How can you bring calm and peace to the middle of a stressful, chaotic day? The answer is simple, though not always so easy to put into practice: learn to be present. The idea of being mindful — being present, being more conscious of life as it happens — seems a bit impossible to many of the super busy. But not only is it possible, I’d submit that it’s desirable, and that it’ll help the busy (and non-busy) achieve their goals and enjoy life more fully. In recent decades, modern science has dramatically confirmed what advanced meditators have long claimed—that mindfulness meditation, correctly practiced, offers deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning and emotional health, as well as for physical health and well-being.