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Personal Development

This personal development guide is chock full of articles that will help you cultivate happiness, ease, and balance in your life. Whether you’re looking to increase your productivity, build self-confidence, communicate more effectively, or create a positive change or healthy habit in your life, explore these articles to learn and grow.

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A Toolbox to Help You Thrive During the COVID-19 Era

By Melissa Eisler

With so many more questions than answers available and no end in sight for the “new normal” way of life, stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on the mind. If you’re struggling with being stuck at home, follow these tips to endure the tough time.

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20 Ways to Make Your 2020 More Mindful

By Melissa Eisler

Want to set a 2020 goal that will have a lasting impact on your life? Add a dose of mindfulness to your every day. Here are 20 easy ways to get started. 

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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 $4-$50 in price, so they won’t break your bank either.

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Active Listening: 5 Ways to Listen Better

By Melissa Eisler

The simple act of listening – real, active listening without judgment or advice-giving – can be life changing. Yet most people only retain 25% of what they hear. Learn how to practice active listening to connect better with those around you.

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Workplace Mindfulness: How to Practice without the Woo at the Office

By Melissa Eisler

If you’re looking at ways to practice workplace mindfulness and want to steer clear of seated meditation and the “woo woo” spiritual undertones that some meditations have, keep reading for some tips.

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Decision-Fatigue

6 Ways to Overcome Decision Fatigue

By Melissa Eisler

It may seem liberating to live in a world where variety is abundant. However, too many decisions can negatively impact your cognitive capacity, increasing the likelihood of procrastination, making poor choices, and setting you up to be exhausted and overwhelmed.

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9 Ways to Build Your Capacity to Manage Uncertainty

By Melissa Eisler

For most people – uncertainty is stressful. If you’re less tolerant to the unknown and changing conditions of life, there are ways to build your capacity to manage uncertainty. In other words, you can learn to meet uncertainty with resilience. Here are nine strategies to try…

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New Year's Resolutions

19 New Year’s Resolutions to Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

By Melissa Eisler

Whether you want to lower your stress, lose weight, get healthier, or improve your mood, relationships, finances, or career, consider making one of these New Year’s resolutions to make a meaningful difference in your life this year.

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7 Strategies to Build Your Patience Muscles

By Melissa Eisler

While the thought of waiting for something you want or need seems easy in theory, it is much more arduous in practice. The good news is that for even the most impatient people, patience becomes easier with practice. Here are seven strategies you can use to get better at being patient.

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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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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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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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