Feeling overwhelmed? Having trouble sleeping? Trying to find peace in the universe?

Many are turning to meditation to stay centered and it has turned into a big business in Southern California. On this episode of Inside the Issues we take a look at apps for meditating, possible health benefits and what meditating does to the brain.

Margaux Lushing, Founder and Editor of Well and Away, an online health and wellness guidebook, talks about the rise in popularity of meditating.

Spectrum’s National Health Reporter Erin Billups joins the show to talk about the mind-body connection for her series Exploring Your Health.

Author of the book McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality, Ronald Purser, talks about how the practice is spreading into businesses, classrooms and even prisons.

Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, talks about what physically happens to the body when engaging in mediation.

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