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.

early days of meditation

Confession: My Early Days of Meditation

By Melissa Eisler

Starting a meditation practice was one of the hardest things I’ve done. But it’s also been one of the most valuable. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane with me as I discuss my early days with meditation. 

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10 Mini Meditations to Help You Reset

By Melissa Eisler

Take the edge off of everyday stress and build focus with mini meditations. These short bursts of mindfulness can have a profound impact on your life.

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How to De-stress in 5 Minutes or Less

By Melissa Eisler

It takes less than 5 minutes to get stressed—so we should know how to de-stress in a flash, too. Here are 11 ways to de-stress in 5 minutes or less.

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Reflections in Journal

Mid-Year Musings

By Melissa Eisler

This short meditation and journaling exercise will help you connect with the passionate and precious moments of your year. Take five to reflect.

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post-work meditation

Post-Work Meditation to De-stress and Let Go of the Busy Day

By Melissa Eisler

De-stress, let go of your busy day, and ease into the evening with this simple post-work meditation.

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Video: How to Achieve More By Doing Less

By Melissa Eisler

Watch this 15-minute video filled with practical advice on how to dial back the overwhelm and busyness, to dial up the creativity, joy, and productivity.

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myths of meditation

10 Misunderstandings and Myths About Meditation

By Melissa Eisler

Meditation can seem intimidating. Will it take up all your time? Drive you into a cult? Here’s what’s true and what’s false when it comes to the myths about meditation.

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Morning Ritual

Morning Routines: Why and How to Start

By Melissa Eisler

The first thing you do when you wake up will set the tone for your entire day. Follow this guide to design a morning routine that’ll set you up for success.

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Heart-mind

The Heart-Mind: Aligning Heart and Mind for Meditation

By Melissa Eisler

Try this meditation to bring your mind and heart into alignment—so your goals, intentions and resolutions will be charged with purpose and power.

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mindful apps

Apps That Make You Go MMMMeditate

By Melissa Eisler

The options are endless when it comes to meditation apps that offer keep-calm practices right from your device. Here are 10 with different practices, sounds, and features.

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public speaking nerves

Mind Over Nerves: 5 Tips for Public Speaking

By Melissa Eisler

Even with practice as a performer and presenter, public-speaking nerves are common. Try these tips to settle your nerves before taking the spotlight.

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Intention setting

Intention Setting 101

By Melissa Eisler

An intention is a guiding principle for how you want to live, and a way to bring heart and mind into alignment—during meditation, yoga or any area of life.

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The Art of Mindful Listening

By Melissa Eisler

There is a distinct difference between hearing and listening. Learn the difference, and follow these steps to turn mindful listening into a practice.

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freedom to choose

The Freedom to Choose

By Melissa Eisler

Sometimes we don’t realize we are making decisions. It can happen mindlessly—before you know it, something’s been decided without you being aware, even though you’re the one who made the decision.

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transitions

Transitions: The Biggest Source of Stress

By Melissa Eisler

Ever notice that when we move from one activity to the next is often where we rush the most? Getting from point A to point B can be stressful. Here is how to use transitions to focus on your mindfulness practice and ease a big source of stress in your life.

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