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Ofosu and Leah reflect on their first year of recording the podcast. They discuss their favorite moments and guests from the show, and share what's next for Well Balanced. ▶️ You can watch the latest episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/9QPOCTe4nEQ 📣 Leave Ofosu and Leah a voice message: https://sayhi.chat/wellbalanced Other episodes mentioned by Leah, Ofosu, and listeners:  Working through Anger with Tara Brach - https://youtu.be/9tMt5utDZvs Turning Poison into Medicine with Tara Brach - https://youtu.be/hRwvu3P5ukk How to Tap into Your Inner Comedian - https://link.chtbl.com/innercomedian How to Rhyme Your Way to Self-Compassion - https://link.chtbl.com/howtorhyme 🎧 What's in this episode:  (00:00) One listener shares what the show means to them  (01:27) Musings on meditation's versatility  (02:07) Another listener shares what the show means to them  (03:53) Ofosu quotes Maya Angelou  (04:14) Leah's favorite moment from the show  (07:02) Ofosu's favorite moments from the show  (08:27) Ofosu's bonding with a guest over The Office  (09:56) Leah's connection to Fleetwood Mac  (10:39) Leah and Ofosu want to hear from you! 🧘 About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by Ofosu and Leah, Balance’s Co-Heads of Meditation. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 4 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store:https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
Many of us are quick to notice the good qualities in our family and friends, but acknowledging what we like about ourselves might not come as naturally. Ofosu and Leah discuss why, and how positive affirmations can be a tool to help improve your self-esteem. They also share their tips for turning self-kindness into an everyday habit. ▶️ You can watch the latest episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/ywYhg003ago 📚 More about Ofosu's new book: "Love Your Amazing Self" is a daily dose of self-kindness. It encourages kids to practice mindfulness and self-empowerment with lyrical verses that can be spoken, recited, or sung aloud. You can order it here: https://tinyurl.com/mt4dhbde 🎧 More of what's in this episode: (00:00) Ofosu and Leah compliment each other and themselves (02:00) How to improve your self-esteem (03:50) The practice of self-kindness (05:50) Why our thoughts become our beliefs (06:40) A recording of Ofosu's kids complimenting each other and themselves (12:00) Examples of how Ofosu and Leah use positive affirmations in their own lives 🧘 About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by Ofosu and Leah, Balance’s Co-Heads of Meditation. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3.5 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
Leah and Ofosu reflect on some big leaps of faith they've taken, from quitting their jobs to pursue their passions to having another child. They share their advice to help you take your own leap of faith, including the questions you should ask yourself before diving into the unknown. ▶️ You can watch the latest episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/VaOsV-fcXeA 🧘 About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by Ofosu and Leah, Balance’s Co-Heads of Meditation. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3.5 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
You can choose your friends, but can you choose your family? Ofosu and Leah think so. They discuss their experiences choosing friends that have become family, the challenges of forming and maintaining these close bonds, and why it's important for your overall well-being. This discussion comes just in time for the US Thanksgiving—and Friendsgiving—celebrations. But its message extends far beyond that, too, providing benefit for all who listen at any time. We want to hear from you to help us celebrate one year of Well Balanced! Go to https://sayhi.chat/wellbalanced to send us a voice memo describing your favorite moment from the podcast or what it's meant to you this past year. ▶️ You can watch the latest episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/e19sWZx-GRE 🧘 About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by Ofosu and Leah, Balance’s Co-Heads of Meditation. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3.5 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
Ofosu talks with Leah about the lessons he learned leading a mindfulness workshop with a group of formerly incarcerated persons. They discuss his biggest takeaway from the experience—that meditation should be a safe and adaptable life tool—and share tips to help you embrace meditating in your own unique way. You can watch the latest episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/rATK-JtVdpA We want to hear from you to help us celebrate one year of Well Balanced! Go to https://sayhi.chat/wellbalanced to send us a voice memo describing your favorite moment from the podcast or what it's meant to you this past year. Further reading: 🔬 2016 study on trauma-informed mindfulness-based stress reduction for survivors of interpersonal violence 👩‍🔬 2021 study on mindfulness-based, trauma-informed program with veterans 📚 David Treleavan, expert in trauma-sensitive mindfulness 🧘 About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by Ofosu and Leah, Balance’s Co-Heads of Meditation. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3.5 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
Fear and anxiety can be unlikely allies, according to Tara Brach, a psychologist and leading mindfulness meditation teacher. Ofosu and Leah talk with her about how to get to the root of these difficult emotions and discover tools to come out on the other side with a sense of clarity and a desire to live more fully. You can watch the latest episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/hRwvu3P5ukk  More about Tara: Tara Brach is a psychologist, meditation teacher, and the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. She’s the bestselling author of several books, including “Radical Acceptance,” “Radical Compassion,” and “Trusting the Gold.” You can learn more about Tara’s work on her website — https://www.tarabrach.com/ About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by Ofosu and Leah, Balance’s Co-Heads of Meditation. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3.5 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
