Windy City Wellness

In times like these, we know that Chicagoans need practical ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. In partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health, we’ve created this page to help you focus on your own self-care. The resources on this page will help you manage your anxiety, sleep better, and hopefully feel a little better.
Immediate Gratitude
3 min – Anushka Fernandopulle
Breath Relaxation
5 min – Oren Jay Sopher
Self-Kindness for Stress
10 min – Sebene Selassie
How to Calm Down
10 min – Matthew Hepburn
At Peace with Your Thoughts
10 min – Alexis Santos
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Lady Meditating in a Room

SLEEP MEDITATIONS

Struggling with sleep? Difficulty sleeping can be a common experience during times of crisis. These tools will help you drift right off.

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MEDITATIONS FOR YOUTH

The current crisis is affecting everyone differently. Young people are facing their own unique challenges. The following exercises are here to help.  

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DIVE DEEPER WITH THE PODCAST

Have a bit more time and want to learn something new? Award-winning journalist and Ten Percent Happier co-founder Dan Harris speaks with scientists, experts, and other smart folks about how to stay grounded in the midst of the crisis.

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EXPLORE MORE IN THE NEWSLETTER

Prefer reading to listening? Check out our newsletter. It’s chock-full of articles from Ten Percent Happier teachers on happiness, meditation, and staying mindful.

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