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How to React to Stress in a Healthy Way

By Melissa Eisler

Let’s face it … there is no way to remove external stress from your life. But there are countless ways to manage your reaction to stress. Here are nine ways to respond to stress that will leave you feeling centered.

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In-Flight Mindfulness: 5 Meditations to Try When You're Traveling

By Melissa Eisler

Whether you have a phobia of flying or have anxiety about where you’re headed, in-flight mindfulness may be your key to flying with ease.

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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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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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It's All About the Exhale

By Melissa Eisler

When you’re feeling stressed, scattered, or overwhelmed, focusing on the exhale will help neutralize those feelings and settle both the mind and body.

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Ultra Stressed to Ultra Calm: Relaxation Technique

By Melissa Eisler

Meditation is helpful during times of stress, but tough times are the most difficult to meditate. Try this exercise to alleviate tension when worry takes over.

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9 Reasons to Hit "Pause"

By Melissa Eisler

If long to-do lists, swirling thoughts, and everyday chaos is your norm, you may need to grasp the simplicity of slowing down and pausing between moments.

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Morning Routines: Why and How to Start

By Melissa Eisler

The first thing you do when you wake up will set the tone for your entire day. Follow this guide to design a morning routine that’ll set you up for success.

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3-Minute Practice to Reverse Stress

By Melissa Eisler

Stressed out? In search of your center? Try this breathing practice for a quick and calm way to settle your mind and bring you back to your center.

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Mind Over Nerves: 5 Tips for Public Speaking

By Melissa Eisler

Even with practice as a performer and presenter, public-speaking nerves are common. Try these tips to settle your nerves before taking the spotlight.

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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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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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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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