I just watched a really good video about meditation by Jewel. I'm much more of a reader than a watcher, so it took a lot for me to commit to the 8-minute video, but I was happy I did, and so I wanted to share it. I've blogged about meditation before, specifically recommending the app Headspace, but some people may have a fear of commitment to apps the same way I have for videos. You never know what will resonate with you.
You might think, "What does a pop singer have to teach me about mindfulness?", but if you watch the video you'll see she has a practical soulfulness about her. She relates some of her emotional trauma and how meditation gave her the ability to step towards her problems rather than running away from them. She gives a couple of simple techniques to get started. Give it a listen. It's 8 minutes well spent.