Technology has given us wonders, and it has also made it difficult to disconnect. Our eyes are glued to screens of varying sizes from the moment we wake up until we go to bed. In the fast-paced, modern world, technology isn't just an addiction, it's become a necessity as our careers now require us to always be available online. That's why a moment's rest in the form of daily meditation can be a treat for our brains, and is proven to boost energy and help with focus.
Meditation also makes us more resilient to stress, as author and ABC anchor Dan Harris discovered. As a co-anchor for "Nightline" and the weekend editions of "Good Morning America," Harris seemed to flourish in the high-pressure world of television newsrooms. But inside, he was hiding a secret. And a panic attack on live TV, in front of millions of viewers, forced him to confront how he used recreational drugs to cope with stress.
Now Harris is an outspoken advocate for meditation, after exploring the science of how it shapes the brain. In his new compelling and highly personal book, 10% Happier, he shares his story, as well as the philosophies and science that support the many benefits of meditation.