Going Through a Break-Up? Check out Mend...
Written by: Allison Swan
Mend is a self-care app for heartbreak that guides you through your breakup day by day.
Elle Huerta, founder and CEO, started Mend because of a difficult breakup—she couldn't find any affordable support that resonated with her, so she launched Mend with the mission to mend broken hearts.
Their philosophy is just like the art tradition in Japan called kintsugi, where broken pottery is mended with gold so that the cracks are illuminated and not hidden. The belief is that the pottery is more beautiful for having been broken. The same is true of broken hearts -- that you can not only mend, but thrive, after a breakup. An end in whatever form it may take is just the beginning of rebuilding the life and love you want.
This online community is part personal trainer, part online refuge for the brokenhearted. Start by downloading the app on your smartphone. You'll check in every day, listen to a short audio training, and complete a guided journaling activity to help you reflect. You'll track your progress and have access to authentic advice, stories, and interviews from fellow Menders and celebrities to keep you motivated and inspired.
It's free for a 7-day trial of their 28-day heartbreak cleanse, a self-care program for your post-breakup body, mind, and soul. From there, you can pay for a monthly or annual subscription. It’s important to know that this app isn't intended to be a substitute for professional advice. For more info, visit letsmend.com.