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Melissa Eisler

Certified Leadership & Career Coach, Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Author

Melissa is the Senior Content Strategist at the Chopra Center. Also an ICF Certified Leadership and Career Coach (ACC) and certified meditation and yoga instructor, she is passionate about motivating people to live a healthy, balanced, and purposeful life. You can learn more about Melissa’s coaching practice at MelissaEisler.com. Melissa is also the author of The Type A's Guide to Mindfulness: Meditation for Busy Minds and Busy People, a practical guide for new meditators in the modern world, and the creator of mindfulminutes.com, a personal blog about mindfulness and life balance in the digital age. 

As an ICF Certified Leadership and Career Coach, Melissa works with leaders and rising stars with want to bring a more mindful and confident approach to their careers. Melissa is especially passionate about helping her clients develop their self-confidence, improve their communication skills, find a healthy work-life balance, and become more effective at achieving the things they want to achieve.

She blends nearly 15 years of experience in the corporate world with her background in mindfulness to help her clients explore, discover, and achieve. She also enjoys leading classes, workshops, and trainings about mindfulness for leaders. 

Her favorite part of coaching, teaching, and writing about the world of personal growth and mindfulness is the challenge of finding the right way to connect with people so they can relate to and benefit from the practices and ancient wisdom.

Learn more about Melissa at www.MelissaEisler.com or www.MindfulMinutes.com

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Articles by Melissa Eisler

A virtue is a habit of doing good—it not only encourages you to do good acts but allows you to give the best of yourself. Here is a week’s worth of virtues so you can focus on practicing one a day for a week to gain insight.Read More
The people you surround yourself with—friends, family, coworkers—can strongly influence your health. Here are some tips from centenarians on how to nurture your relationships and engage in your community for a long, healthy life.Read More
Confrontations can often come with a negative connotation. However, confrontation is a healthy avenue for you to stand up for yourself and your beliefs. Here are some tips to help you stay mindful and confident in the face of conflict.Read More
Spring is a great time to clear out things that are no longer serving you—including any bad habits and self-limiting beliefs you have about yourself. Here are five tips to identify, assess, and let go of old mindsets so you can make room for new ones.Read More

