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Detlef Schrempf
5 months ago • Bellevue
What are you using for stress relief/meditation/sleep?
I know alcohol seems to help too but I hear the apps Headspace and Calm are pretty good.
14 replies
5 months ago
i like the mindfulness app also ....i need to do a better job of meditating regularly...when i do i can feel the benefits!
  • 5 months ago
I enjoy Headspace and I do find it relaxing from time to time. But my preference for meditation 'practice' is Vedic meditation. I learned Vedic a couple of years ago from a terrific teacher, James Brown. For a long time, I was intimidated by what I thought of as an ancient sacred practice that would require a tectonic lifestyle shift and a lifetime to learn. James showed me that I had it all wrong. Vedic is different. It's not guided. There are no dulcet voices guiding or prompting. No countdown timers. No nature sounds. It's just you. And your mind. And your mantra. However, you do need to learn it.

I cannot more-highly recommend James as a teacher. Traditionally, Vedic meditation is taught in person; this is obviously a non-starter for while yet. Fortuitously, James created a self-paced online course for learning Vedic meditation called FLOW. It's very well done and doesn't require ever being within six feet of James.
flowmeditation.cc

I know there are some startup founders and investors on Fresh Chalk and a fair number of you are already members of Startup Haven. I asked James to consider how to bring meditation practice to more startup founders -- goodness knows there is more than a fair share of stress in the startup world. James very generously created a special program just for Startup Haven members. Founders/investors can learn about that here:
startuphaven.com/benefits/f...
  • 5 months ago
Thanks Robert! I may have to start with the beginners app :)
  • 5 months ago
Thanks Kev!
  • 5 months ago
Best thing I'm doing - I bought an ebike a few months ago and I'm riding it regularly. Because it's an ebike I can hop on there with zero prep and ride without getting sweaty. Zipping around is very relaxing and helps to maintain perspective. Especially in Magnolia & Discovery with the great views.
  • 5 months ago
New York Times Crossword Puzzle and 1 big tablespoon of CALM about a half hour before bed. It works like a charm every time. Just don't too much when you first start! smile.amazon.com/Natural-Vi...
  • 5 months ago
appreciate the input! Gotta go outside every day even if the weather is iffy. I will try one of the apps before nighttime :)
  • 5 months ago
More exercise is better for stress in my opinion. I do a form of meditation, which I sometimes do classes for, called Stillness. It's not a breathing based meditation. I could find a way to do a Zoom if enough people had interest.

Headspace is a cool app. Try the free version to see if you like it
  • 5 months ago
My onepeloton app subscription, lemon balm/melatonin supplements, and good books have been my saving grace. Also we quit drinking at the beginning of this. It always gave me the worst anxiety so not having that added stressor has helped a great deal.
  • 5 months ago
Thank you all! I do the Peloton - at least 5x week, but not drinking would be a challenge. I know it would help but I am not as strong as you Kristy!
  • 5 months ago
I hear you!!! It’s been TOUGH!!
  • 5 months ago
Magnesium like the Calm brand does wonders for sleep at night!
  • 5 months ago
Swatee Surve's app, Litesprite is designed to calm the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and OCD. It's got some significant double blind studies behind it. litesprite.com The company is Sinasprite.
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  • 5 months ago
I've been using Stop, Breathe & Think for years and I LOVE it! stopbreathethink.com
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