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How to Stay Calm in a Busy World with Michael Acton Smith

by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee   /  January 24, 2018

In this episode, Dr Chatterjee speaks to Michael Acton Smith, co-Founder and co-CEO of Calm – the app, website and book. We hear about what inspired Michael to set up the company through recognising the benefits of meditation and how we can all bring stillness into our lives in this busy world.

Episode Highlights:

  • Hear how Michael created the world-famous brand Moshi Monsters, which led to the build-up of his own stress.
  • What did Michael do to combat this stressful period?
  • Listen to how Michael’s introduced meditation into his daily life.
  • Hear how Michael and his co-founder Alex Tew created the Calm app.
  • Michael describes how you can use mindfulness in your everyday life
  • Hear how the Calm app is free for teaching staff worldwide so that all children can have the opportunity to mediate.
  • How do Michael and Rangan think we can use technology to our advantage?
  • What are Michael’s top tips to help you add meditation into your daily life?
  • Hear how Calm introduced Sleep Stories and how these are helping users to gently get to sleep.
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Dr. Rangan Chatterjee MbChB, BSc (Hons), MRCP, MRCGP