• I tried a 'Star Wars'-themed mindfulness app to help me deal with the pressures of a new job - but the voices of Chewbacca, Yoda, and droids just filled me with existential dread

    17 days ago - By Business Insider

    Mindfulness app Headspace launched a "Star Wars" feature to celebrate May 4. Daniel Knighton / Contributor / Getty
    Mindfulness app Headspace launched a "Star Wars" feature to celebrate Star Wars Day.
    These apps have exploded in recent years, but there are questions over their efficacy.
    Most of the features left me unsettled, anxious, and feeling like the whole thing was a gimmick.
    The metaphor of "The Force" in Star Wars and its applications in mindfulness, an Eastern practice that has pierced the capitalist zeitgeist, are so obvious it seems remarkable that it has taken this long to turn...
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