The be calm in the title is merely because it has to have 15 characters apparently (I have no idea why, I may meditate on this matter).
I “found” meditation after having an inner ear issue a few years back, that lead to some rather trippy experiences that often ended in panic attacks. Boy that was fun. I signed up for a trial on Headspace and never looked back, though with a new baby I find my seven days a week 115 minute session reduced to weekdays as I can get into work a bit early and do it then.
I also dabble in the Meditation Studio for some one-off hits, and listen to the Audio Dharma podcasts (I learn some stuff but also the voice of Gil Fronsdal is super calming).
After listening to Dan Rykart over at GB I got his book, and also the Dan Harris one (which I really enjoyed but could’t get on with his podcast or the app stuff for some reason). I have also read some books on the art of Zen but I can’t for a minute pretend to practice half of what I have read.
My wife tried it, didn’t get on with it generally but did use it in a way during childbirth.
Enough about me, what about you?