Meditation. Those who do it, swear by it as an antidote for depression, anxiety, and insomnia (the triad of symptoms faced disproportionately by women), and scientific research backs them up. So what’s stopping the rest of us? Sure, we’re busy and exhausted … but even five to 10 minutes a day of mindfulness has positive effects. So, no more excuses. Below, a few Woolfer-recommended apps that make starting (or continuing) a meditation practice nearly effortless.


The perfect app for insomniacs. Calm not only offers guided meditations ranging from three to 25 minutes and a daily 10-minute program, but also sleep stories, breathing exercises, and soothing sounds all aimed at bringing on the slumber. Won Apple’s 2017 App of the Year. Free trial.


The app for those who swear they can’t meditate (we’re talking to you, Type-As). Colorful graphics, personalized progress page, and rewards for continued practice will get you hooked. Free trial.

Insight Timer

For those further along in their practice, Insight Timer provides guided meditations from thousands of practitioners and musicians, such as Ram Dass and Moby. Free.

Dharma Seed

For the dedicated practitioner, you can access dharma talks on a variety of meditation-related subjects and guided meditations made publicly available through Free.

The Woolfer Newsletter Team
Stephanie Staal and Nina Collins have worked together and adored each other since 1994 when they were both babies in the world of book publishing. Stephanie is a lawyer, journalist, & author of READING WOMEN, and Nina is the founder of "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?" Hillary Richard is also a lawyer and co-host of the Raging Gracefully podcast. Sidney Morss is a recent NYU grad and the youngest member of our team.

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