Gwyneth Paltrow


A great role model for new meditators is superstar actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Despite her acting roles in many blockbuster movies (including the Iron Man series, Emma, and Shakespeare In Love), Paltrow is relatively inexperienced when it comes to meditation. In 2010, she remarked, “My New Year’s resolution is to learn how to meditate. It’s always sounded like something I should do, but I don’t know how to. My friends who do it say it’s really freakin’ brilliant. They say you can’t know the peace/awareness/contentment until you do it. My brain drives me mental. I am going to start. Tomorrow.”Gwyneth’s story goes to show that you can start meditating even if you have never tried it before—and it can help with the stress of even the most fast-paced jobs.