"Listen -- are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?"
The practice of mindfulness -- deliberately paying attention to present moment experience with a kind willingness to be with what is -- is a way to come home to yourself. It is receiving increasing scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system and promote a general sense of health and well-being.
Guided Mindfulness Meditation
UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center offers a number of guided meditation audio podcasts.
University of Wisconsin's Integrative Medicine program website hosts a number of audio files of guided meditations and video presentations on mindfulness based topics.
University of California San Diego's Center For Mindfulness offers a variety of guided mindfulness meditation audio files.
Meditation Timer Apps
Mindful Interrupters from mindful.org are short suggestions for taking a refreshing pause. Find them on their website || Sign up on Twitter || Sign up for Emails
Many of us could benefit from practicing compassion toward ourselves. This is different from self pity or self indulgence. If you're curious about self compassion and your relationship to it, you might be interested in this test by Kristin Neff, PhD.