one-of-the-greatest-psychological-challenges-of-our-time-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/9781683644026

    Other Resources Mentioned:
    Chelsea Sleep: https://psychology.uga.edu/directory/people/chelsea-sleep
    Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche: https://shambhala.org/teachers/chogyam-trungpa/ 
    Sigmund Freud: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sigmund-Freud

    Additional Resources:
    Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/live
    Coronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
    Free App access for Frontline Workers: https://tenpercent.com/care

    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/kieth-campbell-284

    • 50 min
    Anxious? Listen to This. | Bonus Meditation with Joseph Goldstein

    Anxious? Listen to This. | Bonus Meditation with Joseph Goldstein

    During major life transitions your emotional and mental world can kick into overdrive. Learn how to stay in the eye of the hurricane.

    In the Ten Percent Happier app, you'll find this same meditation in different lengths to suit your practice. Your subscription directly supports our wonderful teachers and allows them to dedicate their time to teaching the life-changing skill of mindfulness. As an added incentive, we've got a special discount for anyone new to the app. 

    To claim your discount, visit tenpercent.com/extra

    New York Insight & Cambridge Insight Meditation Center Benefit Event: https://www.nyimc.org/event/living-the-dharma-in-a-challenging-time/

    To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, visit https://10percenthappier.app.link/CalmInBigTransitionsPod

    About Joseph:
    Joseph is one of the most respected meditation teachers in the world -- a key architect of the rise of mindfulness in our modern society -- with a sense of humor to boot.
    In the 1970's, he co-founded the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) alongside Sharon Salzberg and Jack Kornfield. Since its founding, thousands of people from around the world have come to IMS to learn mindfulness from leaders in the field. Joseph has been a teacher there since its founding and continues as the resident guiding teacher.

    • 7 min
    The Buddha’s Foundational Listicle | Phillip Moffitt

    The Buddha’s Foundational Listicle | Phillip Moffitt

    Way before Buzzfeed, the Buddha was creating listicles: The Seven Factors of Enlightenment, The Three Jewels, The Eight Worldly Winds... I could go on. He wasn’t using these lists as clickbait, obviously; they were teaching tools -- ways to understand how the mind works, and how we can work with the mind. The first and, many believe, most important list promulgated by the Buddha was the Four Noble Truths. And today, we're going to take a stroll through this list with Phillip Moffitt. He’s got an interesting resume. He’s a deep dharma teacher who studied in the Thai Forest tradition for years, and was a Co-Guiding Teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center for most of the last decade. But he’s also a former editor of Esquire Magazine who has run workshops and done one-on-one counseling on the subject of personal life changes and transitions. As I mentioned in the last episode, we’re dedicating this whole week to the subject of managing change in a chaotic world. Monday, we spoke to Bruce Feiler, who takes a more journalistic approach to the subject. Today, it’s a Buddhist approach. Not only does Phillip walk us through the ways in which the Four Noble Truths can help us manage transitions, but he also layers in another list -- a listicle within a listicle. Don’t worry, it’s not confusing or complicated; it’s incredibly interesting. So interesting that Phillip actually wrote a whole book about the combination of these lists, called Dancing With Life.

    Where to find Phillip Moffitt online:
    Website: http://dharmawisdom.org/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/dharmawisdom
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealphillipmoffitt/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Phillipmoffitt1?feature=watch
    Book Mentioned:
    Dancing With Life by Phillip Moffitt: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781594863530

    Other Resources Mentioned:
    After the Ecstasy, the Laundry by Jack Kornfield: https://www.amazon.com/After-Ecstasy-Laundry-Heart-Spiritual/dp/0553378295
    Ajahn Sumedho: https://dharmaseed.org/teacher/10/

    Additional Resources:
    Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/live
    Coronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
    Free App access for Frontline Workers: https://tenpercent.com/care

    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/phillip-moffitt-283

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The “Lifequake” Survival Guide | Bruce Feiler

    The “Lifequake” Survival Guide | Bruce Feiler

    We have another themed week for you, with two episodes about how to navigate major life changes-- clearly a resonant theme, given the various dumpster fires that are raging in our world right now. Coming up on Wednesday, we’re going to get a deep dharma take on this subject, but today, we’ve got a guest who takes a more journalistic/scientific approach. His name is Bruce Feiler. He has a new, bestselling book called Life Is In the Transitions. In it, he offers seven tools for navigating what he calls “lifequakes,” which can range from divorce to job loss to addiction. Bruce has written a series of bestselling books, including Walking the Bible, and Council of Dads, which became a TV show on NBC. He didn’t mean for this new book on transitions to come out during a pandemic, but the timing is perversely perfect. In this conversation, we talk about: the events in his own life that got him interested in this subject; why “lifequakes” are a feature, not a bug; and why the word “resilience” makes Bruce grumpy.

    Where to find Bruce Feiler online:
    Website: https://www.brucefeiler.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/brucefeiler
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BruceFeilerAuthor/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brucefeiler/
    Book Mentioned:
    Life Is in the Transitions by Bruce Feiler: https://www.brucefeiler.com/books-articles/life-is-in-the-transitions/

    Other Resources Mentioned:
    Jean Piaget's Theory and Stages of Cognitive Development: https://www.simplypsychology.org/piaget.html
    Freud's Psychosexual Stages of Development: https://www.simplypsychology.org/psychosexual.html
    Erik Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: https://www.simplypsychology.org/Erik-Erikson.html
    Daniel Levinson on Midlife Crisis: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/5e75/2a77fb59cc48e9eea4b1ef4c53056b0f140e.pdf
    Elliot Jock on Midlife Crisis: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2003-mar-23-me-jacques23-story.html
    The Rites of Passage by Arnold van Gennep: https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Rites_of_Passage.html?id=kJpkBH7mB7oC
    William James: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/james/

    Additional Resources:
    Ten Percent Happier Live: https://tenpercent.com/live
    Coronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
    Free App access for Frontline Workers: https://tenpercent.com/care

    Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/bruce-feiler-282

    • 1 hr 12 min

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