About Melli

Melli O’Brien is a speaker, writer, mindfulness teacher and the co-founder and co-host of Mindfulness.com.

She is also the co-founder and host of The Mindfulness Summit, the world’s largest mindfulness conference. The Summit is a not-for-profit project which has so far raised $750,000 for mindfulness-based charities around the world.

Known for her down-to-earth, engaging and authentic teaching style, Melli has guided thousands of people through retreats and courses over the last decade and the readership of her blog on mindful living, MrsMindfulness.com, is over 200,000 people.

You can access a library of Melli’s talks, meditations and courses at Mindfulness.com

Melli’s been featured in

The Huffington PostAustralian Yoga JournalPrime 7Elephant Journal2GB 872AM

The Huffington PostAustralian Yoga Journal

Prime 7Elephant Journal

2GB 872AM

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Immerse yourself in nature, enjoy healthy food and learn meditation and the art of mindful living. Relax, unwind and learn valuable skills that will last a lifetime.

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From custom made workshops for business to keynote speaking at conferences. Learn how Melli can bring her knowledge and wisdom to your organisation or event.

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Blog

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Enjoy ‘mindfulness masterclass’ videos with leading experts, get free meditations and read value packed articles on mindful living.

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Featured Posts

The Four Keys to Overcoming Negative Thinking…for Good

The Four Keys to Overcoming Negative Thinking…for Good

Do you struggle with negative thinking? Maybe you have a harsh inner critic that crushes your confidence? Perhaps you get caught in worry, stress, anxiety, depression? Or have a pessimistic view of life? If that sounds like you, then you probably know how painful the...

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Start Here

Start Here

Hi and welcome, I'm Melli. I'm a writer, speaker, mindfulness teacher and the co-founder and host of Mindfulness.com. My own passion for teaching and sharing mindfulness stems from my first-hand experience of overcoming depression and an eating disorder after learning...

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What Is Mindfulness? (And What Does It Mean To You?)

What Is Mindfulness? (And What Does It Mean To You?)

Have you ever driven your car somewhere and arrived at your destination only to realise you remember nothing about your journey? Or started eating a packet of chips and then suddenly noticed all you had left in your hands was an empty packet? Most of us have! These...

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Latest Posts

Free articles, masterclasses, meditations and videos from the blog
How are you, really?

How are you, really?

For most of us daily life is full and busy. And all of this busy-ness can turn into a bit of an autopilot way of living, where we just keep going through the motions, one day after another.  And the faster we go, the more we do, the less we tend to pause and reconnect...

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Choose discomfort over resentment

Choose discomfort over resentment

Recently a friend and I were talking over dinner, and she made a comment about my life choices. While I understood what she said wasn’t intended to hurt me…her words stung. I brushed it off in the moment, but the next day, I found myself feeling resentful towards her....

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3 Tools for Mental Strength in Tough Times

3 Tools for Mental Strength in Tough Times

The past two years have just been a lot haven’t they? Especially the last few months here in Australia. Lockdowns and restrictions. The rise of Omicron. Constant uncertainty. I don’t think many of us are having an easy time of it. I don’t know about you, but if I...

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The Seven Day Attention Diet

The Seven Day Attention Diet

Things are pretty heavy online at the moment. From divisive social media posts and sensational news headlines to misinformation campaigns and a huge rise in junk information. It’s a lot to handle. How are you holding up in the midst of that? I’m hearing a lot of...

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How to cope in a crisis

How to cope in a crisis

As Covid-19 has spread through the world, we have seen and experienced the parallel spread of anxiety, stress, depression and addiction as well. As humans, we’re hardwired to crave stability, safety and certainty, so it’s perfectly natural to feel unsettled and...

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Why You Want to Stop Running From Your Shadow-Side

Why You Want to Stop Running From Your Shadow-Side

We all have a ‘shadow’ side. Our personal ‘shadow’ is made up of the parts of ourselves that we do not accept and do not want to see. Our shadow is rooted in shame, by our sense of being basically unworthy or deficient as we are. When we run from our shadow, it then...

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Praise

What People Are Saying

“It is one thing to talk eloquently on the subject of mindfulness and it is another thing to actually practice mindfulness. Melli is one of those select few who walks her talk.”

Swami Kriyatma

Mangrove Mountain, Australia

 “Did this weekend meet my expectations? Above and beyond. These days at the ‘Art of Mindful Living Retreat’ have been a life changer”

Claire Toohey

Newcastle, Australia

“‘The Art of Mindful Living’ Retreat with Mellissa exceeded all my expectations.”

Penny Moyes

Western Australia