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A Skeptical News Anchor Finds Meditation and Hiking as Spiritual Exercise
May 28, 2015
Summary: Dan Harris used to think meditation was for "bearded swamis, unwashed hippies and fans of John Tesh music." That all changed after he had a panic attack on live TV. And hiker Belden Lane on the spiritual wisdom of wilderness.
Harper Collins
Dan Harris: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics May 28, 2015
When Dan Harris, a correspondent and host at ABC News, mentioned he was thinking of writing a book about meditation, Barbara Walters advised: Don’t quit your day job. He did not quit his job, but he did write about his journey through Buddhist mediation--and his memoir shot to the Number 1 slot on the New York Times best-seller list. If an anxious, ambitious television star who worries about a theoretical receding hair-line can find some relief, the book suggests, maybe you can, too. Guest interviewer Barbara Bradley Hagerty finds out how he did it.

Dan Harris, author of 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Really Works — a True Story
Barbara Bradley Hagerty, former religion correspondent for NPR
 Jonathon Lane
The Spiritual Lessons of the Wilderness May 28, 2015
Miles from the trailhead, swallowed by the forest, the spiritual lessons of the wilderness come alive. After years of long solo hikes in the woods, with nothing more than the pack on his back and a few dog-eared copies of spiritual classics, Belden Lane says he has learned to tame his ego and enter an "interior wildnerness." He spoke to producer Mallory Daily.

Belden Lane, author of Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice