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Ep. 182: Meditation is not just for Buddhists and hippies, and it can help you too

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Recently, more business executives have begun to utilize meditation and mindfulness within the workplace. Some larger companies and corporations have even brought employees on retreats, paid instructors to come in and teach the basics, and set aside time in the weekly work schedule for folks to meditate. Sharon Salzberg knows all about this, hear more on The Nice Guys today.

Here are some of the questions we answer on the show today:

Does meditation work for everyone?

The term meditation used to be synonymous with Buddhism and religion in my mind, has that changed or is it just the perception has changed?

There are all kinds of meditation, mindfulness, lovingkindness, body scan, mantra, so many. As a newbie, how should we choose which is right for us?

Can 10 minutes of meditation a day really change your life?

Corporate america is really catching on, can you give a couple examples of what companies are doing to and why do they see the benefit to meditation in the workplace?

How can meditation help with your daily routine...things like focus and discipline?

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Ep. 101: Want to be 10 % happier? Self Help Expert Ben Rubin can tell you how

If you caught our interview with Dan Harris (Ep. 92) you've heard how much good meditation can do for you. Ben Rubin is his business partner, hear more on The Nice Guys today.

Meditation is not just for hippies, yogis and Buddhists anymore. Many scientific studies have shown that it can help you stop smoking, get in shape, get focused, reduce stress, and so much more. Doug uses it, so check it out! Here's more that we learned about Ben:

-He has launched 8 self-improvement apps with world-class experts

-Partnered with NBC News Anchor Dan Harris & Joseph Goldstein to launch10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

Here are just a few ways that meditation can help you in your everyday life:

-Personal optimization (sleep, productivity, meditation, etc.)

-Culture building at startups

-Using coaching/customer-service as a UVP for a behavior change product

All the benefits of meditation, without any of the baloney. Meditation for the fidgety skeptic. Check it out at

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Ep. 92: New York Times #1 Best-selling author and Emmy Award winning ABC News anchor Dan Harris

Find out how you can succeed and live mindfully without losing your edge, learn how from Dan Harris on The Nice Guys Podcast today

ABC News anchor Dan Harris has found a way to be happier, calmer and—according to his wife, at least—nicer in the midst of one of the most competitive careers on earth. And if it can work for someone as fidgety, skeptical and stress-prone as him, it can probably work for you, too. It’s a far cry from the heal-your-life, solve-all-your-problems over-promising of self-help. What Dan stumbled upon is practical, doable, and scientifically researched. Dan tells this story as only a reporter can: through deep research, tough questions, and a healthy dose of humor.

Here's more to know about Dan:     

 - Author of the New York Times bestselling book 10% Happier

Co-creator of the 10% Happier App     

- Through a disgraced evangelical pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a fateful gift from his wife, Harris discovered meditation     

- He got ABC News anchors Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts to start meditating     

And what we learned talking to him:     

The "Voice in your head" does not mean you need to seek professional help     

- He's not a tree-hugging, yoga-loving, hippie, kind of guy, but he found that meditation does work     

-Meditation can help lower your blood pressure, boost your immune system and even re-wire parts of your brain     

- His book "10% HAPPIER: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works" is one man’s accidental quest to boost his happiness quotient without losing his professional drive     

- His "10% Happier" app is for people who are allergic to New Age-y nonsense. Check out the link below     

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