This summer we hosted a meditation event at the studio at THE GREGORY HOTEL  and it drew in about ten editors and bloggers to learn more about meditation and to ask questions about breathing techniques, timing, and just whatever guests had a question about for Doron Libshtein. I have meditated but I am not as discplined as I should because there are so many wonderful health benefits and I do not do it every day. I need to get into a cycle of doing this practice every day to reap the true rewards.


I was so excited to meet Doron and hear his story and get his help. Doron Libshtein is founder of Mentors Channel ( – an online resource designed to put the benefits of meditation and other anti-stress exercises at the fingertips of people everywhere.  A “mentor to the mentors” who has worked with such luminaries as Robin Sharma, Tim Kelley and Deepak Chopra, he also directs the holistic wellness practice at The Hall Center ( in Santa Monica, California.  There, he works alongside Prudence Hall, M.D. to offer patients a natural, drug-free approach to stress management.

Doron Libshtein is the mentor to the world’s top mentors. Having been mentored throughout his own career, Libshtein has come full circle and is now regarded as a world-leading self-development mentor, having worked closely with the field’s top luminaries, including Deepak Chopra, Byron Katie, Robin Sharma, Tim Kelley, Marcia Weider and Karen Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Center. He is also a prolific author and strategic entrepreneur, seeking to foster personal growth using the potential of the digital space.

As chairman and founder of Mentors Channel (, Libshtein has established a thriving interactive community where the world’s best mentors and coaches help millions of people live fuller, richer lives.

Libshtein built his leadership and interpersonal skills during 14 years as a senior executive at Microsoft in London. He also served for two years as CEO of MSN Israel. Throughout his tenure in these positions, he sought to harness the power of technology to improve the wellbeing of people everywhere. Mentors Channel is just one result of this singular focus.

Most recently, Libshtein introduced the WellbeTM, the world’s first stress therapy biofeedback bracelet and app. The device gauges the wearer’s individual stress level, and then provides customized meditation, breathing and other exercises for immediate relief.

I tried the WellbeTM and as I was breathing my “stress” number went down – I started at 99% and got it down to 28% it was quite amazing with the power of breathing and being coached by Doron.

wp-image-49098627jpg.jpgLibshtein chairs and sits on the boards of numerous other companies in the high tech, educational and wellness industries. These include Restart™ – a new venture facilitating solutions to the over-40’s job crisis in Israel and CET and MindCet, the largest incubator and accelerator for technology education.

In addition, Libshtein spearheads the holistic wellness program at The Hall Center in Santa Monica, California, a mindful medical practice. There, his mentorship approach combines the Hall Center’s scientific anti-aging therapies with transformative Eastern healing—including consciousness-expanding practices—to provide the greatest access to health on every level; connecting people not only to their robust physical body, but also to joy and their life’s true purpose.

To learn more about Doron visit :

Speaking of meditation I recently went with Scott to a monastery for a friend who was joining a silent meditation for 3.5 years – he is only able to speak for a hour a day during lunch.  This is true discpline. I would not be able to do this but imagine how much inner power, reflection and time there will be during that time frame. We went to see him off in a beautiful ceremony where they were able to see friends and family before they started their retreat.


If I was doing a silent meditation for that long – I would definitely experience FOMO. I was trying to remember how long Elizabeth Gilbert meditated for in eat, pray, love in silence – I might be able to go as long as her –  I do think that it will be important to meditate at least 10 – 20 minutes each day with longer bouts along with practicing yoga especially I love Kundalini Yoga – wikipedia says –  (kuṇḍalinī-yoga), also known as laya yoga, is a school of yoga that is influenced by Shaktism and Tantra schools of Hinduism. It derives its name through a focus on awakening kundalini energy through regular practice of meditation, pranayama, chanting mantra and yoga asana.[1] Called by practitioners “the yoga of awareness”, it aims “to cultivate the creative spiritual potential of a human to uphold values, speak truth, and focus on the compassion and consciousness needed to serve and heal others.”



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