Buying organic food can be an expensive endeavor, but there are many tricks you can try to help you save money. Watch your wallet and eat healthy when you keep these budget-friendly tips in mind.Read More
Exercise is an important part of living a long, healthy life. Here are some out-of-the-box ways to stay active throughout the day that don’t involve hitting the gym or exercise class.Read More
Not only is discovering a life purpose your first step in living your most conscious life, it can also help you live a longer, healthier life, according to studies of centenarians who live in the Blue Zones. Read how you can find and live out your purpose.Read More
“Blue Zones” are areas in the world where people live the longest. To no surprise, one of the factors that is involved in their longevity is cultivating a healthy diet. Find out how to follow in their footsteps and extend your lifespan with these healthy eating tips.Read More
How you start your morning determines the tone for the rest of the day. Here are 10 simple habits that you can use to create a morning routine that will set you up for success.Read More
There are times in your spiritual journey when you might need to change course. Whether you’ve been stuck, you’re feeling apathetic, or you’re seeking growth, here are four ways to strengthen your spirituality.Read More
Do you have a hard time making decisions? Find out how to step into your own power by learning to trust your gut, so you can confidently grace others with your insight and wisdom.Read More
What better way to connect to the space element than to incorporate it into your daily yoga practice? Here are seven poses to try.Read More
There are people who always seem to land the dream job or live the dream life, fulfilling their dharma in meaningful ways. Fortunately, those people aren’t just subject to luck. Opportunities are present all around you as well; you just need to learn how to step into them.Read More
Music is a universal language. It has the unique ability to connect you to the Universe in ways you can’t find elsewhere. Learn how to embrace the healing benefits of music to improve your overall well-being.Read More
If you’re pinched for time and tired of the same old recipes, it’s time to spice up your kitchen. Take note of these eight items that will add to your credibility as a chef and reduce your time spent in the kitchen.Read More
Spending the day relaxed on your couch, binge-watching your favorite Netflix show isn’t always a bad thing … unless it becomes your norm. Find out why you should ditch the controller and embrace life to the fullest.Read More
Your health is the most important thing you have. Take this quiz to find out what you need to learn about your own state of health and well-being.Read More
When times are hard, it can feel as though you’re fighting your life every step of the way. Connect with something greater than yourself to find the peace, comfort, and sanctuary you’re seeking.Read More
In a world full of fear, stress, and sadness, it can become second-nature to develop a negative worldview. Cultivating hope can mean the difference between letting your circumstances bring you down and living a life that embraces goodness.Read More
In a world where there’s much to be taken seriously, it’s important to remember to laugh. Laughter meditation provides a fun, meaningful way to tap into joy that will carry over into other parts of your life.Read More
Letting doubt and uncertainty hijack your life doesn’t allow you to step into the freedom of your true self. Instead of letting negativity win, use your inner power and the love of others to fight back.Read More
What better way to strengthen your connection to the air element than through your daily yoga practice? To get started, try these seven poses.Read More
Creating a sacred space can be a powerful part of the meditation experience, even on the go. Follow these steps next time you’re in need of meditation and are away from your normal routine.Read More
Learn to nourish yourself with these yoga poses that are aimed to balance the water element within you.Read More
If you’re a natural empath, chances are you’ve felt the weight of the world on your shoulders. To reap the benefits of empathy, you need to understand how to make it work for you so you don’t become a victim to other people’s emotions and thought processes.Read More
A great way to increase your connection with the earth element is to practice grounding yoga poses. Here are eight poses to help you find a sense of stability and security, and improve your balance.Read More
This year, try throwing resolutions out the window and make positive changes in a different kind of way. Here are five alternatives to making New Year’s resolutions that will leave you feeling satisfied for who you are.Read More
It’s easy to get into the habit of eating on the run. Learn why you should kick the habit and harness the power of connecting over a meal at the table.Read More
One way to better attune with the elements and their effects on your body is to incorporate them into your yoga practice. Here are seven poses that focus on stoking your internal flame by connecting you to the fire element.Read More
Hiking up and down a mountain carrying a day back can be a strenuous activity, putting a lot of pressure on your joints and muscles. Add these six yoga poses before and after your hike—or even along the trail—to prevent injury and relieve tightness.Read More
The holidays can be a time of joy, cheer, and gratitude; they can also be really stressful. Commit to being a better you this holiday season by following these helpful tips.Read More
Kindness makes the world a better place. Whether you want to perk up a loved one, coworker, acquaintance, total stranger, or yourself, you’ll accomplish it all in one random act of goodness. Check out these 99 ways you can practice kindness that cost little to no time or money, and will make a lasting impact.Read More
If you’ve reached senior status and you’re not already practicing yoga, now’s a good time to begin. Here are five yoga poses that can help improve balance, relieve joint pain, and restore strength and flexibility as you age.Read More
Seniors, who often struggle with pain, joint stress, imbalance, osteoarthritis, and other physical limitations, can benefit from incorporating a yoga practice into their daily routine. Here are some of the reasons.Read More
Are you yearning to reap the benefits of a meditation practice, but intimidated by the act of sitting still? Try these eight activities that will effectively help you cultivate a state of peaceful awareness in more creative ways.Read More
In an age where stress is the norm, it’s important to know how to overcome it. Check out these 10 effective strategies to manage your stress and find balance in your life.Read More
Looking to plan a vacation incorporating your mindfulness and wellness practices? Take this mini quiz to find the best type of mindfulness event to match your style and interests.Read More
Ganesha is one of the most distinctive Hindu deities with his large elephant head and pot-bellied human body. He plays a dual role of a supreme being powerful enough to remove obstacles and ensure success or create obstructions for those whose ambition has become destructive. Ganesha is an...Read More
Shiva, whose name means “auspicious one” in Sanskrit, is both a protector and destroyer. He can be a source of inspiration or act as a role model as you try to achieve a goal.Read More
The word archetype often evokes thoughts of one-dimensional characters—the sage, the adventurer, the saint, and sinner—found in literature or the movies. But in the Vedic traditions, an archetype is a perennial theme that resides in the universal soul.Read More
Most of us are familiar with four basic tastes—sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. But in Ayurveda, there are actually six tastes. Uncover what they are, which foods fall into each category, and how it all affects your doshas.Read More
We often think of Ayurvedic foods as healthy and flavorful, but full of hard-to-find ingredients requiring hours of preparation. Not so with these three recipes—they will dazzle the dining table and go easy on your schedule.Read More
Want to learn to meditate, but don't know where to start? With the many classes, programs, styles, and techniques out there, it can be overwhelming for beginners. Take this quiz and let us sift through the many options and guide you to the best next step for you.Read More
Vishnu is seen as the divine arbitrator. He protects justice and moral order by mediating disagreements, whether they involve humans or gods. He is an archetype you might call on when seeking patience.Read More
Brahma, the god of creation, is usually depicted as a bearded, four-faced, four-armed deity. These four faces represent the sacred knowledge of the four Vedas: Rig , Yajur , Sama , and Atharva . The faces symbolize that Brahma is the source of all knowledge needed for the creation of the universe...Read More
Shakti, one of the most important goddesses in the Hindu pantheon, is really a divine cosmic energy that represents feminine energy and the dynamic forces that move through the universe.Read More
Exercising your mind may be just as important as exercising your body. Adding brain teasers and learning activities that support mental agility to your weekly routine not only boost your memory, but can also protect against aging and certain types of dementia , and improve the quality of life in...Read More
Guduchi, one of the most valued herbs in the Ayurvedic pharmacy, is considered an effective treatment for a wide range of ailments—everything from the common cold to skin conditions. Discover how you can use it.Read More
Kapalabhati breathing is an advanced yogic breathing technique that cleanses and detoxifies your mind and body. Learn all about the benefits and find out how to reap the rewards of this ancient exercise.Read More
Looking to simultaneously relax and energize your mind and body? Your answer may be an ancient yogic breathing technique called Ujjayi. Follow this guide to get started.Read More

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