Use mindfulness to investigate the way things are – be aware of your thoughts, your emotions. PJon Kabat-Zinn is professor of Medicine Emeritus and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

He teaches mindfulness meditation as a technique to help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain and illness. Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever you go there you are, says that Inside the despair lies beauty. Life is right now – be mindful of it…