In celebration of Halloween, Ofosu and Leah discuss the origins of the holiday and how it can be an opportunity to acknowledge what you're afraid of. They also open up about how they're facing their own fears and share practical tips for the next time your thoughts come trick-or-treating. You can watch the episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/q2yYv-zxIV4  About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by Ofosu and Leah, Balance’s Co-Heads of Meditation. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3.5 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
What does it mean to be close to someone? Ofosu and Leah talk with neuroscientist Alie Caldwell to answer this question and learn how our close relationships actually change our brain chemistry. They also discuss how we can use this knowledge to help strengthen our relationships and navigate conflicts. You can watch the latest episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/ooprTTa5cL4 More about Alie: Alie Caldwell, PhD, is a neuroscientist, the Resident Neuroscience Expert for the award-winning brain training app Elevate (www.elevateapp.com), and the co-creator of Neurotransmissions, a successful YouTube channel. You can learn more about her work here — https://www.youtube.com/user/neurotransmissions — and order her book here: https://www.neurotransmissions.science/our-book/ About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by Ofosu and Leah, Balance’s Co-Heads of Meditation. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3.5 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
Ofosu and Leah answer their most commonly asked question—How do you empty your mind while meditating?—and share the things they do when they're experiencing an active mind during meditation. They also discuss where this idea of emptiness originated, why it isn't always conducive to today's lifestyle, and how to embrace the thoughts that come our way while meditating. You can watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/mKeMHqSuhis  About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by Ofosu and Leah, Balance’s Co-Heads of Meditation. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3.5 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store:
In celebration of World Mental Health Day, Ofosu and Leah talk with Miwa Yasui, PhD, a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago’s Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, about her research into how people’s backgrounds and geographical locations affect their perception and treatment of mental health. She also discusses how we can support others' mental health journeys—even when our cultures differ. TW: This episode mentions genocide. You can watch the latest episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/svQaKyUleYk  More about Miwa:  Miwa Yasui, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago’s Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice and a clinical psychologist. Her treatment model—culturally infused engagement—explores how culture influences how people think about mental health. You can learn more about Miwa's work here: https://crownschool.uchicago.edu/crownscholars/m-yasui About Balance:  Well Balanced is co-hosted by Ofosu and Leah, Balance’s Co-Heads of Meditation. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3.5 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
You don’t want to put off listening to this episode. Ofosu and Leah talk with Micah Caldwell, a clinical therapist, the Resident Psychology Expert for the award-winning brain training app Elevate (www.elevateapp.com), and a self-proclaimed procrastinator. He shares a few theories on why we procrastinate, why it shouldn’t be confused with laziness, and the tips he’s learned from his own struggle with procrastination.You can watch the latest episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/NrSWZuOtSm0More about Micah: Micah Caldwell is a clinical therapist, the Resident Psychology Expert for the award-winning brain training app Elevate, and the co-creator of Neurotransmissions, a successful YouTube channel. You can learn more about his work here: https://www.youtube.com/user/neurotransmissionsAbout Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by Ofosu and Leah, Balance’s Co-Heads of Meditation. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3.5 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store:https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
Even meditation coaches get angry from time to time. Ofosu and Leah work through some things that make them angry with Tara Brach, a psychologist and leading mindfulness meditation teacher. They discuss RAIN, a technique that can help you respond—not react—when you're experiencing strong emotions like anger.More about Tara:Tara Brach is a psychologist, meditation teacher, and the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. She’s the bestselling author of several books, including “Radical Acceptance,” “Radical Compassion,” and “Trusting the Gold.” You can learn more about Tara’s work on her website — https://www.tarabrach.com/About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by Ofosu and Leah, Balance’s Co-Heads of Meditation. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3.5 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
Ofosu and Leah talk with sleep specialist and Director of YogaUSC Sara Ivanhoe about how to have a healthier night’s sleep. She shares the impact sleep has on our bodies, the neuroscience behind how sleep works, and learnings from her own struggle with sleep.You can watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/KIL9OR13j8wMore about Sara: Sara Ivanhoe is the Director of YogaUSC, the Yoga and Meditation Content Curator for Glo, and the teacher of a class called “Sleep” for the MindfulUSC program. You can learn more about Sara on her website — https://www.saraivanhoe.com/About Balance:Well Balanced is co-hosted by Ofosu and Leah, Balance’s Co-Heads of Meditation. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3.5 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store:https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
Does your image matter?

Does your image matter?

