AWARE Right Now
The word is out about Uber. Even if you've never used it, it's very likely you know that it's a way use your smart phone to connect with an available driver and pay for the service using the app.
What if there was a way to reach an experienced mindfulness teacher in a similar way? What if you could describe your interest (the need to focus or relax), your experience level (1-5), and the amount of time you have to practice using an automated text-based system that finds a teacher who can check in with you via a video or regular phone call.
This is what a new startup based in San Francisco is developing. It's called AWARE and I'm all set up to take on-demand requests. I've already done a few even though the program doesn't officially launch for at least another month.
Check out what one of my guidees had to say about it. I love curious skeptics!
I have a feeling we'll be hearing more about this one in the news when it takes off and I'm looking forward to sharing strategies with people all over the country and possibly even the world. I'm imagining a person who is wide awake in the middle of the night being able to connect with someone who can walk her through an exercise for settling down and getting some rest.