Tamara Lechner

Certified Instructor: Meditation

Tamara Lechner is a happiness expert and Chopra-Certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor. Her mission is to be so happy that those around her cannot help but step into her light. She enjoys writing, speaking, and teaching about proactive science-based wellness including positive psychology, mindfulness, and resilience.

In 2018, she launched Positive Minds International with a goal of changing the way business, schools, and individuals create life satisfaction. Her deep belief is that happiness happens by choice, not by chance.

Articles by Tamara Lechner

You’ve heard of people being “book smart” and “street smart.” Did you know that you can also assess your emotional smarts? See where you lie on a scale of being highly emotional to emotionally blind.Read More
When burnout hits, it can be hard to see your way out of the blues. Try these five steps to help you refresh and recharge.Read More
When you take a few minutes every morning to practice gratitude by reading and reflecting on these quotes, you will stimulate your mind and open your heart. Can you think of a better way to start your morning?Read More
Rather than fighting the feeling that tells you to hibernate this winter, why not listen to your body? Here are five reasons why cocooning in the winter can help you be freshly reborn in spring.Read More
Feel inspired by movies! What a great way to indulge yourself with some quiet time on your couch—whether alone or surrounded by friends and family. Take a couple of hours to cuddle up under a blanket and let the joy in.Read More
The holiday season can often seem like the time of year to spend, spend, spend—even if your bank account won’t allow it. Focus on giving the gift of yourself instead; your heart expands more easily than your wallet.Read More
The holidays often conjure up feelings of busyness and stress—there’s so much to do and so little time! Thankfully, these five holiday rituals can help you slow down and increase your level of happiness.Read More
Work is hard—projects, meetings, deadlines, travel, etc. All of that is made more challenging if you have a problem with one of your coworkers. These tips will help you improve any unpleasant peer relationships.Read More
How can you recognize your patterns and break free from the ones that are holding you back? The following tips will help you to avoid your own personal Groundhog Day.Read More
There is so much growth, change, and evolution that often comes after pain, suffering, and tragedy. Here are nine ways in which you can find light during dark times.Read More
Who you are can help you prepare for and embrace happiness. Figuring out your approach to yourself—and to others—helps you tap into your happiness.Read More
The first step in harnessing your body’s natural pharmacy is to look for obstacles to good health in your lifestyle or environment. Once you have identified them, try these simple body remedies that help with almost any symptom.Read More
Living a fully present life keeps you from rehashing your mistakes and allows peace of mind. Here are a few tips to help you begin each day with a positive attitude.Read More
What if everything we thought about aging is wrong? Here are six ways you can turn the negative stereotypes of aging on their head.Read More
Summer is a season that comes with many rituals. Recognize how your rituals relate to the five elements foundational to Ayurvedic teachings and how to enhance them.Read More
If you've been feeling less vital and energetic or in an emotional funk, it's possible that you have a chakra that is clogged or stuck. Follow these tips to identify which chakras might be clogged and how to allow energy to flow freely once again.Read More
When you hit a crossroads, sometimes it’s hard to know what to do next. Learn to sit in the process and discover who you are and what you want in order to move forward well.Read More
Gardening is a great practice for the mind, body, and spirit. Whether you have a green thumb or are new to the game, you can reap the multiple benefits in gardening this spring and summer.Read More
In a world filled with people who have diverse passions, skills, and goals, how do you find the right mentor for you? Here are some tips.Read More
Spring is in the air, and it’s time to tackle the clutter that’s accumulated over the winter months. Don’t let the process be daunting. Understand how you can enjoy spring cleaning along with its benefits for you and your home.Read More
How can you take advantage of this transformative time of year? Try these four tips to cultivate new, healthy habits and welcome change.Read More
When you were a kid, you followed the advice of others—parents, teacher, coaches—and that probably served you well. But now, you’re no longer a kid. Learn how to listen to yourself and trust your gut when it comes to making choices.Read More
You’ve probably experienced it: that feeling of awe as you gaze across something like the Grand Canyon or when you have a mind-blowing realization. Turns out, there’s science behind those feelings. Awe can help you feel more connected, heighten your altruism, and even decrease inflammation.Read More
Following your dreams and creating the life you want can feel daunting. Don’t lose heart. There are ways to build your ideal life without breaking the bank.Read More
When you want to change a behavior, you’re usually faced with two options: moderation or abstinence. And the answer is different for everyone. Figure out how to choose the best option for you.Read More
