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What Is MBSR?

By Melissa Eisler

The MBSR program was created in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts. UMass Center for Mindfulness sums up the benefits of the program well on their website, “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction has emerged as an effective, scientifically-tested method for reducing physical and psychological suffering while building resilience, balance and peace of mind.” Learn about my experience in the course.

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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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Intimacy With the Present Moment

By Melissa Eisler

Consistent focus and presence is difficult in the digital age that we live in. How do you figure out how to stay present with what is right in front of you? Try this simple practice.

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To Wear a Watch, or Not to Wear a Watch…

By Melissa Eisler

Today, it’s common for cell phones to replace watches. The problem is then we end up checking our cell phones more than we would if we had worn a watch. Learn more about the pros and cons to wearing a watch.

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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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Step One: Stop

By Melissa Eisler

Try this mantra to help you slow down and ease into the present moment. Starting with just five minutes a day, you can begin on your path to be more mindful in your day.

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