Daniel Klein collected short quotes in a notebook during his twenties and thirties and reflects on these “pithies”, as he labeled them, in his most recent book Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It.
Resistance is what keeps us from doing what we’re called to do. The more resistance you feel toward something the greater likelihood you should be doing that very thing. Endeavors most susceptible to resistance are often artistic and athletic pursuits.
Dan Harris, ABC News Anchor, suffered a panic attack live on Good Morning America in 2004. 10% Happier is Dan’s memoir documenting the circumstances that led up to his attack, and the pursuit for answers that followed.
In 2009, Jane McGonigal hit her head and got a concussion. The concussion left her struggling to read, write, or focus on any task for more than a few minutes without getting headaches and nausea. She suffered from anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts as a result.