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.

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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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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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How to Focus: 4 Exercises to Improve Your Concentration Skills

By Melissa Eisler

As distractions become more prevalent, the act of concentrating has become more difficult. Here are four exercises to train your mind how to focus.

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10 Strange Things You Can Do to Practice Mindfulness

By Melissa Eisler

While some of these activities aren’t that strange normally, you wouldn’t associate them with mindfulness. Here’s how to bring a mindful watch to everything you do.

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Help! I Can't Meditate!

By Melissa Eisler

A friend of mine came to me frustrated and ashamed that he couldn’t meditate for longer than one minute. We decided to do an experiment, find out what we learned…

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1 Mindful Minute

By Melissa Eisler

If you’re one of those who think you don’t have 10 minutes to meditate during your day, here’s what I have to say: I bet you have one.

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Music for Meditation: 2 Playlists

By Melissa Eisler

Music is a powerful tool. It can boost your mood, spark an emotion, and calm the soul. Here are two playlists to set the mood for meditation and peace.

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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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Turn Down the Radio

By Melissa Eisler

Ever feel like you move through your day to the soundtrack of constant chatter? Like you’re listening to a radio stream of your least favorite station? Here’s how to take control and turn down the volume of your monkey mind.

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12 Ways to Be Mindful in 5 Minutes or Less

By Melissa Eisler

You don’t need an hour of meditation to enjoy the benefits of a mindfulness practice. Here are some ideas on how to be mindful in 5 minutes or less.

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Multitasking: The Devil We Love

By Melissa Eisler

When we try to do too many things at once, we usually don’t do anything well. Save time and stay focused with these five tips to avoid multitasking.

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How to Explain Mindful Breathing to a 5-Year Old (and Adults, Too)

By Melissa Eisler

Kids are amazing. I teach yoga and meditation to kids undergoing treatment for cancer, and their families. On Saturday, I had a particularly interesting conversation with a 5-year old, and taught he and his father a simple way to practice mindfulness.

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