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Stress Management

We’re all familiar with the feelings of tension that invade our bodies and minds when stress surfaces. It can be paralyzing and cause confusion, hesitation, fear, and prevent us from living our best lives. The feeling of stress can be fleeting or chronic – in either case it can cause a host of other challenges for our health, relationships, and environments. This is why it’s so crucial to learn stress management techniques and become familiar with the ways to cope with stress that work best for our unique selves.

Stress management practices come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors – experiment with what may work for you so you can find your go-to tool for managing stress in your life.

Learn how to manage your stress in a healthy way with this guide – full of tips, tricks, and techniques for letting it go, slowing down, relaxing, and managing the business and inevitable stress of daily life.

in-flight meditation

In-Flight Mindfulness: 5 Meditations to Try When You’re Traveling

By Melissa Eisler

Whether you have a phobia of flying or have anxiety about where you’re headed, in-flight mindfulness may be your key to flying with ease.

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3 Ways to Squeeze in a Post-Work Meditation

By Melissa Eisler

A post-work meditation will help you ease the transition between work and home life, and will generally benefit you and your loved ones tremendously.

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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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shoulds

Language Overhaul: Transform Your Shoulds Into Wants

By Melissa Eisler

Shoulds feels heavy, like an obligation. They imply something that you look forward to being over. Here’s how to use more positive language to infuse some positivity and motivation into your to-dos.

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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

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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10-Minute Pre-Meditation Breathing Sequence

By Melissa Eisler

Trouble sitting still in meditation? Try this 10-minute pre-meditation breathing sequence to help you get into a quiet, focused state for your mindfulness practice.

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Fight or Flight

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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EQ Productivity Man

How to Boost Your Productivity with EQ

By Melissa Eisler

It may seem like a stretch to say you can boost your productivity with emotional intelligence. On the surface, emotions don’t seem relevant to productivity. But research will tell you otherwise—EQ plays a significant role getting stuff done.

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Say No

Why You Should Add the Word "NO" to Your Vocabulary

By Melissa Eisler

No one has enough time to do all of the things they love to do, so life becomes about prioritizing the most important to-dos. If you end up saying YES to everything, you won’t have time for the things that you most value.

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3 minute focus

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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self-doubt

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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Andy Puddicombe

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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Era of Mass Distraction

By Melissa Eisler

We are living in a world that doesn’t really support mindfulness, with technology that doesn’t support us staying present. What can we do to change this?

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