10% Happier chronicles author and television news reporter Dan Harris’ life as he discovers mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhist theories for happiness and wellness.
A war reporter in the trenches for the American Broadcasting Company News (ABC News), Harris began to struggle with depression while at home between assignments. To battle the symptoms of depression, he began using drugs. Harris had a panic attack while on the set of Good Morning America. A year later, Harris began working with a therapist who informed him of the correlation between cocaine use and panic attacks. He stopped using drugs almost immediately. Shortly thereafter someone introduced him to self-help books written by Eckhart Tolle.
Harris went on a journey, both personally and professionally, as a religion beat reporter, discovering the nuances of different religions while studying Buddhism and its tenets on his own time. He met Dr. Mark Epstein, who initially turned him on …
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