Mindfulness

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Infographic: 14 Non-Traditional Ways to Practice Mindfulness

By Melissa Eisler

Want to reap the benefits of a mindfulness practice, but can’t seem to sit still? Try one of these non-traditional ways to get yourself into the mindful mode.

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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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Quiz: What Kind of Retreat Is Right for You?

By Melissa Eisler

A yoga or meditation retreat is a great way to dive into the practice and disconnect. Take this quiz to find out your retreat style.

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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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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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Video: Mindfulness and Self-Inquiry with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Byron Katie

By Melissa Eisler

Watch Jon Kabat-Zinn and Byron Katie discuss the different, yet similar worlds of mindfulness and self-inquiry. How do the worlds overlap and support each other? Listen to expert perspectives in this 30-minute video.

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4 Reasons You Should Meditate in the Morning

By Melissa Eisler

When is the best time would be for you to start meditating? Here are four good reasons why you should trade your snooze button for a morning meditation.

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Mindfulness Skeptics: Dealing with Nay-Sayers, Negative Nancys, and Poo-Poo'ers

By Melissa Eisler

You know the type—you bring up meditation and they roll their eyes. Next time you encounter someone bashing meditation or mindfulness, here are some ideas on how to respond.

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Snap Into Focus with This 3-Minute Trick

By Melissa Eisler

The routine for finding focus looks different for everyone; it’s important to know what works for you to find that state of centered attention. Make sure to cover these main points the next time you need to concentrate.

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7 Steps to Banish Self-Doubt and Summon Success, Instead

By Melissa Eisler

When you challenge yourself to an important goal—self-doubt and insecurity usually show up uninvited. Here are seven steps to help you enjoy the presence of accomplishment, instead of fearing it’s evil twin, failure.

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16 Ways to Make Your 2016 More Mindful

By Melissa Eisler

Want to set a 2016 goal that will have a lasting impact on your life? Add a dose of mindfulness to your every day. Here are 16 easy ways to get started. 

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5 Steps to Mindful Goal Setting

By Melissa Eisler

What happens if you set resolutions and goals when your mind isn’t settled? Follow these steps to find focus and make sure your New Year’s goals lead to a productive and happy New Year. 

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Video: All It Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes

By Melissa Eisler

Meditation is the simple, scientifically proven technique that can make your mind healthier and less distracted. In this video, mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe explains how it only takes 10 minutes a day to positively impact our entire life.

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How to Practice Breath Retention

By Melissa Eisler

Breath retention is an effective technique to regulate mental chatter and improve concentration. Try this simple exercise to reap the rewards.

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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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