Dan Harris once had a panic attack on live national television. After this experience, the once-skeptical journalist knew he needed to make life changes and tried meditation, embarking on a fruitful journey. Harris eventually authored a best-selling book, 10% Happier, to share his story. “Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris” discusses some topics from the book and branches into conversations with guests like meditation teachers, celebrities, and scientists.
Stream the podcast’s archive of over 550 episodes in any order, with the average release running less than an hour. Previous guests have included His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Brené Brown, and Karamo from Queer Eye – just to name a few. They’re sharing practical skills you can use in your day-to-day life.
Harris explains that happiness is a trainable skill, just like going to the gym and developing your physical muscles. On the podcast, Harris is taking this radical approach by sharing science-based methods for problems like anxiety, productivity, relationships, and more. Episodes will explore topics such as psychedelics and enlightenment, reminding listeners that progress happens slowly over time when you’re working on yourself.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the podcast released a “Mental Health Reboot” series with episodes on sleep. ABC News anchor and author Diane Macedo shared her investigation of improving sleep habits over time.
Dr. Sara Mednick unpacked the science of sleep and offered a holistic approach to getting more restful ZZZs. Podcaster, Queer Eye star, and general awesome human Jonathan Van Ness joined Harris to discuss bodies, shame, and shopping. They talked about connecting with joy and staying hopeful when faced with trauma.
There are bonus meditation episodes under 10 minutes long tailored to a variety of issues like anxiety, short attention spans, “control freaks,” and cutting “the strings of the malevolent puppeteer.”
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