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Meditation for fidgety skeptics : a 10% happier how-to book / Dan Harris and Jeff Warren, with Carlye Adler.

Harris, Dan, 1971- (author.). Warren, Jeff, 1971- (author.). Adler, Carlye, (author.).

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  • 9 of 9 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Pendleton Public Library. (Show)

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Summary:

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 become 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. Millions of people want to meditate but aren't actually practicing. What's holding them back? Harris and his friend Jeff Warren, a "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. 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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library 158.1 H24 (Text) 37801000594091 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 01/24/2018 Available -
Pendleton Public Library 158.1 H24 (Text) 37801000671451 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 12/23/2020 Available -
Baker Haines Branch 158.12 .H313m 2017 (Text) 37814003242972 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 11/08/2019 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 158.12 H3131 (Text) 35178001665432 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/29/2018 Available -
Hood River County Library 158.12 HAR 2017 (Text) 33892100503748 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 01/16/2018 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library 158.12 Harri (Text) 37862000404715 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 12/28/2017 Available -
OTLD Heppner Branch 158.12 HAR (Text) 37818000274581 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 02/02/2018 Available -
Ontario Community Library 158.12 HARRI (Text) 33330004372498 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/18/2018 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 158.12 HAR (Text) 33892006277827 NON-FICTION New/High Demand None 12/28/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399588945
  • ISBN: 0399588949
  • Physical Description: x, 286 pages : illustrations, portraits, charts ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Spiegel & Grau, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-276).
Formatted Contents Note:
How to use this book -- The case for meditation -- Concentration 101 -- Catching thinking in the act -- Ten good breaths -- Free-range meditations -- Enjoying the body -- Investigating patterns -- Giving a shit about yourself meditation -- Taking back lazy -- Smart compassion -- Rain -- Welcome to the party -- Surf the urge -- Training the mind -- Walking meditation -- Do nothing meditation -- Appendix: Resources to help you keep meditating.
Summary, etc.:
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 become 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. Millions of people want to meditate but aren't actually practicing. What's holding them back? Harris and his friend Jeff Warren, a "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. 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.
Subject: Harris, Dan, 1971- > Travel > United States.
Meditation > Psychological aspects.
Meditation > United States > Public opinion.
Happiness.
Genre: Self-help publications.

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