1. Best meditation apps: practice mindfulness with Headspace, Calm and more (TechRadar):
“The best meditation apps could help you to sleep better, reduce your stress levels and find some much-needed inner peace. But given the situation right now with Covid-19, even if meditation apps just give you a break from the news and a chance to chill out for ten minutes, they’re more than worth it.
Headspace, one of the most popular meditation apps around, first launched 10 years ago. Since then, hundreds of other meditation apps have been created and that means finding the best meditation app for you can be overwhelming.
But when it comes to meditation, choice is a good thing. There are now meditation apps to cater to all kinds of people and preferences. From apps for beginners that walk you through the basics of meditation (like Headspace and Buddhify), through to those that just provide you with a timer and sound cues so you can ‘freestyle’ your meditation practice instead (like Samsara Timer and Pocket Meditation Timer).” Keep reading article Here, with brief reviews of Waking Up, Headspace, Calm, Buddhify, and Insight Timer
2. Health and wellness apps offer free services to help those coping with coronavirus (USA Today):
“As uncertainty continues to grow around the coronavirus pandemic and life in seclusion mounts, so has the level of stress and anxiety for many consumers.
Popular health and wellness apps are now offering free services to help people cope in the midst of unprecedented times.” Keep reading article Here, including offers from Headspace, Simple Habit, Balance and Sanvello
3. Headspace appoints former Intuit exec CeCe Morken as president and COO (TechCrunch):
“As it looks to continue along its path of developing clinically validated digital therapeutics for consumer and clinical mental health and wellness, Headspace has bulked up its executive team with the addition of longtime Intuit executive CeCe Morken.
Morken will become the company’s first president and chief operating officer, joining the Los Angeles-based, billion-dollar-valued mental wellness company after spending 13 years at Intuit …Headspace is already a giant in the mental wellness category. It counts more than 65 million* users around the world, and its Headspace for Work service is being rolled out as a service for employees at companies like Adobe, General Electric, Hyatt and Starbucks. The company has research underway in over 20 clinical trials* to move from mental wellness into the digital health category, under its Headspace Health subsidiary, which launched in 2018.”
News in Context:
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- Meditation app Headspace raises $93 million in equity and debt to accelerate clinical validation and geographic expansion
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