Tara Brach is one of the most influential people in my life right now. I've never met her, but I listen to the pod casts from her website almost daily. Meditation is something that I've always thought I should try to do more of and that I'm sure would be good for me, but I often struggle with just allowing myself time to sit down and be still for a while (unless of course it involves sitting down to work or thoughtfully do something). Listening to her talks (which can be found here) has helped to remind me mostly just to slow down and to enjoy the present moment, as it is all too easy for me to get wrapped up in my worries and what I should be doing. Her talks help me to sit still and pay attention to the beautiful details I am missing in my life. I can think of no one that would not benefit from listening to these pod casts.