Clear your mind. As a new meditator, I can attest to how the time I spend reflecting each day helps empower me. To mark Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month, I teamed up with Equinox to host an afternoon of yoga, meditation and brain-powered conversation. Last weekend, I had the honor of hearing Pema Chödrön speak. The Buddhist nun, teacher and author urged us to create a “gap” in our lives. And a new Harvard study proves how regular meditation physically alters our brains in positive ways, providing even more incentive to turn inward.