Meditation for fidgety skeptics : a 10% happier how-to book
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New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2017].
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First edition.
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x, 286 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 158.12 HARRIS 2017

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English
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0399588949, 9780399588945

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-276).
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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.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Harris, D., Warren, J., & Adler, C. (2017). Meditation for fidgety skeptics: a 10% happier how-to book (First edition.). Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Harris, Dan, 1971-, Jeff Warren and Carlye, Adler. 2017. Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book. New York: Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Harris, Dan, 1971-, Jeff Warren and Carlye, Adler. Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Harris, Dan, Jeff Warren, and Carlye Adler. Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book First edition., Spiegel & Grau, 2017.

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