Personal and Professional Development

How to Say No with Grace and Diplomacy

By Melissa Eisler |

Saying no is an important skill to learn to make sure you’re focused on your priorities in life. Here are four steps on how to say no that won’t offend the person who’s requesting your time or attention.

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Emotional Intelligence: The Role of Emotions in Our Health, Happiness and Productivity

By Melissa Eisler |

Research has found that emotional intelligence level can predict everything from leadership skills, academic performance, job satisfaction, and overall health and well-being. Find out how it is that emotions matter that much.

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Why You Should Add the Word “NO” to Your Vocabulary

By Melissa Eisler |

No one has enough time to do all of the things they love to do, so life becomes about prioritizing the most important to-dos. If you end up saying YES to everything, you won’t have time for the things that you most value.

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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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6 Ways to Squeeze in a Dose of Gratitude

By Melissa Eisler |

While gratitude is well known for its ability to fight a case of the blues, it isn’t always easy to practice — particularly during stressful times. Choose one of these six easy 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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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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Video: How to Achieve More By Doing Less

By Melissa Eisler |

Watch this 15-minute video filled with practical advice on how to dial back the overwhelm and busyness, to dial up the creativity, joy, and productivity.

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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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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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The Art of Mindful Listening

By Melissa Eisler |

There is a distinct difference between hearing and listening. Learn the difference, and follow these steps to turn mindful listening into a practice.

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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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