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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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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How to Ease the Stress of Change

By Melissa Eisler

Why is change so scary? If you’re feeling beaten down in the battle of change and uncertainty, arm yourself with these strategies to train your brain to manage change in a healthy way.

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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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Break a bad habit

Fool-Proof Plan to Break a Bad Habit

By Melissa Eisler

It can feel daunting to attempt to break a bad habit that’s been a part of you for years. Try this seven-step plan to nip it in the bud – once and for all.

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A New Year's Meditation to Invoke Positive Change

By Melissa Eisler

As we approach the New Year, it’s time to reflect. This New Year’s meditation will help you connect with the highlights of your past year and catalyze positive changes in your upcoming year – to elevate your world in the ways that are most important to you.

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7 Steps for Finishing Unfinished Business

By Melissa Eisler

The incomplete tasks on your to-do list follow you around, yell at you, and stress you out. Follow these seven steps to cross off those items and find relief from the shackles of your to-do list.

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Embracing Curiosity

By Melissa Eisler

Developing your curiosity muscles builds excellent problem-solving skills, stronger outcomes – and can be really fun. Here are three exercises to practice embracing curiosity in your life.

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Fall Visualization to Release and Renew

By Melissa Eisler

Fall is your chance to let go of the old and make way for the new. Try this guided meditation to jump-start your fall journey and face the season with a plan for personal growth.

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Quiz: How Burned Out Are You?

By Melissa Eisler

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, but don’t know how to end the cycle of stress, you may be burned out. Take this mini quiz to find out where you are on the burnout scale – and get some ideas for what you can do about it to help you find more balance.

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Choose Your Mood Wisely

By Melissa Eisler

Whether you have a large or small reason for being in a funk, you have the power to shift your attitude. Follow these four steps to choose your mood so it’s helpful to you and accomplishing your goals.

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How to React to Stress in a Healthy Way

By Melissa Eisler

Let’s face it … there is no way to remove external stress from your life. But there are countless ways to manage your reaction to stress. Here are nine ways to respond to stress that will leave you feeling centered.

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Design your time

6-Step Plan to Design a Balanced Calendar

By Melissa Eisler

What is the cost of being so busy? If you find yourself drowning in a packed calendar and want to break the habit, follow these steps to tune into what matters most and design your time accordingly.

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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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