Meditation and Mindfulness Exercises

Mind-wandering

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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first silent retreat

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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visualization techniques

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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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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informal_mindfulness

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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destress in 5 minutes

10 Ways to De-stress in Just 5 Minutes

By Melissa Eisler

It can take only an instant to feel stress, so it’s only right that we should know how to de-stress in a flash, too. Here are 10 things to do when you need to de-stress and only have a few minutes to spare.

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Mindful_Cleaning

Mindful Cleaning Practice: How to Wash, Sweep, and Fold with Presence

By Melissa Eisler

When you apply mindfulness principles to cleaning and organizing your home, you not only end up doing a better job, but you learn how to find meaning in mundane chores and ordinary moments. This Spring, as you’re de-cluttering, de-wintering, and making your countertops shine, try these mindful approaches to cleaning your home.

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mindfulness for kids

Infographic: 15 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

By Melissa Eisler

Whether you’re a parent, auntie, grandmother, teacher, nanny or otherwise spend time with kids, try these 15 different ways to introduce kids to mindfulness.

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Self Compassion Goals

A Meditation to Get Your Goals Back on Track

By Melissa Eisler

You started the year with great intentions, boundless energy, and ambitious goals. Yet, today you may find yourself back at square one. And on top of that, you’re beating yourself up for the lack of progress. If you’ve veered off your path, it’s not too late to get back on track. Follow these two simple steps, including a meditation for self-compassion.

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perfectionist

A Meditation to Overcome Perfectionism

By Melissa Eisler

It’s healthy to strive for excellence, but perfectionism can set you back in more ways than one. And learning that less-than-perfect and excellence can coincide harmoniously is a useful lesson. Whether you’re a full-on perfectionist or just have some tendencies, this meditation will help you loosen up and let it go.

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bite-size meditations

5 Bite-Size Meditations to Try When You’re Just Too Busy

By Melissa Eisler

Sometimes you just don’t have time to meditate. When you find yourself in a mid-day slump, stressing out over an impending deadline, or waking up too late for your normal meditation practice, that’s when bite-sized meditations can save the day.

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So Hum Mantra

The Power of So Hum Mantra

By Melissa Eisler

Want to quiet your mind? The So Hum mantra has a special meaning and is great for those new to meditation—find out why.

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Loving Kindness Meditation

Create Your Own Loving Kindness Meditation

By Melissa Eisler

The traditional loving kindness meditation is wonderful and effective. Once you get the hang of it, try to create your own version, so that you can connect with the meditation more personally.

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in-flight meditation

In-Flight Mindfulness: 5 Meditations to Try When You’re Traveling

By Melissa Eisler

Whether you have a phobia of flying or have anxiety about where you’re headed, in-flight mindfulness may be your key to flying with ease.

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Springtime Mindfulness

Springtime Mindfulness: 6 Ways to Invigorate Your Practice

By Melissa Eisler

Take advantage of the extra hours of daylight, vibrant colors, and excitement of the spring season with a springtime mindfulness practice.

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