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Learn practical tips for improving your stress, sleep, focus, and mood. Each week, meditation coaches Ofosu and Leah will turn their own everyday successes and obstacles into chances to explore the science behind health and wellness. Along the way, they'll talk to experts and seek appreciation for the natural ups and downs we all experience. (Brought to you by the makers of Balance: Meditation and Sleep, the top-rated meditation app on Apple's App Store. Learn more at https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1)
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OCD can make your mind a scary and anxious place. And Balance meditation expert Ofosu fully understands this. So in this 5-minute meditation, he guides you through two meditation techniques that have helped him manage his OCD symptoms: grounding and self compassion. You’ll experience the benefits within minutes. For more OCD-related support, find Ofosu in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year. https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1 00:00 Intro to Meditating with OCD 01:34 5-minute meditation for OCD
Are you consistently nice to yourself? Maybe there are moments when you're really nice to yourself, but it's not the norm. That’s where a self-compassion routine comes in.  Balance meditation expert Ofosu shares his own self-compassion routine, discusses why consistency is important, and explains how to maintain your own self-compassion routine. For more self-compassion support, find Ofosu in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year. https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1
Do you feel like there's a part of you you try to hide from everyone—even yourself? Learning to love that part of yourself is essential for self-forgiveness, self-acceptance, and emotional healing. And it has a name: shadow work.  Balance meditation expert Ofosu discusses his experience with shadow work and how you can start to do this shadow work yourself. He also shares why self-forgiveness is necessary for self-compassion.  Listen to Ofosu’s new album “AMIDA,” an exploration of self-compassion and mindfulness through hip-hop, released under his stage name “Born I.” https://onerpm.link/amida  For more self-compassion support, find Ofosu in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year. https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1 Our interview with Tara Brach about the RAIN Method: https://youtu.be/9tMt5utDZvs?si=tpqijwfcEcKsbPqr
Hey, moms: Does the idea of meditating feel like you just have to add another thing into your already jam-packed to-do list?  Balance meditation expert and mom Leah discusses the misconceptions about meditation that keep moms away, why just 3-5 minutes can be transformative, mom-friendly ways to meditate while multitasking, and how these meditative moments create more time in your day.  For more mental wellness support, find Leah in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year. https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1
What is mom guilt, and why does it make you perpetually feel like you’re falling short?  Balance meditation expert and mom Leah discusses the complex emotion of mom-guilt and how it silently keeps you from prioritizing your self-care. She shares tips for how to shift your mindset from guilt to grace, how to delegate and share responsibilities, and the magic of “quality over quantity” when it comes to time spent with your children.  For more mental wellness support, find Leah in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year. https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1
Moms, do you feel like you never have a moment to yourself?  Balance meditation expert and mom Leah discusses why time management is hard for moms, why the way you choose to use free time can deplete or replenish you, and simple time-management skills you need to make self-care possible. For more mental wellness support, find Leah in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year. https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1
If you’re a mom, do you ever feel like your self-care needs to fall to the backburner? Does the “mental load” of motherhood feel like its own full-time job?  Balance meditation expert and mom Leah discusses the concept of the “mental load” in motherhood and how it’s often a barrier to self-care. She also shares actionable tips to balance the overwhelm and make self-care a reality.  For more mental wellness support, find Leah in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year. https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1
Do you need a new way to manage your stress and anxiety? Look no further than Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as EFT Tapping. EFT Tapping expert Jennifer Partridge explains what EFT Tapping is with meditation experts Ofosu and Leah. She discusses where common tapping points are and how to use tapping in everyday life. Plus, watch her demonstrate a tapping point practice specifically for when you’re experiencing stress and anxiety. Follow Jennifer on social media @jennifer_partridge or check out her website https://jenniferpartridge.com/ to learn more about her work, and to try her free live tapping experience. For more stress and anxiety support, find Ofosu and Leah in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year. https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1
What would it feel like to actually enjoy your success? Hear meditation experts Ofosu and Leah discuss the role of resilience and self-belief in defeating imposter syndrome, how to celebrate and reclaim your successes, and future-oriented thinking to keep imposter syndrome at bay. For more support on your self-confidence journey, find Ofosu and Leah in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year. https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1
If you’re trying to overcome imposter syndrome, you might be wondering what tools you can use to build self-confidence and navigate self-doubt.  Hear meditation expert Ofosu discuss his story of overcoming imposter syndrome, evidence-based strategies for combating it, and other practical exercises to manage feelings of self-doubt.  For more support on your self-confidence journey, find Ofosu in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year. https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1
