Clearwater High Grad Helping RNC Goers Chill Out

Lynn Truong is at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week showing off an app that helps people reduce stress.

Lynn Truong isn't very impressed with the big political names who've been wandering around Tampa for this week's Republican National Convention.

"I saw 50 Cent at a trade show, so it's nothing exciting for me," said Truong, 30, who works in sales and marketing.

The Clearwater native and grad is spending the week at a posh yoga and massage station set up inside Aja Channelside and sponsored by The Huffington Post, dubbed the "Oasis."

Truong's job is to help politicians, reporters and, yes, celebrites, try out an app called "GPS for the Soul" that measures your heart rate, displays soothing pictures and plays music to help reduce stress.

Catherine Calarco works for HeartMath Inc., which helped design features for the app. She says it's perfect for the stress surrounding the RNC and helping you get in a positive mindset that might rub off on others.

"You have to be more acclimated to how you 'show up,' " Calarco said. "This helps you do that."

The free app debuts in October, Truong said.

The Huffington Post and Patch are both owned by Aol.

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