8 % Happier with James Wogan, MFT, LCSW

When I first heard Dan Harris, he was on podcast with Sam Harris and I thought, “he stole my idea. “ I have used percentages and scale of 1-10 as a therapist since I lived in Tokyo, Japan. I said “8 % happier… “What percent is on you? (ownership question). “On a scale of 1-10, how angry are you?” and things like that for years.

Here was Dan Harris, the f’n host of Good Morning America Weekend Edition (fcol), using the title “10% Happier.” Oh hell no, he’s taking my idea. No wait, we haven’t met…. or had we? (suspicious face hmmmmm)?. I started going over a list of my famous friends (that was quick), the famous people I’ve seen as a therapist (that was quicker), then the parties at the US Embassy, Canadian Consulate, and other high falootin’ places I’ve been over the years. Nope. Nada. We never met. So I concluded, “great minds think alike.” Oh wait, except, the approaches I use in therapy I’ve mostly learned from children and teenagers in schools, patients at Kaiser, rehab, and from my private practice, and um, they don’t actually include meditation. Go figure.

とにかく izureni shitemo (in any case), check out this video by Dan Harris, learn how to meditate in 5 minutes.

Title IX Consent Cards (reproducible)

Title IX Consent Cards; distributed at High School Wellness Centers, and interactive workshops such as “Green Dot,” designed to prevent sexual assault and harassment.


Not pressured or rushed

Can be withdrawn at any time


expressed clearly 


No confusion

NO always means NO. 

Only YES means YES 


Consent before and during sexual encounter


Discussed more than once. Confirmed at each level of sexual activity

Confirmed again on different days 


All parties are fully informed.  Not impaired by alcohol or drugs.  Not pressured or rushed 


Consent is not assumed from clothing, social media, dancing, or body language 

Sex without consent is a felony (rape). 


Talking openly with each other about consent and sexuality is healthy.  

Mutual consent increases intimacy.  

It’s okay to be unsure, or change your mind. 

Sometimes talking about consent leads teenagers to delay having sex. 

Amid rapidly changing technology and the ever-changing new normal, Title IX, equity, and civil rights call out. Kids know youth culture what it’s like to be a teenager rn. We learn the most from the young people we serve.

Photo credit: Image posted for public to see at Alameda County Office of Education. Srry, I don’t (yet) know the artist’s name.

Parenting during pandemic podcast

James Wogan – “8% happier” back from Tokyo, Japan.

From Dan Harris – Ten percent happier, check out this podcast on Spotify (link below)

We’re in the middle of one of the greatest tests for parents in modern memory. Tens of millions of us, cooped up in our homes with our kids, as a consequence of the coronavirus. Susan Kaiser Greenland can help. She’s a former corporate attorney who transformed herself into one of the world’s leading experts in meditation for kids, teens and parents. In this episode, she delivers tons of practical tips for formal and informal meditation practices — for all age groups. She also talks about practices that can help parents not turn on one another in this excruciatingly stressful time.
Website: https://www.susankaisergreenland.com/
Previous episode with Susan Kaiser Greenland & Annaka Harris, episode #121 Teaching Mindfulness to Kids: https://radiopublic.com/ten-percent-happier-with-dan-harr-WwE9m8/s1!e8765
Other Resources:

Here’s a link to podcast. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6I8YNBwgtDluM1vpux2RUj?si=Bf_CoDhHRKGSlW69_hfc3Q

Ten Percent Happier Live:
We’ll be streaming live on YouTube at 3PM ET every weekday. If you miss us live, you can catch the episode here at http://www.tenpercent.com/live or on the Ten Percent Happier app.
Email address for health care workers who want free access to the app: care@tenpercent.com
Full Show Notes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/susan-kaiser-greenland-231