Personal and Professional Development

A Toolbox to Help You Thrive During the COVID-19 Era

By Melissa Eisler |

With so many more questions than answers available and no end in sight for the “new normal” way of life, stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on the mind. If you’re struggling with being stuck at home, follow these tips to endure the tough time.

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Active Listening: 5 Ways to Listen Better

By Melissa Eisler |

The simple act of listening – real, active listening without judgment or advice-giving – can be life changing. Yet most people only retain 25% of what they hear. Learn how to practice active listening to connect better with those around you.

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6 Ways to Overcome Decision Fatigue

By Melissa Eisler |

It may seem liberating to live in a world where variety is abundant. However, too many decisions can negatively impact your cognitive capacity, increasing the likelihood of procrastination, making poor choices, and setting you up to be exhausted and overwhelmed.

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9 Ways to Build Your Capacity to Manage Uncertainty

By Melissa Eisler |

For most people – uncertainty is stressful. If you’re less tolerant to the unknown and changing conditions of life, there are ways to build your capacity to manage uncertainty. In other words, you can learn to meet uncertainty with resilience. Here are nine strategies to try…

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19 New Year’s Resolutions to Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

By Melissa Eisler |

Whether you want to lower your stress, lose weight, get healthier, or improve your mood, relationships, finances, or career, consider making one of these New Year’s resolutions to make a meaningful difference in your life this year.

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7 Strategies to Build Your Patience Muscles

By Melissa Eisler |

While the thought of waiting for something you want or need seems easy in theory, it is much more arduous in practice. The good news is that for even the most impatient people, patience becomes easier with practice. Here are seven strategies you can use to get better at being patient.

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How to Take a Technology Break

By Melissa Eisler |

One of the biggest roadblocks to feeling focused and relaxed is technology. Learn how to set boundaries with technology and manage distractions with these tips on how to take a technology break.

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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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Video: The 3 Components of Building Trust

By Melissa Eisler |

When trust is broken – internally in the workplace, with customers, or in relationships – it is far more difficult to get results and build deeper connections. You end up in an ineffective loop that leads nowhere. And sometimes – you don’t even know why trust was broken in the…

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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 Steps to Detox Your Mind

By Melissa Eisler |

Just like when you go on a detox diet to flush out the toxins from your body, it’s also important to remove toxins from your mind. Mental and emotional toxins often go unnoticed, but they are just as harmful to your well-being. To learn how to detox your mind and reenergize yourself this spring, follow these steps.

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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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How to Ease the Stress of Change

By Melissa Eisler |

Why is change so scary? If you’re feeling beaten down in the battle of change and uncertainty, arm yourself with these strategies to train your brain to manage change in a healthy way.

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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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Fool-Proof Plan to Break a Bad Habit

By Melissa Eisler |

It can feel daunting to attempt to break a bad habit that’s been a part of you for years. Try this seven-step plan to nip it in the bud – once and for all.

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7 Steps for Finishing Unfinished Business

By Melissa Eisler |

The incomplete tasks on your to-do list follow you around, yell at you, and stress you out. Follow these seven steps to cross off those items and find relief from the shackles of your to-do list.

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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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