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respond vs. react

Respond Vs. React: How to Keep Your Cool in Times of Stress

By Melissa Eisler

Would you rather be the type of person who creates ease or stress around you? Follow this trick to help you respond vs. react in stressful situations and in moments where you’re triggered – so you can invite a healthier outcome for everyone involved.

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The Negative Consequences of Mind-Wandering

By Melissa Eisler

With technology being more woven into the fabric of our lives, mindlessness – and its implications – is only increasing. What are the risks and what can you do about finding more presence?

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10 Lessons From My First Silent Retreat

By Melissa Eisler

Curious what all the hype is about silent retreats? Read on to find out some of the insights I took home from my first silent retreat.

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6 Behaviors That Stress You Out, and What to Do Instead

By Melissa Eisler

Once you’ve identified your unhealthy habits, how do you disconnect from them? Behavior change can be tricky. Learn about six of the most common behaviors that cause stress, and find out what to do when you catch yourself in the act.

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Get the most from meditations

8 Ways to Get the Most from Your Meditations

By Melissa Eisler

Feeling like your meditations are not giving you what you need? Try some simple shifts in your practice to make sure you’re getting the most of your meditations.

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Informal Mindfulness: An Everyday Approach to Be More Present

By Melissa Eisler

We can have a tendency to take our mindfulness and meditation practice too seriously, but mindfulness in practice can be very simple. Learn ways to practice informal mindfulness to help you find greater creativity, productivity, and focus in your life.

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Embracing Curiosity

By Melissa Eisler

Developing your curiosity muscles builds excellent problem-solving skills, stronger outcomes – and can be really fun. Here are three exercises to practice embracing curiosity in your life.

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Fall Visualization to Release and Renew

By Melissa Eisler

Fall is your chance to let go of the old and make way for the new. Try this guided meditation to jump-start your fall journey and face the season with a plan for personal growth.

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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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Wedding Day Mindfulness

Wedding Day Mindfulness: Guidelines for Staying Present and Sane on the Big Day

By Melissa Eisler

Need help fighting off the stress of wedding day? Mindfulness can help. Follow these 10 guidelines to stay in the moment, calm and cool on the big day.

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Mindful Cleaning Practice: How to Wash, Sweep, and Fold with Presence

By Melissa Eisler

When you apply mindfulness principles to cleaning and organizing your home, you not only end up doing a better job, but you learn how to find meaning in mundane chores and ordinary moments. This Spring, as you’re de-cluttering, de-wintering, and making your countertops shine, try these mindful approaches to cleaning your home.

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Memory Boosting

15 Memory-Boosting Tricks to Help You Succeed and Stay Present

By Melissa Eisler

It’s easier to forget things when you are multi-tasking, and easier to commit things to memory when you are fully present. Because our modern world is full of distractions, it is increasingly important to keep your mind in tip-top shape. Here are 15 ways to improve your memory skills and keep your mind present.

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mindfulness for kids

Infographic: 15 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

By Melissa Eisler

Whether you’re a parent, auntie, grandmother, teacher, nanny or otherwise spend time with kids, try these 15 different ways to introduce kids to mindfulness.

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Infographic: 40 Little Things You Can Do to Relax

By Melissa Eisler

Are you inexperienced at relaxing? For some people, meeting deadlines, giving advice, completing chores, and being productive comes naturally—relaxing does not. But regular downtime is good for your health, so check out these easy ideas to sneak some relaxation-inducing activities.

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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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