When was the last time you did nothing – no phone, no texting, no web surfing, no reading – for 10 minutes? Do you think you could do it now? Those are the questions posed by Andy Puddicombe in his 2012 Ted Talk, in which he discusses mindfulness, meditation, and the stories we tell ourselves. Oh, and he illustrates by juggling. Can’t forget the juggling!

Andy Puddicombe is a former Buddhist monk, the Voice of Headspace, and a widely-recognized expert on mindfulness. His recent book The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness offers simple but powerful meditation techniques that positively impact every area of physical and mental health: from productivity and focus, to stress and anxiety relief, sleep, weight-loss, personal relationships…the benefits are limitless.