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"The End of Relaxation"
When I was 22, I used to have a fantasy about going away to a sanitarium, like in “The Magic Mountain.” I would do nothing but sit on balconies, wrapped in steamer rugs, and go to the doctor, avoiding the rigors of the real world and emerging after a short period brighter, happier...


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World Travel Magazine


I'd be remiss if I didn't include Pravassa's latest group wellness tour on this list. Having visited Thailand numerous times since my first trip in 2004, you'll benefit from the strong local relationships I've cultivated which give you insider... READ MORE

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Jan/Feb 2018 Issue

Jan/Feb 2018 Issue


Modern Luxury



"Atlanta-based Lena Franklin extends her hand as a wellness expert who can personalize any session to expand your individual growth - including those in exotic locales..." READ MORE



"When worthlessness, hopelessness, and pervasive sadness exist, a person's meaning for living plummets, increasing their risk of suicide." Other mental illnesses, such as...Read More


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Blackberry Farm: Friends of The Farm


Lena Franklin: A mindfulness lifestyle is about embracing your whole life as a meditation. From the moment your eyes flutter open in the morning, you set the intention of being non-judgmentally present to each experience in your life, no matter how challenging. When we align with the intention of mindfulness, we practice what I call "slow doing"…READ MORE

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Malaysia Tatler


When wellness comes to mind, one would equate the physical aspect of it. But wellness transcends fitness, and mental wellbeing is integral to one’s holistic health. Today, mindfulness is recognised as the equilibrium to exercise, with wellness warriors like The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, curating retreats… READ MORE



modern luxury the atlantan


Lena Franklin has been leading people on the powerful journey inward for years. The daughter of a Buddhist Vietnamese mother and a Presbyterian psychologist father, Lena's teachings merge ancient Eastern wisdom with western neuroscience... READ MORE

April 2017 Issue
January 2017 Issue

January 2017 Issue


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Embodying both Western clinical training and Eastern healing philosophy, Lena Franklin LCSW offers a holistic approach to psychotherapy. With specialized training in LifeForce Yoga, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and...READ MORE


Waking up in the morning is already a pretty hefty task (hence the repetitive hitting of the snooze button, which is not a good thing, by the way). You know how they say the first step is always the hardest one to take? Well, worrying when you wake up in the morning constitutes as that very treacherous first step... READ MORE


elite daily


elite daily


You know when you feel it in your gut? Like, you just feel it. You don't really know what you feel, but you feel…it. It's the “it” that makes your mother call you randomly to make sure you're OK, because somehow, she just knows. It's intangible, but it feels oh so palpable... READ MORE

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jezebel magazine


Find Lena Franklin's monthly feature in Jezebel Magazine, Atlanta Modern Luxury...READ MORE


Growing up in pastoral Leesburg, VA with a psychologist father from Marietta and a Vietnamese Buddhist mother, Lena was introduced to the concept of meaningful living early on... READ MORE

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jezebel magazine


where traveler magazine


At one of Buckhead's most esteemed addresses, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta invites weary travelers to find respite from the demands of a constantly connected, digital lifestyle. Power down phones for... READ MORE


Voyage Atl


My story is a convergence of East and West both personally and professionally. I grew up with a Vietnamese Buddhist mother and Southern Psychologist father. I was exposed to meditation by my mother when I was very young... READ MORE


Atlanta-based meditation app Welzen is like a gym for the mind. CEO Esteban Gonzalez launched the platform in 2016, applying his e-commerce background to the mental relaxation industry... READ MORE


atlanta magazine




It’s estimated that as many as 70 percent of our daily thoughts will skew negative. And with the added stress and anxiety associated with entrepreneurship, demanding startup schedules, or just a tough month at work, it’s easy to get lost in that negativity and arrive at burnout...READ MORE


Offering the ancient practices of mindfulness and meditation while utilizing a fresh, modern voice is the essence of Lena's work. As a Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist, Meditation Instructor and International Wellness Guide, Lena will teach you that...READ MORE

July 2017 Issue

July 2017 Issue


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Suthin Girl


I first met Lena, a world-renowned mindful-based psychotherapist and SuthinGirl originally from Virginia, last year during one of her Digital Detox Retreats in Atlanta. She’s a rare bird: a girl’s girl who laughs easily and is perfectly imperfect, but transcendent all the same. When she slips into her groove, you feel it. To your toes… READ MORE