A friend of mine recently asked me to recommend a therapist so I happily obliged. A few weeks before the therapist request, this same friend had also asked for a book recommendation and I suggested “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story” by Dan Harris. I had no problem telling her it was on the list of books to read in the very near future and I’d love to hear what she had to say if she read it. She read it, she liked it a lot and then chuckled about how Dan Harris was meditating. When she then asked for the therapist recommendation she followed up with, “does this person meditate too? It is a conspiracy?” Well, perhaps! Here’s a short list of folks who have publicly acknowledged their daily practice of meditation. I have to ask you, if it works for them and they are so successful, what would make you think it wouldn’t help you?

Robert Stiller, CEO of Green Mountain Coffee

Russell Simmons, Co-Founder, Def Jam Records; Founder of GlobalGrind.com

Anderson Cooper, CNN Anchor and Correspondent for 60 Minutes

Katy Perry, Musician

Ray Dalio, Founder & Co-CIO, Bridgewater Associates USA (a $15 billion hedge fund  he founded)

Hugh Jackman, Actor

Clint Eastwood, Actor/Director

Steve Jobs, Founder of Apple

Bill Ford, Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company

Padmasree Warrior, CTO, Cisco Systems

Sanjay Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN and Board Certified Neurosurgeon

George Stephanopoulos, former White House Communications Director, News Anchor