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I know titles like this are often considered clickbait but that’s not what I am trying to do here. I want to talk a bit about an app that changed my life. Or rather, I should say that using this app on a regular basis has changed how I relate to life and even to myself and others in a way. I am talking about the Headspace app, which is available on the Google Play store and on the Apple store. It’s now also on Netflix. And what better day to write about it than on World Meditation Day?

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I’ve been practicing meditation for at least 20 years now. And when I say “practicing”, I mean that quite literally. Sitting down to meditate may sound easy enough, it’s just sitting and breathing after all. As with many things in life though, appearances can be deceiving. Most of us do those activities very regularly (especially the last one) but we almost never do them with intent. Meditation is actually quite difficult to do effectively. And for people on the autism spectrum, it can prove even more of a challenge. Below I will explain why and give you some of my tips for sitting with autism.

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