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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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The Freedom to Choose

By Melissa Eisler

Sometimes we don’t realize we are making decisions. It can happen mindlessly—before you know it, something’s been decided without you being aware, even though you’re the one who made the decision.

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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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Eating Mindfully

By Melissa Eisler

I set off on a mission to chew and enjoy the food I put so much care into preparing. Here’s what happened when i tried eating mindfully.

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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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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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