INDEPENDENT UK: The 10 Best meditation apps

1. Buddhify

This nicely-designed UK-created app is aimed at busy urbanites. You tell it whether you’re at the gym, walking, commuting or home. You can then pick a track “flavour” or style of meditation and choose from male or female voices. There’s a two-player meditation mode so you can get someone else involved. Buddhify 2’s coming out in December with a redesign- expect more scenarios and tracks to choose from.

2. Sleep Easily Meditation

According to the Great British Sleep Survey, over 51% of us find it hard to nod off. Stress and burnout expert Jayne Morris recommends this app to help. There’s a 25-minute guided meditation that combines soothing music with talking you through the relaxation process. The female voice is surprisingly calming – I was out for the count within 10 minutes.

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3. Calm – meditation and relaxation

This simple to use app presents the 7 Steps of Calm. There are seven guided sessions running from 2-20 minutes with a range of background scenes and sounds to choose from (think beaches, meadows and pouring rain). The voice on the guided sessions is a bit spacey but the music by Kip Mazuy – a big name in the music meditation world - is a cut above other offerings …

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Photos of Courtney Loves beautiful West Village Townhouse in NYC. 2011.

.  Courtney generously opened her home to us this past week to use as an off campus, sort of Pop-Up office.  It’s been a cozy, creative laboratory — the vibes here are undeniably GOOD vibes. Courtney said of her home, “listen, there’s no male energy here.”  Which, for the record, Bryan and I had zero interest in taking issue with.

We wanted to share with you what’s it been like, so Courtney and I invite you to join us in a photo tour, so you too can experience rooms that immediately put you in a good mood. Courtney’s super-famous-in-his-field realtor, Jared Seligman, declared Courtney’s home as “The epitome of equisite taste” and rattled off with glee “Majorelle, Ruhlman, Chippendale, Willow China, Tiffany China…” Does it look like she “wrecked the decor”? I think not…  Hopefully these exclusive photos will help you feel like you’re right here with us.

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