#MyMoai--Moai statues are shown on a green hill

What is a Moai?

Owaves Team Day Planner, Healthy Lifestyle, My Moai, Relationships

The concept of Moai has been embedded in Japanese culture for hundreds of years. It’s essentially a support group concerning the social, financial and mental health facets of its group members. Unsurprisingly, it is also known to be an essential component to understanding the longevity of Okinawans. Okinawa is one of the five Blue Zones where people live significantly longer than the …

Quarantine Like An Astronaut With Owaves

Owaves Team Circadian Rhythm, COVID-19, Day Planner, My Moai

Have you ever wondered how astronauts can endure months living inside a confined spaceship as they undergo their space missions? Life in a spaceship means forgoing regular sunlight exposure, social events, and outdoor activities. Sound familiar? With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are living a less intense version of space life as we live in quarantine and self-isolation. As schools, …

Balanced Rocks

A-Z Mental Health Directory for College Students

Owaves Team COVID-19, Mental Health

The negative impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the mental health of college students is becoming evident. Active Minds, Inc. is a U.S.-based nonprofit that aims to spread awareness of mental health for students. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, a survey carried out by this nonprofit in April revealed that 80% of the 2,086 participants have experienced a decline in their …

5 Ways to Maintain Social Rhythms While Social Distancing

Owaves Team COVID-19, Family, Healthy Lifestyle, Relationships

Though we must refrain from in-person gatherings right now in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, socialization is still crucial for us to incorporate into a well-balanced daily routine! Here are a few ways to maintain social rhythms in the current times. 1. Take Part in Video Chats! Not only can you simply talk to family and friends and see …

Rita Kamyar, M.D.

A #RotinaDaQuarentena ou porque precisa de um planner mais do que nunca

Rita Barandas Kamyar, M.D. Circadian Rhythm, Day Plans, Physicians, Productivity

Habitualmente queixamo-nos da rigidez que as rotinas do dia-a-dia impõe à nossa vida. As obrigações diárias, os horários fixos, quer laborais quer escolares, e outros constrangimentos quotidianos implicam muitas vezes ausência de tempo para atividades pessoais, projetos criativos e momentos de qualidade com a família. No entanto, a verdade é que estas rotinas diárias, geradas em torno de obrigações e afazeres do …

Dr. Rita Barandas Kamyar

The #QuarantineRoutine:
Why You Need a Planner More Than Ever

Rita Barandas Kamyar, M.D. Physicians

We usually complain of how rigid and structured life is. External pressures and schedules, either from work or school, mean we never have time for ourselves, our families or creative moments. The truth is, however, routines, obligations and external constraints play a big role in improving our well-being and mental health. They help us stay organized, and provide scaffolding for our daily …

Join our #TimeRevolution

Owaves Team Announcements

TRANSCRIPT: Architects of our digital world. STOP! Be better… Because we CAN be. And we CAN see that these systems have been designed with intricacy. So that companies can keep our attention indefinitely. I don’t want to keep crushing these freaking candies… I don’t want these alerts to complete-ly command me. I don’t care if that panda bear is dancing… ((Music. 🎵)) …

Circadian Rhythms
and Night Shifts

Owaves Team Circadian Rhythm, Day Plans, Health Risks, Healthy Lifestyle, Routines, Time Hacks, Time Management, Tips and Tricks

As a doctor in training, night shifts are a consistent part of life. This gets especially difficult for someone who is into optimizing their health. The World Health Organization classifies night shift work as a ‘carcinogen’. Circadian rhythms dictate specific times at which we are physiologically optimized for performance in different domains. It’s hard to stay alert and productive at night as …

Founder’s Corner:
Welcome to #2019 🎉

Royan Announcements, Apps, Updates

Hello World! Time flies when you’re having fun… 🚀 Owaves is now the #1️⃣ ranked app for keyword “wellness” in the App Store for the 3rd year in a row… 🏆🏆🏆 We have over 350,000 users in over 150 countries, and over 12 million healthy activities planned on the system to-date. 🌏🥑✨ And we haven’t even started… 📈 What to Look Forward to …

Calendar integration is here! 🎉

Owaves Team Announcements, Apps, Updates

Hi Folks, Incredibly proud & happy to report Calendar integration is now complete! Connect Owaves with your Apple Calendar, Google Calendar, Yahoo Calendar, Microsoft Outlook Calendar, Facebook Events, and more… We also have a new, full-screen Events page for your Notes, Alert settings, timed Photos, and customized Icons. The new, full-screen Events page also includes one of our most popular requests — …