Leo Babauta is an outstanding blogger and writer, whose books I highly recommend. He writes about the practical application of zen and mindfulness in our modern, hyper-connected, super stressful lives. It's a voice a balance in a system that's always demanding more and more. He's one of the people that really sold me on the benefits of meditation (which have been huge for me, in both my personal and professional life). Here's a couple of his posts that I loved:
Anyways, I highly recommend you check his shit out.
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