This year, New Year’s resolutions may not be the path for you. Instead of making one day the day to prompt change in your life, choose to start living intentionally, with habits that align with your purpose as a regular part of your life.Read More
Are you determined to commit to your New Year’s resolutions this year? Try these tips from the gurus of habit formation to help you make your resolution stick for the whole year (and beyond).Read More
In order to feel happy and to flourish, you must feel connected. Find out how connected you are and read how you can cultivate stronger connections.Read More
Gifts from the heart impact both the giver and the receiver so be intentional in spreading happiness and health this holiday season. Check out these 10 gift ideas for the host/hostess.Read More
Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. But what if you’re not feeling very thankful? Give yourself some space and use these five tips to reclaim your gratitude this season.Read More
The path to becoming spiritually evolved takes many routes, and you may find that your partner is on a different route than you or not on the path at all, causing some disconnect between the two of you. Read what is means to be spiritually evolved and how to get attuned with your partner.Read More
Karma is the law of cause and effect; what you give is what you get. When we help others, we are also helping ourselves. Here are some of the benefits of service.Read More
What is it about dressing up and trick-or-treating that makes this holiday so beloved? Here are some of the reasons why we all love All Hallows Eve.Read More
Kindness is not only about what you do, but how you do it. Learn why you should practice kindness every chance you get.Read More
Mondays can be tough. After a weekend with friends, family, and fun, sometimes the last thing you want to do is go to work. Next time you’re dreading the start of the workweek, try these tips and see what a difference they make.Read More
Overcoming disappointment is the key to becoming resilient and developing a mindset that enables you to keep trying when things aren’t going the way you want. Here are nine tips.Read More
Love, awe, amusement, and joy are just a few of the positive emotions that can make life more fulfilling. Learn what each positive emotion is and how to embrace them as they happen in your life.Read More
Fueling your body with food and your mind with information is something you do every single day. Everthing you take in affects your mood, your health, and your relationships. Here are some tips on how to eat right and practice positivity.Read More
Knowing that happiness is a choice means if you aren’t quite as happy as you want to be, you can make changes now. Try implementing these six daily habits to increase your sense of joy and peace.Read More
Like most valuable skills, resilience and grit take practice. Fostering these mindset-expanding traits will have a positive impact on every aspect of your life. Find out how to get started.Read More
Many companies are joining the mindful movement, recognizing that putting the mental health of their employees first increases creativity, focus, and productivity. Read how some of the big names in business are promoting meditation practices in the workplace.Read More
In today's climate where we often define ourselves by how busy we are, spending a little time in nature each day goes a long way toward increased vitality. Check out these seven ways nature can help to keep you happier, healthier, and more productive.Read More
Children are being over-medicated for stress- and anxiety-related issues, which are at an all-time high. Fortunately, meditation and mindfulness activities can provide a proven alternative to drugs for stress reduction—and children can find the activities fun, too.Read More
The word “judgment” often comes with a negative connotation, but it's actually an important way in which we filter our life experiences through our core belief systems. Read how you can improve your judgment to make more confident decisions.Read More
As adults, we are told to trust our gut or to follow our instinct. But when we have spent our formative years turning down the volume of our inner voice, how can we begin to trust ourselves again? Try these practices to increase your self-trust.Read More
True leaders teach us new ways to think, to live, to be. They inspire us to challenge the status quo and see every obstacle as an opportunity for growth. Get inspired by checking out these five empowering leaders.Read More
Despite popular belief, you don't need angst or sadness to stimulate creativity; meditation can provide the same inspiration. Read how you can improve your creativity by focusing inward and trusting your instinct.Read More
Mindfulness can be a valuable tool for parenting, especially in trying moments when everything seems to be overwhelming. Read how you and your children can practice mindfulness in order to foster deeper and happier family relationships.Read More
Whether you're a beginner or experienced meditator, you'll find that getting back to basics is a great way to refresh your understanding of meditation. Check out this alphabetical reminder of the benefits of meditation.Read More
Someone irritates you: Do you snap back, think of a response, or worry about the other person's perception of you? Understanding where these different reactions come from in your subtle body (mind, intellect, or ego) can help you master your reactions and come closer to your true self.Read More