Saturday, May 3, 2014

NIGHTLINE’S Dan Harris’ 10% HAPPIER Kindle HDX Giveaway!

  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for the purpose of this review.  The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

A little bit about the book:

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had both propelled him through the ranks of a hyper-competitive business and also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.

We all have a voice in our head. It's what has us losing our temper unnecessarily, checking our email compulsively, eating when we're not hungry, and fixating on the past and the future at the expense of the present. Most of us would assume we're stuck with this voice --- that there's nothing we can do to rein it in --- but Harris stumbled upon an effective way to do just that. It's a far cry from the miracle cures peddled by the self-help swamis he met; instead, it's something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation. After learning about research that suggests meditation can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported world of CEOs, scientists, and even marines who are now using it for increased calm, focus, and happiness.

10% Happier by Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable.


Dan has teamed up with his publisher, Harper Collins, for a Kindle Fire HDX giveaway. 

 One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HDX

  • 10% Happier by Dan Harris

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 10th. Winner will be announced May 12th on the Litfuse blog. Learn more about the 10% Happier backstory and read an excerpt here.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by the Litfuse blog on May 12th to see if you won.

My thoughts after reading it:  I have tried a few times over the years to do meditation but never really gave it a total go.  I have such a stressful career and I thought that 10% Happier was an excellent book on how meditation helped to calm the voices Dan's head and how it can help me and you and almost anyone that is willing to really try it out.  You know that voice...the one that says we aren't working hard enough, or that chides us for the stinking cookie this afternoon. This book explained the benefits of meditation in a easier to understand way.  Dan Harris started practicing meditation after having a full blown panic attack while delivering the news live on air. After some research and discussions with different people, Dan decided on trying meditation. It is interesting that he shares some of the solid scientific information about the benefits of meditation too.
It actually shows why meditation is helpful even to lower your blood pressure and it could possibly make you 10% happier...thus the apt title for the book. He shares his story and it is funny and serious at the same time. It is an interesting book and it has spurred me to try meditation again....I recently started yoga and meditation would also be a good addition for me.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and  believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

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