At Wildmind we're committed to bringing practical information on meditation to anyone who has internet access. We realize that not everyone is able to get to a face-to-face meditation class (although if that's possible we recommend that you make the effort) and we want the benefits of meditation to be available to all.
If you don't already have a meditation practice (and perhaps even if you do) we suggest starting with our posture workshop, which takes you step-by-step through the process of setting up a meditation posture that will allow you to be both alert and relaxed.
The development of lovingkindness (metta bhavana) works directly on our emotional habits, helping us to become more emotionally positive. You'll learn to be kinder to yourself: more patient, more understanding. You'll find that you're more considerate to others and that it's easier to forgive. You may even find (as others have) that others around you mysteriously become easier to be around. Hmmm.. wonder why that is?