40 episodes

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 & Sleep, the top-rated meditation app on Apple's App Store. Learn more at www.balanceapp.com.)

Well Balanced Balance

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 126 Ratings

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 & Sleep, the top-rated meditation app on Apple's App Store. Learn more at www.balanceapp.com.)

    Wellness Month: Improve your money mindset with Danetha Doe

    Wellness Month: Improve your money mindset with Danetha Doe

    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.

    • 22 min
    Wellness Month: Can music improve your mood?

    Wellness Month: Can music improve your mood?

    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.

    • 17 min
    How to find joy like Drew Barrymore

    How to find joy like Drew Barrymore

    Inspired by actress Drew Barrymore's recent video of herself laughing in the rain, Ofosu and Leah talk about the importance of celebrating the little things in life. They also share the science behind why we often underestimate these small moments and don't fully appreciate them until after they have passed. And they discuss practical tips for how to be more present, practice gratitude, and find joy in the everyday.

    "How to create a good old day" is the episode Ofosu mentions, where listeners sent in ordinary moments they'll remember forever. Listen here.

    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.

    • 17 min
    How to say no when you need to

    How to say no when you need to

    There are times when all of us—even celebrities—need to set boundaries. In light of Shawn Mendes's recent announcement to postpone his tour to focus on his mental health, Ofosu and Leah talk about the challenges and importance of setting boundaries in their own lives. They also discuss how to recognize when you're not feeling right and share practical tips for how to say no politely to protect your mental well-being.

    • 19 min
    How to fall asleep

    How to fall asleep

    About 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems, according to the CDC. But Ofosu and Leah (and a few kids!) have a solution you might remember from childhood: the bedtime story. 

    Learn the science of how bedtime stories can work to help anyone fall asleep, and hear about the making of Sleep Journeys, Balance's new take on bedtime stories. 

    More about Sleep Journeys:
    Sleep Journeys, available in the Balance app, are relaxing, richly imagined tales that combine gentle visualization with nature sounds. Each one features a sleepy adventure that changes a little every night, giving troubled sleepers new sights and sounds to enjoy.

    • 14 min
    How to make meditation a habit

    How to make meditation a habit

    Ofosu and Leah talk with award-winning medical reporter Sophie Scott about how her experience with burnout led to a habit of daily meditation. She shares the science behind forming healthy habits, like why consistency is more effective than intensity, and how to use habit-forming strategies like pairing and rewarding.

    More about Sophie:
    Sophie Scott is an award-winning medical reporter, associate professor, and author of the books "Roadtesting Happiness" and "Live a Longer Life." Her mission is to use the latest science to empower people to help themselves feel great physically and mentally every day. You can learn more about her work on her website — https://www.sophiescott.com.au/  — or follow her on Instagram @SophieScott2

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

prasie the most high ,

Powerful podcast

I love the topics that y’all both have touched it has been things that I’ve added to my world on my mental health journey. As well as been a Black man I respect the transparency, openness, and willingness to to be taught on what is is to be black in America let alone the world. Keep doing what y’all are doing with love from the DMV you are touching souls.

Johns0907 ,

Great!

I just found this podcast and I only wish the episodes were longer. The hosts are so soothing and they make it so relatable to those of us who are new to finding balance and being present.

user$33 ,

Keep up the amazing work!!!

Amazing subjects and guests.

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