Mindfulness is an ancient Buddhist concept dating back 2600 years. It can be defined as the ability to observe thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations in the present moment with an accepting orientation (Spijkerman, et al., 2016, Clinical Psychology Review, vol. 45). A carefully cultivated mindfulness practice can serve as a non-medical remedy to suffering. A recent summary of 142 clinical trials found the most consistent evidence for depression, pain, smoking, and addictions (Goldberg, et al., 2018, Clinical Psychology Review, vol. 59). Developing a mindfulness practice helps to find new ways of coping with physical and emotional obstacles; generate compassion for ourselves and others; greet uncertainty with courage and patience. I live in Victoria (British Columbia) and teach mindfulness-based practices in community, workplace, and geriatric care settings. I also offer bedside visits, interment of ashes, and celebrations of life.