Mindfulness

Video: What You Practice Grows Stronger

By Melissa Eisler

How do we change? In this pioneering TEDx talk, Dr. Shauna Shapiro draws on modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom to demonstrate how mindfulness can help us make positive changes in our brains and our lives.

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7 Tips to Prepare Your Mind to Focus

By Melissa Eisler

Distractions derail you from tackling your to-do list. Here are seven ways to minimize the interruptions you encounter when you’re sitting down to concentrate so you can stay in the zone.

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Wedding Day Mindfulness

Wedding Day Mindfulness: Guidelines for Staying Present and Sane on the Big Day

By Melissa Eisler

Need help fighting off the stress of wedding day? Mindfulness can help. Follow these 10 guidelines to stay in the moment, calm and cool on the big day.

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When’s the Best Time to Meditate?

By Melissa Eisler

So you’re trying to begin a meditation practice and can’t quite seem to find your rhythm? Get a host of ideas on when you could squeeze meditation into your routine.

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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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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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3 Ways to Keep Your Smartphone From Disrupting Your Relationships

By Melissa Eisler

Our smartphones are interrupting our efforts to be present with others. If you want to detach and join a movement to support mindfulness and presence in your everyday life, check out these three things to deepen your relationships with your loved ones and release your phone-addiction tendencies.

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20 Gifts that Encourage Mindfulness and Meaning

By Melissa Eisler

The holiday season does not have to put such a heavy strain on your wallet, your schedule, or your sanity. Consider these gift ideas that offer a mindful state of being and a positive impact on the giftee’s life, even just in some small way. They range from $6-$50 in price, so they won’t break your bank either.

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8 Rules for Mindful Eating at the Holiday Feast

By Melissa Eisler

Many families can be caught rushing through the most rewarding part of the feast. How do you introduce mindfulness into the holiday spirit? Here are a few simple exercises you can bring to your next holiday meal to encourage a mindful state of eating.

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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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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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10 Ways to Clear Your Mind Without Meditating

By Melissa Eisler

Meditation is a simple, effortless process for some, but can feel like a daunting challenge for others. If you’re struggling to get over the hump of beginning a practice, start with some alternative activities—like playing music and coloring— that can incite a clearer state of mind. Here are some ideas.

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Infographic: The Science Behind a Happier Commute

By Melissa Eisler

If you’ve ever felt your blood pressure rise behind the wheel or on public transport, you may need to learn how to upgrade to a happier commute.

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Infographic: How to Meditate Daily

By Melissa Eisler

Follow these tips and before long, you’ll find yourself looking forward to your meditation session on a daily basis.

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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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