Do you feel like a fraud? If the answer is yes, you might have imposter syndrome.  Hear meditation expert Leah discuss what imposter syndrome is and how it shows up for different people, how imposter syndrome can influence perceptions of success, and the psychology behind imposter syndrome.  For more support on your self-confidence journey, find Leah in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year. https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1
Do you and your partner talk about mental health?  Hear meditation experts Ofosu and Leah discuss how your mental health can impact relationship dynamics, how to talk about mental health struggles with a partner, and how to provide emotional support to a partner with mental health challenges.  For more relationship support, find Ofosu and Leah in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year.  https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1
What would you be willing to do to strengthen your relationship?  Hear meditation experts Ofosu and Leah discuss why meditating as a couple can strengthen your relationship, how to meditate as a couple in a way that works for you, and why they both meditate with their spouses. For more relationship support, try the Couples meditation in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year. https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1
What makes a relationship toxic? And if you’ve fallen into bad patterns, how can you work your way out of them? Hear meditation experts Ofosu and Leah discuss why it could be unhelpful to label a relationship as toxic and how to recognize common unhealthy relational patterns. They talk with married meditation coaches Camille Maurine and Lorin Roche about the healthy communication tools that have helped them keep their decades-long relationship strong.  For more relationship support, find Ofosu and Leah in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year. https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1
Do adults need a bedtime? Sleep science suggests they do. Hear meditation experts Ofosu and Leah discuss why it’s important to have a bedtime (even as an adult), the science of how bedtime consistency affects sleep, and practical tips for maintaining a consistent bedtime. For more sleep support, find Ofosu and Leah in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year. https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1
What makes a good sleep routine, and how can you actually keep up with it? Hear meditation experts Ofosu and Leah discuss how life gets in the way of what we should do in our evening routine and practical tips for making your nightly rituals a little bit better. For more sleep support, find Ofosu and Leah in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year. https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1
What can kids teach us about evening routines? According to sleep science, it’s that they yield a lot of positive benefits, like good sleep hygiene and more quality sleep. Hear meditation expert Leah discuss the science behind evening routines and quality sleep and what kids can teach us about healthy evening routines. For more sleep support, find Leah in the Balance app. It’s completely free for your entire first year. https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1
Leah guides you through a quick breathwork meditation that you can do wherever you are. Learn about a few simple breathing exercises—like Extended Inhaling and the Breath of Fire technique—that’ll leave you feeling energized. Looking for more meditations like this one? Unlock your FREE YEAR of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1 📣 Update on our show: We’ll be releasing new episodes with different lengths, styles, and release dates in the coming weeks. Stay tuned: Our next episode will be out on July 10.
In honor of Men's Health Month, Ofosu and Leah talk with author and Army veteran SupaNova Slom about the importance of men's mental well-being and the practical first step to nurturing it: self-acceptance. 📲 Want to start your journey toward self-acceptance? Unlock your FREE YEAR of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1 ▶️ Follow along on YouTube to watch this episode and more exclusive content: https://youtu.be/SzshjSxz13M 📚 More about SupaNova Slom: SupaNova is a holistic health educator, musician, Army veteran, and author. You can order his book, "Man Heal Thyself: The Wellness Warrior's Journey To Self Mastery," here: https://www.amazon.com/Man-Heal-Thyself-Wellness-Warriors/dp/B08Z2X28K7 🧘 About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by meditation experts 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 5 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. 🎧 What's in this episode: (00:00) The importance of self-acceptance in personal growth (02:43) The importance of self-acceptance in family and work roles (04:38) Practical tips for practicing self-acceptance: From self-evaluation to self-love (11:19) Meeting SupaNova Slom (12:24) The connection between self-acceptance and wellness: Insights from "Man Heal Thyself" (17:12) How self-acceptance facilitates personal development (18:31) Starting your self-acceptance journey with meditation
Have you ever felt like a stranger in your own body? Expert meditation coaches Ofosu and Leah have, and they discuss how body scan meditation is a powerful way they reconnect with themselves. They also talk about its benefits, various techniques, and tips for incorporating body scan meditation into your daily routine. ▶️ Follow along on YouTube to watch this episode and more exclusive content: https://youtu.be/xOqvDieDDA4 📲 Want to experience the benefits of body scan meditation for yourself? Unlock your FREE YEAR of Balance today by downloading it from the App Store or Play Store: https://balanceapp.sng.link/Arat1/yqod/dyc1 🧘 About Balance: Well Balanced is co-hosted by meditation experts 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 5 million+ people around the world improve their stress, sleep, focus, and mood. 🎧 What's in this episode: (00:00) What is a body scan meditation? An overview (02:43) Benefits of body scan meditations: Relaxation, mindfulness, and more (04:38) Techniques for practicing body scan meditation: Best practices (06:23) The connection between body scan meditation and mind-body wellness (08:49) Incorporating body scan meditation into your daily routine: Tips and strategies (12:31) Using body scan meditation to manage stress and anxiety: Cultivating a sense of calm and well-being (17:05) The role of guided meditations in body scan meditation: Finding the right teacher or resource with the Balance app
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Tahmasb

i love how calming and useful these podcasts are 😍 Thank you so much for creating this unique content ❤️

Jul 5th
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