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 as well as Daily Mindfulness coaching from Melli and her co-host Cory. Sign up for free here.

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The Huffington PostAustralian Yoga Journal

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Featured Posts

The Four Keys to Overcoming Negative Thinking…for Good

Do you ever struggle with negative thinking? If you have a harsh inner critic or get caught in worry, stress, anxiety, depression or wrestle with low self-worth, then you know some of the symptoms first hand. Negative (unhelpful) thinking patterns can have a strong...

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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?)

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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Free articles, masterclasses, meditations and videos from the blog

Seeing Our Behavioural Blind Spots

This week's invitation is a juicy one. It’s the invitation to notice our behavioural blind spots. I think one of the things many of us find difficult when it comes to living with awareness is seeing the areas where we are stuck in our own patterns, our own neurosis,...

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Unlocking the Gift of Impermanence

If we want to live fully, it is wise to keep an awareness of impermanence and death by our side. By seeing deeply into the fleeting nature of life, we naturally feel an enormous sense of appreciation for what we have. We don’t take things, or people, for granted any...

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When Love Is the Foundation

We don’t often talk about love when we talk about mindfulness, but in fact love is such an integral aspect of awareness that the two cannot be separated. Spiritual teacher Ram Dass therefore rarely uses the word awareness on its own. He calls it ‘loving awareness’....

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Switching Self-Improvement to Self-Love

So often in life we become quite fixated on the idea of improving ourselves. And I think when people first come to mindfulness they have this idea that this is what mindfulness is all about - making ourselves better. But mindfulness is not so much about improving,...

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Pivot Towards Purpose

Today I’m going to share a mindfulness micro-practice I call the ‘pivot towards purpose’. So just to begin with I invite you to ponder how your own values come to life each day. Maybe you value compassion and that means you always make a point to check in on your...

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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.”

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Western Australia

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