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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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5 Steps to Mindful Goal Setting

By Melissa Eisler

What happens if you set resolutions and goals when your mind isn’t settled? Follow these steps to find focus and make sure your New Year’s goals lead to a productive and happy New Year. 

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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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Jungle Lessons

7 Things I Learned From a Week in the Jungle

By Melissa Eisler

I just got back from our second annual yoga and mindfulness retreat deep in the jungle of Costa Rica. I’m returning back to life in California, but I’ll take with me these lessons.

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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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5 Ways to Squeeze in a Dose of Gratitude

By Melissa Eisler

Gratitude practices are well known for their ability to fight a case of the blues. Choose one of these five ways to get your daily dose of gratitude.

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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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What Is Yoga Nidra?

By Melissa Eisler

Need to unwind? Try Yoga Nidra—a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.

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You Are Not the Voice in Your Mind

By Melissa Eisler

Humans have a new thought every 1.2 seconds. We all suffer from the monkey mind and its nature to bounce around. The question is: What do you do about it?

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Confession: My Early Days of Meditation

By Melissa Eisler

Starting a meditation practice was one of the hardest things I’ve done. But it’s also been one of the most valuable. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane with me as I discuss my early days with meditation. 

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Video: How to Make Stress Your Friend

By Melissa Eisler

Can you actually learn to be better at stress? Health psychologist, Kelly McGonigal, discusses how to transform your relationship with stress.

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10 Mini Meditations to Help You Reset

By Melissa Eisler

Take the edge off of everyday stress and build focus with mini meditations. These short bursts of mindfulness can have a profound impact on your life.

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What's Compassion Got to Do with Mindfulness?

By Melissa Eisler

Find out how mindfulness and compassion go hand-in-hand, and get a simple compassion meditation you can try on your own.

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Infographic: How Meditation Can Save Your Life By Reducing Stress

By Melissa Eisler

Check out this meditation infographic for science-backed specifics on the health benefits of a regular meditation practice.

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How to De-stress in 5 Minutes or Less

By Melissa Eisler

It takes less than 5 minutes to get stressed—so we should know how to de-stress in a flash, too. Here are 11 ways to de-stress in 5 minutes or less.

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