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.

choose your mood

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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Lessons in Happiness

By Melissa Eisler

If you could pinpoint one thing that makes you happy, what would it be? Find out what the research team at Harvard discovered after sifting through data from a 75-year study on happiness.

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Memory Boosting

15 Memory-Boosting Tricks to Help You Succeed and Stay Present

By Melissa Eisler

It’s easier to forget things when you are multi-tasking, and easier to commit things to memory when you are fully present. Because our modern world is full of distractions, it is increasingly important to keep your mind in tip-top shape. Here are 15 ways to improve your memory skills and keep your mind present.

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11 Steps to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

By Melissa Eisler

The voice inside your head claims you’re not good enough, not qualified, and don’t deserve your achievements. You just don’t understand how you’re so successful; Everyone will figure you out as a fraud sooner or later. Does this inner dialogue sound familiar? If so, you may have imposter syndrome. Here’s how to deal with it.

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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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13 Productivity Hacks to Save You Time and Energy

By Melissa Eisler

What would you give to work less, but actually accomplish the same amount of work? Here are some time-saving tools to reduce your hours at the office, but still be a productive rock star.

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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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Video: Why You Shouldn’t Tell Anyone Your New Year’s Goals

By Melissa Eisler

In this three-minute TED talk, Derek Sivers gives you a window into the research that suggests you keep your goals to yourself if you want to make any progress.

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18 Insightful Questions to Help You Steer Your Year

By Melissa Eisler

There’s no better time than the beginning of the year to assess how things are going, reset your intentions, and find focus. Take some time to consider these important questions to make sure you’re participating in the direction of your life.

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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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Infographic: 13 Things Mindful People Do Differently

By Melissa Eisler

What do mindful people do differently every day? To start with, they appreciate the little things, forgive more easily, laugh at themselves, and pay closer attention to their surroundings. Here’s a look at a handful of other helpful things that mindful people do differently—at home and at work—every day.

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