“Sleep More. Stress Less. Live Better.”
Calm asked me to create a course for their 4 million subscribers. It was the ultimate challenge: what are the most helpful meditation practices and ideas that I can usefully communicate in thirty 10-minute segments? The course that emerged – “How to Meditate” – was fun to write and record and has received many positive reviews. I now write Calm’s “Daily Trip” meditations – short practices that attempt to communicate the exploratory joy and pleasure of meditation, along with some of its insights and challenges. Calm have been terrific to work with – they give me carte blanche to write what I want, and are endlessly supportive of my more unusual ideas. I also get to be part of a team – thank you to Rose and Lilli, my brilliant editors and friends. Much goodness on this app, from sleep stories to musical journeys to Tamara Levitt’s wildly popular “Daily Calm.” Here is a 40% off discount code.
Ten Percent Happier
“Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics”
Dan Harris and I became friends some years ago, before his book, Ten Percent Happier, became a mammoth bestseller. That book helped make meditation accessible to a huge number of people, and now his podcast and app are doing the same. The app is excellent –it combines smart video explainers with guided meditations from some of the best teachers on the planet. TPH has a very practical and applied focus: meditation for the world we live in. Dan, Carlye and I published a fun book about this, called Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. TPH share a chunk of their revenue with the nonprofit Insight Meditation Society. They also offer users unlimited access to experienced meditation coaches, who can answer questions and give people feedback on their practice. This is hugely valuable for new meditators! Here’s a code for a three-month free subscription to the app.