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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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Infographic: 10 Mind Hacks to Make You a Better Learner

By Melissa Eisler

Want to find ways to learn faster and smarter? There are several mind hacks you can use to make yourself a better learner; this infographic outlines 10 of the most popular.

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Video: Success Through Stillness with Russell Simmons

By Melissa Eisler

Russell Simmons is uber successful. He’s a music producer, CEO, and philanthropist—and he attributes much of his success to his yoga and meditation practice.

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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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How to Say No with Grace and Diplomacy

By Melissa Eisler

Saying no is an important skill to learn to make sure you’re focused on your priorities in life. Here are four steps on how to say no that won’t offend the person who’s requesting your time or attention.

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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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Video: Mindfulness and Self-Inquiry with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Byron Katie

By Melissa Eisler

Watch Jon Kabat-Zinn and Byron Katie discuss the different, yet similar worlds of mindfulness and self-inquiry. How do the worlds overlap and support each other? Listen to expert perspectives in this 30-minute video.

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4 Reasons You Should Meditate in the Morning

By Melissa Eisler

When is the best time would be for you to start meditating? Here are four good reasons why you should trade your snooze button for a morning meditation.

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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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Emotional Intelligence: The Role of Emotions in Our Health, Happiness and Productivity

By Melissa Eisler

Research has found that emotional intelligence level can predict everything from leadership skills, academic performance, job satisfaction, and overall health and well-being. Find out how it is that emotions matter that much.

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Countdown to 2016 Wisdom 2.0

By Melissa Eisler

The annual Wisdom 2.0 interactive conference addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world.

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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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Mindfulness Skeptics: Dealing with Nay-Sayers, Negative Nancys, and Poo-Poo'ers

By Melissa Eisler

You know the type—you bring up meditation and they roll their eyes. Next time you encounter someone bashing meditation or mindfulness, here are some ideas on how to respond.

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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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