Neil Tambe

I'm a Detroiter who happens to enjoy writing, national parks, orange juice, the performing arts, and fanciful socks. More than anything though, I aspire to be a good husband, father, and citizen.

Do you meditate? I’m becoming a true believer.

In a very short time, meditation has significantly improved my life. As you may have read, the past few years of my life have felt dark. I was lucky Robyn thought of and let me start using her Glo subscription so that I could take app-based meditation classes. 

Now my mind is clearer, I sleep better, and my anxious and depressive tendencies are slowly moderating. I’ve been more responsive and attentive with my family. I even have better digestion.

I was only slightly surprised to find there’s a growing body of research that validates the benefits of meditation I’ve been feeling myself. In the social sciences we often say there’s no “silver bullet”, but meditation is as close to one as I’ve ever found.

My interest in meditation actually started as a job-related pursuit - I’ve been contemplating whether meditation could be an antidote to gun violence. If a community meditated at scale, and had less overall stress, would it reduce shootings? I think it might.

But I want to learn more about meditation and meet more folks first. Do you have a meditation story? Do you know folks who are true believers in meditation? What do you think about meditation?