Sports psychology consultant,  George Mumford( @gtmumford) struggled with heroin addiction in his twenties, but went on to become a nationally recognized teacher of mindfulness mediation. Mumford has worked with prison inmates and NBA legends like Michael Jordan.

He outlines his approach in  'The Mindful Athlete,' which drops references to Greek mythology, Carlos Castaneda, and the classic TV series Kung Fu. 

Mumford says mindfulness most resonates with, "people who are curious or who are committed to excellence or people in a lot of pain."