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12 Traditions from Around the World to Make You Happier and Less Stressed

By Melissa Eisler

Every culture has different traditions and rituals for mindfulness, prayer, self-improvement, happiness, and wellness. Here is a snapshot of some wellness traditions from around the world to help you unwind.

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When Trendy Stress-Management Advice Doesn’t Help You, Try This

By Melissa Eisler

Just because everyone is meditating and that doesn’t interest you, it doesn’t mean there aren’t loads of other ways to manage your stress. Try these five alternative ways to reset your mind.

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How to Take a Technology Break

By Melissa Eisler

One of the biggest roadblocks to feeling focused and relaxed is technology. Learn how to set boundaries with technology and manage distractions with these tips on how to take a technology break.

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Respond Vs. React: How to Keep Your Cool in Times of Stress

By Melissa Eisler

Would you rather be the type of person who creates ease or stress around you? Follow this trick to help you respond vs. react in stressful situations and in moments where you’re triggered – so you can invite a healthier outcome for everyone involved.

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Video: The 3 Components of Building Trust

By Melissa Eisler

When trust is broken – internally in the workplace, with customers, or in relationships – it is far more difficult to get results and build deeper connections. You end up in an ineffective loop that leads nowhere. And sometimes – you don’t even know why trust was broken in the…

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The Negative Consequences of Mind-Wandering

By Melissa Eisler

With technology being more woven into the fabric of our lives, mindlessness – and its implications – is only increasing. What are the risks and what can you do about finding more presence?

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10 Lessons From My First Silent Retreat

By Melissa Eisler

Curious what all the hype is about silent retreats? Read on to find out some of the insights I took home from my first silent retreat.

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Ease Anxiety with These 5 Visualization Techniques

By Melissa Eisler

Overwhelmed with work? Got public speaking nerves? Fearful of flying? Anxiety comes in many different forms and can arrive without notice. It’s important to have some go-to relaxation techniques for managing anxiety when it decides to rear its ugly head.

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10 Steps to Detox Your Mind

By Melissa Eisler

Just like when you go on a detox diet to flush out the toxins from your body, it’s also important to remove toxins from your mind. Mental and emotional toxins often go unnoticed, but they are just as harmful to your well-being. To learn how to detox your mind and reenergize yourself this spring, follow these steps.

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6 Behaviors That Stress You Out, and What to Do Instead

By Melissa Eisler

Once you’ve identified your unhealthy habits, how do you disconnect from them? Behavior change can be tricky. Learn about six of the most common behaviors that cause stress, and find out what to do when you catch yourself in the act.

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How to Ease the Stress of Change

By Melissa Eisler

Why is change so scary? If you’re feeling beaten down in the battle of change and uncertainty, arm yourself with these strategies to train your brain to manage change in a healthy way.

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Get the most from meditations

8 Ways to Get the Most from Your Meditations

By Melissa Eisler

Feeling like your meditations are not giving you what you need? Try some simple shifts in your practice to make sure you’re getting the most of your meditations.

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Infographic: Mindful Habits to Help You Sleep

By Melissa Eisler

Instead of worrying about your sleeping woes (which will exacerbate the problem,) try incorporating mindful habits into your routine to make sure you’re getting the Zzzz’s you need. Follow these tips to find peace with your sleeping difficulties and get a plan for a healthy bedtime routine that will have you sweetly dreaming in no time.

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Informal Mindfulness: An Everyday Approach to Be More Present

By Melissa Eisler

We can have a tendency to take our mindfulness and meditation practice too seriously, but mindfulness in practice can be very simple. Learn ways to practice informal mindfulness to help you find greater creativity, productivity, and focus in your life.

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Break a bad habit

Fool-Proof Plan to Break a Bad Habit

By Melissa Eisler

It can feel daunting to attempt to break a bad habit that’s been a part of you for years. Try this seven-step plan to nip it in the bud – once and for all.

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