From the original article:
Co-authored by Nieri Avanessian
I was a teenager when I was first introduced to the concept of meditation. At the time, as a typical teenager, I really didn’t get it, didn’t practice it much. Sports, school and friends took up most of my time and thoughts. But about 10 years ago I took meditation up in earnest, I am now a daily practitioner of transcendental meditation. Despite my hectic schedule, I always manage to carve out at least one 20 minute session each day, though twice a day is preferable. I have experienced so many benefits since making it a part of my daily routine. Meditation really helps me focus better, I’m calmer, my memory has improved, and so has my personal sense of inner peace and motivation.