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

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  • Author : Dan Harris
  • Publisher : Dey Street Books; Reprint edition (December 30, 2014)
  • ISBN : 0062265431
  • Rating : 4.6

After having a nationally televised panic attack Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes A lifelong nonbeliever he found himself on a bizarre adventure involving a disgraced pastor a mysterious self help guru and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset the incessant insatiable voice in his head which had propelled him through the ranks of a hyper competitive business but had also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on air freak out.

Eventually Harris stumbled upon an effective way to rein in that voice something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless meditation a tool that research suggests can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain. 10% Happier takes readers on a 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 Winner of the 2014 Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Memoir.