This presentation was part 6 of a 7 part series given at Marin Center for Independent Living in 2013. It describes how and why mindfulness practice has the power to improve health and well-being. Mindfulness practice allows us to live fully in the moment, which allows us to liberate ourselves from rumination and anxiety. Former molecular biologist turned monk, Matthieu Ricard is considered to be the happiest person alive because he is able to actually go through the entire day, mindfully seeing thoughts as thoughts without getting caught up in them.