Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe wants to make meditation accessible to everybody: for a happier, healthier you.

Why you should listen

Andy Puddicombe wants you to take a break -- not just from work, but from your own mind, which is so full of anxieties about the world and anxieties about its own anxieties. To help you do that, Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, co-founded Headspace, a project to make meditation more accessible to more people in their everyday lives. Puddicombe also writes prolifically for the Huffington Post and the Guardian, on the benefits of mindful thinking for healthy living.

Andy Puddicombe’s TED talk

Andy Puddicombe on the TED Blog