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Ready to prioritize yourself? For the first time, The Washington Post offers new subscribers access to its world-class journalism and Headspace’s mindfulness and meditation content

WASHINGTON DC, MAY 24: The Washington Post Building at 1301 K St. NW in Washington DC, May 24, 2016. (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

It’s time to put those 2023 health resolutions into action. The Washington Post, an award-winning news leader with the mission to inform and empower readers, and Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation, today announced a partnership to make its deep library of content available to all new Washington Post subscribers in a first-of-its-kind bundle subscription.

New subscribers will have access to The Washington Post’s world-class reporting and put their wellness goals into practice with Headspace’s science-backed mindfulness and meditation content that offers a range of tools for managing stress, increasing positivity and compassion, improving sleep, finding focus and so much more. In 40 published studies in some of the leading peer-reviewed journals in the mindfulness field, Headspace has been shown to have favorable results on outcomes such as:

  • Stress: 10 days of Headspace resulted in 11% decrease in stress, 30 days resulted in 32% decrease in stress
  • Focus: Headspace improved focus by 14%
  • Compassion: 3 weeks of Headspace increased compassion by 21%
  • Burnout: 4 sessions of Headspace reduced burnout by 14%

Through the partnership and collaboration, members will have access to new expert guidance videos featuring Washington Post Reporter Amanda Morris as part of Headspace’s “The Wake Up,” a daily video show to help members build a mindful morning routine by prompting them to take a step back from hustle culture. Coming in March, Washington Post Columnist Gretchen Reynolds will join Headspace’s popular daily mindfulness podcast, Radio Headspace, as a guest host and share her insights on wellness with Headspace members around the globe. Additionally, readers will be able to meditate with their favorite Headspace teacher through exercises on the Washington Post’s Well+Being section.

“Since the pandemic, our readers have been seeking out more advice and tools on how to live a more balanced life. We can’t think of a brand that aligns more with our commitment to wellness and wellbeing than Headspace. It is a partnership that marries what these two powerhouse brands do at their very best,” said Michael Ribero, chief subscriptions officer at The Washington Post.

“We’ve long admired The Washington Post’s in-depth reporting on mental health and wellness and are looking forward to bringing some of The Post’s top experts into our app to provide advice and guidance to our members around the world. We’re also thrilled to welcome The Post’s readers to Headspace’s platform and provide support for those looking to prioritize their mental health and wellbeing,” Katie DiPerna Cook, Senior Vice President of Partnerships at Headspace.

The partnership highlights The Post’s rapid growth in covering wellness particularly with the launch of its Well+Being section in September 2022. Rooted in actionable, science-based journalism, Well+Being aims to lead a daily conversation on essential health topics that readers are thinking about every day, including mental health, food, fitness, emotional wellbeing, disability and internet health culture.

What does it cost?

Beginning today, new subscribers will have the option to pay just $70 for the first year, which includes an All-Access Digital subscription to The Washington Post (regular subscription price $120 a year) and a separate 12-month subscription to Headspace (regular subscription price $69.99 a year). The annual bundled subscription provides the most value for new subscribers with a savings of more than 60% or $120 off the combined regular subscription prices of both services for the first year. New subscribers can also opt for a month-to-month Washington Post subscription with a cost of $4 every 4 weeks for the first year and get 30 days access to Headspace for free.

To learn more and sign up for this offer, visit here.