On The VigorTip Mind Podcast every Monday, Amy Morin, the editor-in-chief of LCSW, interviews writers, experts, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, and other inspiring people to learn how to help them think and feel And the best strategy in life.
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Meet Dan Harris
Dan Harris is the co-anchor of the weekend edition of Good Morning America and a reporter for ABC News. Prior to this, he was the anchor of the Sunday editions of “World News” and “Nightline”.
Harris reports from all over the world, covering the wars in Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine and Iraq, and produces investigation reports in Haiti, Cambodia and Congo. In 2009, he won an Emmy Award for his “Nightline” report on child trafficking, “How to Buy a Child in Ten Hours”.
Why Dan Harris is strong
In 2004, Dan had a panic attack while reading live news. He felt unable to breathe. As a result, he could not complete the part. Fortunately, the panic attack sounded the alarm and inspired him to seek professional help for his anxiety and depression. One of the many things that improved his mental health is meditation.
Dan now uses his platform to teach others what he has learned about mental health and meditation. He wrote “10% Happier”, which was ranked No. 1 in the New York Times bestseller, and then launched the 10% Happier podcast. He even created an app called “Ten Times Happiness” to encourage others to pay attention to their mental health.
What will you hear in the show
- How does a panic attack feel
- Why meditation helps relieve anxiety
- How meditation actually changes your brain (and what the brain scan shows)
- The four life-changing benefits Dan gets from meditation
- How to start meditation
- Some of the biggest misconceptions about meditation
- How to overcome the three most common excuses for not meditating
What will you learn about happiness and spiritual power
If you are struggling with something in your life and don’t know what to do to make yourself feel better, or you have been trying to make yourself feel better by taking drugs or alcohol, it will be difficult for you to stop on your own . You may fall into a vicious circle that is difficult to break.
Talk to a mental health professional who can help you break the cycle of unhealthy. A doctor or mental health professional may recommend treatment, medication, or a combination of the two. But the sooner you ask for help, the sooner you can start getting your life back on track, so that you will feel better.
You may also find it helpful to share your mental health experience with others. When your story motivates others to ask for help, or when you let them know that they are not alone in struggling, you may feel empowered.
Dan’s famous words
The mind can be trained. We will not be constrained by characteristics and qualities that we do not like.
— Dan Harris
- “You can use pressure to turn it into something that empowers, instead of what I do, treat it as something that makes me feel ashamed.”
- “The whole goal of meditation is not to defeat or eliminate any distractions. Pay attention when you are distracted and start again and again.”
- “If we broadcast aloud what is happening in our minds, we will be locked up. Seeing the inconsistent fact of human existence is that your inner dialogue is out of control. It is incredibly liberating.”
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