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Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

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 anx...

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Recent Episodes of Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris


The Science Of Speaking Up For Yourself | Elaine Lin Hering (Co-Hosted By Dan's Wife, Bianca!)

The Science Of Speaking Up For Yourself | Elaine Lin Hering (Co-Hosted By Dan's Wife, Bianca!)

How to find your voice when you need to be heard, learn when it's smart to choose silence, and communicate better with the people who matter most.

Elaine Lin Hering is a former Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. She works with organizations and individuals to build skills in communication, collaboration, and conflict management. She has served as the Advanced Training Director for the Harvard Mediation Program and a Managing Partner for Triad Consulting Group. She has worked with coal miners at BHP Billiton, micro-finance organizers in East Africa, mental health professionals in China, and senior...

Episode 771 22 May 2024 1h, 10m and 11s


The Science Of Getting Out Of Your Head | Annie Murphy Paul

The Science Of Getting Out Of Your Head | Annie Murphy Paul

An acclaimed science writer on how to upgrade your mind by using more than your head.


When you think about thinking, most of us think of it as a supremely solo pursuit. You’re in your head, concentrating and cogitating, all by yourself. But the science shows that if you want to improve your thinking, you need to get out of your head. Today we’re going to talk about a concept called “the extended mind.” Your mind isn’t just in your skull: it’s in your body, it’s in the people around you, it...

Episode 770 20 May 2024 57m and 22s


On Having Your Own Back | Bonus Meditation with Jess Morey

On Having Your Own Back | Bonus Meditation with Jess Morey

Connecting to self-compassion can be really tough. Ease the struggle by imagining your loved ones sending care & support your way.


About Jess Morey:


Jess Morey is a lead teacher, cofounder and former executive director of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education which runs in-depth mindfulness programming for youth, and the parents and professionals who support them across the US, and internationally. She began practicing meditation at age 14 on teen retreats offered by the Insight Meditation Society (IMS), and has maintained a consistent commitment to meditation since. Diving head first into meditation...

Episode 769 17 May 2024 7m and 41s


Three Buddhist Practices For Getting Your Sh*t Together | Vinny Ferraro

Three Buddhist Practices For Getting Your Sh*t Together | Vinny Ferraro

Practical advice from a straight-talking, formerly incarcerated, occasionally profane dharma teacher.


Vinny Ferraro is the Guiding Teacher of the Big Heart City Sangha in San Francisco and has led a weekly sitting group for almost two decades. As a fully empowered Dharma Teacher thru Spirit Rock/IMS, he has taught residential retreats at Spirit Rock, Insight Meditation Society, and the Esalen Institute. Currently, he leads Spirit Rock's Year to Live course and teaches retreats and daylongs through Big Heart City and meditation centers across the country. He is a respected leader in developing and...

Episode 768 15 May 2024 1h, 6m and 26s


The Science Of Overcoming Perfectionism | Thomas Curran

The Science Of Overcoming Perfectionism | Thomas Curran

Actionable advice on working with one of the few socially acceptable vices.


Whilst striving for perfection might seem logical on some level, it’s not actually attainable. And the research shows it can lead to burnout, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, reduced productivity, and reduced resilience.


Thomas Curran is a professor in the Department of Psychological and Behavioral Science at the London School of Economics and is the author of The Perfection Trap: Embracing the Power of Good Enough. 


In this episode we talk abo...

Episode 767 13 May 2024 1h, 11m and 18s


What Is Happiness Anyway? | Bonus Meditation with Jay Michaelson

What Is Happiness Anyway? | Bonus Meditation with Jay Michaelson

What is happiness? Investigate how happiness is created, what it’s really like, and learn to access the simple happiness of right now.


About Jay Michaelson:


Rabbi Dr. Jay Michaelson is the author of ten books, including his newest, The Secret That Is Not A Secret: Ten Heretical Tales. In his “other career,” Jay is a columnist for The Daily Beast, and was a professional LGBTQ activist for ten years. Jay is an ordained rabbi and has taught meditation in secular, Buddhist, and Jewish context for eighteen years.


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Episode 766 12 May 2024 7m and 13s


Dua Lipa On: Radical Optimism, Falling On Stage, And “Writing Yourself Into A Good Idea”

Dua Lipa On: Radical Optimism, Falling On Stage, And “Writing Yourself Into A Good Idea”

Talking creativity and sanity with one of the world’s biggest pop stars.


British-Albanian singer-songwriter Dua Lipa emerged as a global pop sensation with her captivating blend of sultry vocals, empowering lyrics, and infectious beats. Born in London in 1995 to Albanian parents, Lipa's musical journey began at a young age, inspired by her father's own musical career. She hosts the podcast Dua Lipa: At Her Service, and her latest album is Radical Optimism. 



In this episode we talk about:

What she means by radical optimism – and h...

Episode 765 10 May 2024 58m and 24s


The Neuroscience Of: Emotional Regulation, Relationships, Body Image, And Intuition | Emma Seppälä

The Neuroscience Of: Emotional Regulation, Relationships, Body Image, And Intuition | Emma Seppälä

A research-backed plan for getting your sh*t together in every possible sphere.


We’re going to talk about some smart strategies today with Emma Seppälä, Ph.D. She is a psychologist and research scientist, with an expertise in the science of happiness, emotional intelligence, and social connection. She is the Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and she also teaches executives at the Yale School of Management. She’s been on this show before, to discuss her best-selling book The Happiness Track. And today she’s ba...

Episode 764 8 May 2024 1h, 3m and 37s


How To Regulate Your Nervous System For Stress, Anxiety, And Trauma | Peter Levine

How To Regulate Your Nervous System For Stress, Anxiety, And Trauma | Peter Levine

The creator of somatic experiencing shows Dan how to heal trauma through the body.

 

Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., has spent the past 50 years developing Somatic Experiencing. He holds a doctorate in Biophysics from UC Berkeley and a doctorate in Psychology from International University. His work has been taught to over 30,000 therapists in over 42 countries. He is the author of the new book, An Autobiography of Trauma.


Content warning: This episode includes discussions of rape and violence.


In this episode we talk about:

Episode 763 6 May 2024 1h, 7m and 49s


How To Meditate If You Have ADHD (Or Are Simply Fidgety And Distractible) | Bonus Meditation with Jeff Warren

How To Meditate If You Have ADHD (Or Are Simply Fidgety And Distractible) | Bonus Meditation with Jeff Warren

Tap into your ADHD superpowers with a meditation that celebrates your unique wiring. Embrace exploration and self-acceptance.


About Jeff Warren:


Jeff is an incredibly gifted meditation teacher. He's trained in multiple traditions, including with renowned teacher Shinzen Young. Jeff is the co-author of NY Times Bestseller "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics," and the founder of the Consciousness Explorers Club, a meditation adventure group in Toronto. He has a knack for surfacing the exact meditation that will help everyone he meets. "I have a meditation for that" is regularly heard from...

Episode 762 3 May 2024 7m and 18s

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