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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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20 Gifts that Encourage Mindfulness and Meaning

By Melissa Eisler

The holiday season does not have to put such a heavy strain on your wallet, your schedule, or your sanity. Consider these gift ideas that offer a mindful state of being and a positive impact on the giftee’s life, even just in some small way. They range from $6-$50 in price, so they won’t break your bank either.

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8 Rules for Mindful Eating at the Holiday Feast

By Melissa Eisler

Many families can be caught rushing through the most rewarding part of the feast. How do you introduce mindfulness into the holiday spirit? Here are a few simple exercises you can bring to your next holiday meal to encourage a mindful state of eating.

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A Meditation to Overcome Perfectionism

By Melissa Eisler

It’s healthy to strive for excellence, but perfectionism can set you back in more ways than one. And learning that less-than-perfect and excellence can coincide harmoniously is a useful lesson. Whether you’re a full-on perfectionist or just have some tendencies, this meditation will help you loosen up and let it go.

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Infographic: Your Start-to-Finish Most Effective Day

By Melissa Eisler

We all have the same 24 hours to spend every single day; it’s how you spend those hours that makes you successful in your pursuits … or not. Follow these steps to think faster, work smarter, and get more done in less time.

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44 Selfish Acts of Kindness

By Melissa Eisler

The next time a self-centered day or mood arrives at your door, you should honor the selfish space you are in and focus on using kindness as a way to benefit none other than yourself. Try one of these easy selfish acts of kindness to get started.

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5 Bite-Size Meditations to Try When You’re Just Too Busy

By Melissa Eisler

Sometimes you just don’t have time to meditate. When you find yourself in a mid-day slump, stressing out over an impending deadline, or waking up too late for your normal meditation practice, that’s when bite-sized meditations can save the day.

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Podcast Pick: Can Slowing Down Make You More Creative?

By Melissa Eisler

Psychologist Adam Grant says slowing down — even procrastinating — can incite more creativity and original thinking. Check out his fascinating and hilarious story as he put his Type A personality to the test of procrastination and reveals how this “slowing down” works so well.

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How to Build a Consistent Meditation Practice

By Melissa Eisler

Trouble keeping yourself on track with meditation? You’re not alone. Finding self-discipline is one of the biggest obstacles when you’re getting started. Check out one of these strategies to find discipline with your meditation practice.

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10 Ways to Clear Your Mind Without Meditating

By Melissa Eisler

Meditation is a simple, effortless process for some, but can feel like a daunting challenge for others. If you’re struggling to get over the hump of beginning a practice, start with some alternative activities—like playing music and coloring— that can incite a clearer state of mind. Here are some ideas.

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The Power of So Hum Mantra

By Melissa Eisler

Want to quiet your mind? The So Hum mantra has a special meaning and is great for those new to meditation—find out why.

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Infographic: The Science Behind a Happier Commute

By Melissa Eisler

If you’ve ever felt your blood pressure rise behind the wheel or on public transport, you may need to learn how to upgrade to a happier commute.

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