Health

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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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Lessons in Happiness

By Melissa Eisler

If you could pinpoint one thing that makes you happy, what would it be? Find out what the research team at Harvard discovered after sifting through data from a 75-year study on happiness.

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6 Ways Nature Can Boost Your Energy and Ease Stress

By Melissa Eisler

Looking for a prescription to de-stress and gain energy? Try a daily dose of the outdoors. Research says it can boost your energy and improve your physical and mental health. Here are six ways to fit your nature quota into your routine.

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10-Minute Pre-Meditation Breathing Sequence

By Melissa Eisler

Trouble sitting still in meditation? Try this 10-minute pre-meditation breathing sequence to help you get into a quiet, focused state for your mindfulness practice.

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Fight or Flight

What Is Fight or Flight?

By Melissa Eisler

Racing heart, shallow breathing, sweaty palms, spinning mind—these are all normal symptoms of the acute stress response commonly known as fight or flight.

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5 Ways to Squeeze in a Dose of Gratitude

By Melissa Eisler

Gratitude practices are well known for their ability to fight a case of the blues. Choose one of these five ways to get your daily dose of gratitude.

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Infographic: How Meditation Can Save Your Life By Reducing Stress

By Melissa Eisler

Check out this meditation infographic for science-backed specifics on the health benefits of a regular meditation practice.

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10 Benefits of Meditation for Type As and Overachievers

By Melissa Eisler

Although not a scientific ranking of the benefits of meditation, this list includes the greatest gifts meditation can bring to people with type A tendencies

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Infographic: Your Body on Meditation

By Melissa Eisler

Find out, in a fun and visual way, just how much a few minutes of daily meditation can do for your health.

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Ultra Stressed to Ultra Calm: Relaxation Technique

By Melissa Eisler

Meditation is helpful during times of stress, but tough times are the most difficult to meditate. Try this exercise to alleviate tension when worry takes over.

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Video: The Mindfulness Movement in America With Jon Kabat-Zinn

By Melissa Eisler

This conversation between Jon Kabat-Zinn and Soren Gordhamer is full of humor, research, and interesting perspectives on why mindfulness is gaining interest.

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Morning Routines: Why and How to Start

By Melissa Eisler

The first thing you do when you wake up will set the tone for your entire day. Follow this guide to design a morning routine that’ll set you up for success.

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Transitions: The Biggest Source of Stress

By Melissa Eisler

Ever notice that when we move from one activity to the next is often where we rush the most? Getting from point A to point B can be stressful. Here is how to use transitions to focus on your mindfulness practice and ease a big source of stress in your life.

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12 Ways to Be Mindful in 5 Minutes or Less

By Melissa Eisler

You don’t need an hour of meditation to enjoy the benefits of a mindfulness practice. Here are some ideas on how to be mindful in 5 minutes or less.

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What Is MBSR?

By Melissa Eisler

The MBSR program was created in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts. UMass Center for Mindfulness sums up the benefits of the program well on their website, “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction has emerged as an effective, scientifically-tested method for reducing physical and psychological suffering while building resilience, balance and peace of mind.” Learn about my experience in the course.

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