I am in my mid thirties and I have practised mindfulness regularly for 5 years. I have been an accredited mindfulness teacher for 2 years. I have an MSc in Studies in Mindfulness through the University of Aberdeen, and I have trained in mindfulness-related modalities through the Mindfulness Association, Breathworks, The Institute of Consciousness Studies, the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, and the Mindfulness in Schools Project. My journey to mindfulness came about due to living with a rare, poorly understood and progressive health condition. Whilst able to work, I worked for 8 years as a Mentor with 16-19 year old students. Currently I am also studying for a diploma in life coaching. My first degree was studying Mathematical Science at Oxford University.