28 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 • 85 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.)

    How to release unwanted thoughts

    How to release unwanted thoughts

    Ofosu used to beat himself up for having frequent intrusive thoughts, especially during meditation. He and Leah discuss tools they've learned to treat themselves with kindness when these types of thoughts arise — and how meditation can help.

    We want to know what you think of our show! Please share your thoughts at https://www.balanceapp.com/survey

    • 13 min
    How to build healthy friendships

    How to build healthy friendships

    In continued celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, psychologist Todd Kashdan joins Ofosu and Leah to discuss how the people we surround ourselves with affect our mental health — both positively and negatively.

    About Todd Kashdan
    A professor of psychology and the director of the Well-Being Laboratory at George Mason University, Todd is a leading expert on the psychology of well-being, curiosity, mental flexibility, and social relationships. And he's passionate about translating science into practical tips to help improve our everyday lives. Todd's latest book, The Art of Insubordination, is now available through all major retailers.

    • 18 min
    How to stop being nice (and why)

    How to stop being nice (and why)

    Leah really doesn't like it when people call her "nice." She and Ofosu unpack the hidden cost of being agreeable and discuss ways to support their mental health with more honesty and authenticity.

    And, as you may know, Leah and Ofosu are also the meditation coaches on Balance, a top-rated meditation and sleep app. In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Balance team is giving away two lifetime memberships to the award-winning app. Follow @balance on Instagram for more details, which will be posted on Tuesday, May 3.

    • 20 min
    How to use anxiety as a power

    How to use anxiety as a power

    Comedian Justin Silver joins Ofosu and Leah to talk about how telling jokes about his anxiety has helped him manage it and to share some insightful tools the rest of us can use to turn our own anxieties into sources of strength.

    You can further explore mental wellness with Ofosu and Leah on the Balance app, where they're the meditation coaches. Learn more at www.balanceapp.com, and all new members can enjoy a free first year.

    About Justin:
    Justin Silver is a New York City-based stand up comedian, author, and dog expert. He's the former host of CBS' Dogs in the City and founder of the non-profit Funny For Fido, where the country's top comedians perform to raise money for dog shelters. You can check out more of his work by following him on Instagram @iamjustinsilver or on his website iamjustinsilver.com 

    • 19 min
    How to use "The Batman Effect”

    How to use "The Batman Effect”

    Ofosu reflects on a moment (caught on tape!) where he was able to say goodbye to a protective persona he'd had for a long time. Then, he and Leah discuss the psychology behind these types of alter egos.

    We want to know what you think of our show! Please share your thoughts at https://www.balanceapp.com/survey

    • 13 min
    How to capture memories, not photos

    How to capture memories, not photos

    New research suggests that taking fewer photos can lead to stronger memories. So Ofosu and Leah put it to the test, resisting the urge to take a photo during a moment when they normally would have. Then, they compare notes to see if it really made a difference.

    You can further explore mental wellness with Ofosu and Leah on the Balance app, where they're the meditation coaches. Learn more at www.balanceapp.com, and all new members can enjoy a free first year.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

aaamirG ,

It’s my weekend hobby!

I really feel close to Leah and Ofosu so it’s really amazing for mr listening to them talking about cool topics It’s really great to have Tod here Me myself learn a lot from him in this short time!

ycggggg ,

Ideal length of a podcast episode IMO

I just started listening to this podcast and I totally loved the episode about giving yourselves permission to rest. Very inspiring. Well done!

olivi4.7 ,

Trusted Voices on Relevant Topics

I’ve come to love and trust Leah and Ofosu’s voices as they guide me through meditation practices on the Balance app, so it’s extra fun to hear them talk about their personal lives and explore relevant life topics on this podcast.

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