Soul & Science : #69: The Soul & Science of Mindfulness | Dan Harris, ABC Journalist and Author


It’s easy to get lost in the details of those everyday small inconveniences – what’s for dinner tonight, that looming deadline, whether or not your joke landed in that meeting earlier. It’s also just as easy to switch our brains to autopilot when they get overwhelmed and disappear into social media or TV. And what about that narrator in our heads? The constant critic. The complainer. It really doesn't serve us. 

But the simple practice of mindfulness might offer a solution. And our guest this week believes that everyone can be at least 10% happier if they work mindfulness into their daily life.

Dan Harris spent more than 20 years as a journalist for ABC where he was the co-anchor of Nightline and the weekend editions of Good Morning America. He’s covered wars, natural disasters, and even spent 48 hours in solitary confinement to better understand the criminal justice system. Today, Dan is the best-selling author of the meditation book “10% Happier” and host of the podcast of the same name. 

In today’s episode, you’ll learn: 
  • Not only how but also why you should incorporate a meditation practice into your personal and professional life
  • To apply the lessons Dan learned during his path towards mindfulness in your own life
  • How to better manage your own thought habits in order to be happier and healthier

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