Most of us live busy lives. We’re busy at work. Busy with family. Busy juggling our many other commitments. Busy trying to do well, or just to keep up.

With all this busyness, stress and anxiety are lurking — occasionally getting on top of us. Many of us have forgotten how to relax. Some have problems sleeping.

And now the global health crisis of 2020 has upended our world. Uncertainty feeds a growing discomfort.

Mindfulness meditation can help. At the heart of mindfulness is the intention to embrace ourselves and our lives with kindness. We learn to give ourselves some breathing room. And in that space we come to see things more clearly and respond more skilfully.