2022-09-1219:431

You can watch this episode on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/BU7OCDKJ-YE As Ofosu and Leah make their debut as YouTubers, they reflect on the vulnerability of sharing images of their lives with friends, neighbors, and the public. They also explore how shaping that image—whether it's how we maintain our homes, what we wear, or what we post on social media—can both help and harm us. About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by Ofosu and Leah, Balance’s Co-Heads of Meditation. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
Ofosu and Leah talk with meditator and martial artist Hakim Tafari about how he finds mindfulness outside of meditation—even when he's brushing his teeth. They discuss practical tips for becoming more mindful in situations where it can be difficult, and how mindfulness can feel like seeing life in 4K. More about Hakim: Hakim Tafari is a runner, meditator, martial artist, yogi, and musician. Hakim brings mindfulness to everything he does—especially exercise. You can follow him on Instagram @hakstao https://www.instagram.com/hakstao/  About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by the expert meditation coaches of Balance. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
To wrap up National Wellness Month, Leah reflects on the benefits of each week's challenge with Amy Tran, a Ph.D candidate in clinical psychology. They also discuss why these small, everyday behaviors make a big impact on our mental health, and from a neurological perspective, how we can start to effectively incorporate more positive habits into our lives. More about Amy: Amy Tran is a Ph.D candidate in clinical psychology, artist, and author. Her first book, “This Book is a Safe Space,” releases soon. Join the waitlist to get notified when it’s available for pre-order — https://marvelous-composer-6841.ck.page/9eca508909 — and follow her on Instagram @doodledwellness About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by the expert meditation coaches of Balance. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
In continued celebration of National Wellness Month, Ofosu and Leah (and some special guests) want to help you make wellness a priority in your life. So each week in August, they’ll announce a new wellness challenge for you to try with them. This week, Ofosu and Leah talk with Josiah Frazier, also known as "Guy with the Hair" on social media, about his struggles with mental health, the creative way he practices self-compassion, and the fourth Wellness Month challenge. Plus, hear Ofosu and Leah give it a try on the spot! Tune in next Monday to hear more about how the challenge went for them, and don’t forget to share your experience, too. You can email a voice memo to wellbalanced@balanceapp.com. Or you can participate when prompted on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok, or you can even tag @balance on a post on your personal account. The more you participate, the more you increase your chances to be featured in next week's episode! More about Josiah: Josiah Frazier is a TikTok and Instagram creator, known best for his daily song posts. You can learn more about him at https://guywiththehairofficial.com/ About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by the expert meditation coaches of Balance. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
In continued celebration of National Wellness Month, Ofosu and Leah (and some special guests) want to help you make wellness a priority in your life. So each week in August, they’ll announce a new wellness challenge for you to try with them. This week, Ofosu and Leah talk with productivity expert Jessica Holsman about how to set healthy boundaries with your phone and social media. They also discuss how following a tech-free morning routine can help reduce stress and boost productivity, and they reveal the third Wellness Month challenge. Tune in next Monday to hear how the challenge went for them, and don’t forget to share your experience, too. You can email a voice memo to wellbalanced@balanceapp.com . Or you can participate when prompted on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok, or you can even tag @balance on a post on your personal account. The more you participate, the more you increase your chances to be featured in next week's episode! More about Jessica: Jessica Holsman is a best-selling author, content creator, entrepreneur, and speaker, specializing in helping people maximize their productivity and enhance their well-being. You can learn more on her website — www.studywithjess.com  — and you can order her new book here: https://amzn.to/3PK25hD About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by the expert meditation coaches of Balance. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/h3qp/icji
In continued celebration of National Wellness Month, Ofosu and Leah (and some special guests) want to help you make wellness a priority in your life. So each week in August, they’ll announce a new wellness challenge for you to try with them. This week, Ofosu and Leah talk with money expert Danetha Doe about how to set financial priorities and goals with a positive mindset—and without overwhelm. They also reveal the second Wellness Month challenge. Tune in next Monday to hear how the challenge went for them, and don’t forget to share your experience, too. You can email a voice memo to wellbalanced@balanceapp.com. Or you can participate when prompted on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok, or you can even tag @balance on a post on your personal account. The more you participate, the more you increase your chances to be featured in next week's episode! More about Danetha: Danetha Doe is an economist, award-winning TV host, and the creator of Money & Mimosas. Her mission is to have deeper conversations about money, and she believes it is possible to build wealth in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Find her Money Date Checklist here: https://www.moneyandmimosas.com/moneydate And you can learn more about her work on her website — https://danethadoe.com/  — or her blog — https://www.moneyandmimosas.com/About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by the expert meditation coaches of Balance. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store.
In celebration of National Wellness Month, Ofosu and Leah (and some special guests) want to help you make wellness a priority in your life. So each week in August, they’ll announce a new wellness challenge for you to try with them.This week, Ofosu and Leah discuss the impact listening to music—and dancing to it—can have on your mood and reveal the first Wellness Month challenge. Tune in next Monday to hear how the challenge went for them, and don’t forget to share your experience, too. You can email a voice memo to wellbalanced@balanceapp.com. Or you can participate when prompted on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok, or you can even tag @balance on a post on your personal account. The more you participate, the more you increase your chances to be featured in next week's episode!About Balance:Well Balanced is co-hosted by the expert meditation coaches of Balance. Balance is a highly personalized meditation and sleep app that's been named Google's App of the Year and Apple's App of the Day. Completely free for the entire first year, Balance is helping 3 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Unlock your free year of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store.
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