Atlanta-based meditation app Welzen is like a gym for the mind. CEO Esteban Gonzalez launched the platform in 2016, applying his e-commerce background to the mental relaxation industry. “I started meditating back in 2010 after getting divorced; it helps me organize my mind,” he says. Gonzalez partnered with psychologist Lena Franklin to produce the variety of content, providing new guided meditations each day, such as “the daily happiness” course, which addresses gratitude, tenderness, and more. Programs target topics like stress, anxiety, sleep, focus, relationships, and creativity. “Meditation is more powerful than traditional talk-through methods because it starts to reprogram the mind,” Franklin says. “Neuroscience supports this practice.”
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This article originally appeared in our January 2018 issue.