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Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book | Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren
This book will get you to meditate. Minus the pan flutes. ABC News anchor Dan Harris used to think that meditation was for people who collect crystals, play Ultimate Frisbee, and use the word "namaste" without irony. After he had a panic attack on live television, he went on a strange and circuitous journey that ultimately led him to embrace a practice he'd long considered ridiculous. Harris discovered that meditation made him more focused and less yanked around by his emotions. According to his wife, it also made him significantly less annoying. He wrote about his experiences in the bracingly candid and extremely funny memoir 10% Happier, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller and landed Harris in the entirely unexpected position of being one of meditation's most vocal public proponents. Here's what he's fixated on now: Science suggests that meditation can lower blood pressure, mitigate depression and anxiety, and literally rewire key parts of the brain, among numerous other benefits. And yet there are millions of people who want to meditate but aren't actually practicing. What's holding them back? In Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, Harris and his friend Jeff Warren, a masterful teacher and "Meditation MacGyver," embark on a cross-country quest to tackle the myths, misconceptions, and self-deceptions that stop people from meditating. They rent a rock-star tour bus (whose previous occupants were Parliament Funkadelic) and travel across eighteen states, talking to scores of would-be meditators--including parents, military cadets, police officers, and even a few celebrities. They create a taxonomy of the most common issues ("I suck at this," "I don't have the time," etc.) and offer up science-based life hacks to help people overcome them. The book is filled with game-changing and deeply practical meditation instructions. You'll also get access to the 10% Happier app, where you can listen for free to guided audio versions of all the meditations in the book. Amid it all unspools the strange and hilarious story of what happens when a congenitally sarcastic, type-A journalist and a groovy Canadian mystic embark on an epic road trip into America's neurotic underbelly, as well as their own.
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Meaw_catlady
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book | Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren
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If you‘re a skeptic about meditation check this audiobook out. It shows an approach to meditation that isn‘t all spiritual and mystical . I like the mystical but I know a lot of people who are more into the rational and scientific. I would recommend this to friends who are skeptical .

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LauraJ
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book | Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren
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This is my fave #bfc workout equipment! It‘s the 10% Happier: Meditation app. It helps me chill out when I‘m stressed, sleep when I‘m restless and learn all kinds of stuff about my brain. It‘s my starting place for mental fitness, which allows me to have will to engage in physical fitness activities. #bfcr2 #meditate

Meaw_catlady Neat! I‘m glad you found something that helps your calm! 💕 4mo
Hestapleton That‘s so cool! 4mo
dariazeoli I mentioned this app to the nurse practitioner this week. I have it downloaded. I need to use it. Well done! 4mo
LauraJ @dariazeoli I hope you find it useful. The sleep meditations are my favorite, but I like the educational aspect too. 4mo
wanderinglynn That sounds like a great app. Thanks for sharing. 4mo
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Pandalibrarian
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book | Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren
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Finished listening to this today - I loved that Dan and Jeff are the narrators as well as the authors. It brought the book to life for me. I liked the behind the scenes of the bus tour and the practical tips for starting a meditation practice. I‘m still a newbie to this and it made me feel better about my struggling start. Practice, practice, practice.

LauraJ I highly recommend the app! 5mo
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Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book | Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren
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Plenty of humor and skepticism involved, along with useful exercises. Definitely worth a try if you‘re interested in meditation but either aren‘t sure it‘s for you, or if you haven‘t found a method that works for you yet. As with anything, practice practice practice!

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Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book | Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren
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Started this one, but hoping to make a bigger dent in it over the weekend.

#danharris

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krismlars
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book | Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren
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Audiobook on my bus ride to NYC to visit my dear friend Bonnie.

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mcipher
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book | Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren
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I hope you guys don‘t mind me sharing something totally non-book-related....
I recorded a meditation and submitted it to Insight Timer a few weeks ago. Last night, it got posted - and people are listening to it! I‘m so floored and proud and grateful for the opportunity to share it and for all these people who listened and reviewed... my heart is just bursting. ♥️♥️

QuietlyLaura 👏💕 12mo
julesG 👏👏👏 12mo
mcipher @QuietlyLaura @julesG Thank you!! 😊 12mo
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Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉 12mo
mcipher @Redwritinghood Thanks!! ☺️ 12mo
Dragon Congratulations! 👍 12mo
mcipher @dragon Thank you!! 12mo
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dariazeoli
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book | Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren
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Early morning #audiowalk. I had this one on hold forever!

DivineDiana Lovely view! 2y
RachelO Amazing view, amazing book title! 2y
readordierachel Pretty place for a walk! 2y
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JenReadsAlot
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book | Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren
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This was great! Loved the examples provided throughout the book. Plus I just love Dan Harris - he is so sarcastic it's great! #audio

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lisakoby
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book | Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren
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This actually got me meditating. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

#selfhelp #meditation #audiobooklove

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JenReadsAlot
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book | Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren
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#bookmail and a good library haul! Happy Friday!

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Valink
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book | Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren
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I‘m trying to do #MountTBR, and I‘ve picked out a few books that fit this challenge as well as the #Pop18 challenge, but I got a book from the library yesterday. And an audiobook. And I‘m REALLY close to buying this. This is why Mount TBR keeps growing!!! #MountTBRChallenge #PopsugarReadingChallenge

DivaDiane Oh, I know, it‘s so hard! Just remember, the book will still be there down the line, or you can use it as a reward for having read a few of your TBRs. 2y
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Christine
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book | Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren
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If you like your mindfulness books with a generous side of humor, swearing, and self-deprecation, alongside sincere passion for meditation and tons of practical tips and foundational info, then this book is for you, as it was for me. Great for beginners, but even though I‘m not a beginner, and the opposite of a skeptic, I do sometimes struggle to make time for my practice; I found this totally relevant and helpful. (Audio with Dan and Jeff is 💯.)

callielafleur I really enjoyed 10% Happier, I'll have to grab this too! 2y
Christine @callielafleur I loved 10% too!! 🙂 2y
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CatchMyBookBreath
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book | Dan Harris, Carlye Adler, Jeffrey Warren
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This book will kill every excuse you can think of to not meditate. Period.✋ If you have for one second been curious about all the meditation hype, this is your gateway to start. You get instruction within the first ten pages THEN he goes into the why and ways to keep going. 💯🏃 He tells the story of his 18 states in 11 days meditation tour -complete with tour bus.
It's 100 PRACTICAL, NO FLUFF, NOTHING ARTIFICIAL!🌱
Available now!

Mitch I‘ve heard great things about this book - and the title is pulling me in! Got it stacked! Thanks for the nudge! 2y
CatchMyBookBreath @Mitch Good- I hope you like it as much as I did! 2y
AlaMich I listened to the audio of 10% Happier, which Harris read, and it definitely made me want to give it a try. 2y
CatchMyBookBreath @AlaMich If you were waiting on the more practical version of that book, this is it 😀 2y
Caroline2 I really enjoyed 10% happier so I'll defo be checking this out! 👍🏻 2y
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