Meditation is a useful tool to help settle the mind and body. It is something I cannot imagine my day without. As I have often said, "I don't have time in my day not to meditate". For many years I have meditated off and on but lately it is more on than not, and the benefits that I have gained personally from this would be hard to completely describe (although I have). I have recorded some meditations that you might finds useful and you can get to them through Insight Timer, or through my drop box page. Also, a wonderful podcast by a friend, Marijo Pulo has lots of tips and advice on how to develop a meditation practice.
These are links to pages that examine and discuss mindfulness and mindfulness practice.
Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn has taught many people how to mange the stress in their life through mindfulness. This website is dedicated to helping people extablish a mindful practice, complete with links to his published works and CDs.
A great website with lots of practical tips on how to meditate and different styles of meditation.
An article in Shambala about starting a meditation practice with practical advice on how to get started and keep it going.
Designed to help people interested in mindfulness and meditation, but also experiencing aspects of spiritual awakening. Learn practical ways to design your own mindfulness/meditation practice; how to explore and enhance your intuitive talents; learn helpful life skills; and develop a broader understanding of the evolutionary changes going on around us which may be driving your spiritual awakening experiences.
A blogpost from John Halamka about his simplifying his life.
An interesting WikiHow site that helps guide you toward a more simple life
The is a TED talk by Dr Bolte Taylor about the insight she gained during and after her stroke. This insight into the fundamental nature of humanity is profound.
Jon Kabat-Zinn has learned, through science and experience, about mindfulness as a way of life. This is wisdom with immediate relevance to the ordinary and extreme stresses of our time — from economic peril, to parenting, to life in a digital age.