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I'm Julian Varah-Sikes, and I'm a meditator. I am also president of the Agoura High School Mindfulness Meditation Society. I haven't been meditating for long, but I went to a mindfulness retreat over the summer for five days, meditating 6 hours a day, and I have been continuing my practice ever since. In my somewhat brief experience, I've found that meditation can help in just about every aspect of life, from going to sleep to enjoying your food more. At any rate, meditation has certainly improved my quality of life, and I encourage everyone to try it with an open mind.
TEDxYouth@Conejo is organized by students for students. Thinkers and innovators, both young in age and in spirit are invited to share their experiences, exchange ideas and inspire the next generation of student leaders. The theme of TEDxYouth@Conejo 2011 was "We Have a Voice."
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx