10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works
originally posted January 20, 2016|last updated January 20, 2016
In 100 Words or Less: Meditation is simply exercise for your brain; proven and powerful. Setting aside the cultural and religious trappings, a growing body of scientific research demonstrates that mindfulness meditation helps you to become less reactive, reduce stress and to live more fully in the present moment. This moment, here and now, is the only one you ever really possess; we must live in it, without being carried away by our "monkey mind" into the past or future. Meditation won't solve your problems, but it will, in the words of the author, make you "10% happier".