#1 – Former Buddhist nun Diana Winston is the director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA Mindful Awareness Center, and the author of several books on mindfulness and meditation. With more than 20 years in the study and practice of mindfulness, Diana explains how routinely taking the time to be in the moment can have a profound impact on our everyday lives and relationships. I have followed Diana for a number of years … and you can enjoy many of her guided meditations on the UCLA website.

#2 – Andy Puddicombe, is a former Buddhist monk and co-founder of Headspace, a project to make meditation more accessible to more people in their everyday lives. In this TED talk, Andy describes the transformative power of Mindfulness: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment.