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Jan-Erik Asplund

About Jan-Erik Asplund

Jan-Erik Asplund is a writer, biker, and part-time meditator based in New York City. He occasionally blogs at


The App That Finally Got Me To Meditate Everyday

It’s easy to chuckle when you start getting push notifications from an app designed to help you meditate everyday through the stressors of life. But Calm, the brainchild of Alex Tew, uses those push notifications to nudge users to nobler ends.

When you tear away all the tech, every startup is just a solution to a problem. The problem Calm has chosen to address is that meditating regularly (or at all, for some people) is really hard.

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