Jon Kabat-Zinn the father of western mindfulness training, defines mindfulness as “the awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment non-judgmentally.” When faced with change and uncertainty, we can only come back to ourselves. We need a safe haven within to feel grounded and contained when life continues to challenge all our inner resources. Mindfulness is a practical skill anyone can learn that allows us to gain perspective, to step back from the intensity of our feelings and to see what is really going on. With this perspective, we can act with more wisdom and clarity in order to live the lives we want to. We can enjoy our lives more fully when we are truly present and discard the layers of stress we add through trying to control the uncontrollable. Mindfulness is a secular skill suitable for those of all religious and spiritual beliefs. I have taught MBSR and adapted mindfulness programs in a range of contexts and am passionate about sharing this skill for the benefit of others. I teach the internationally recognized group mindfulness programs of Mindfulness Based stress reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive therapy (MBCT).