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.

Melli’s been quoted in

The Huffington PostAustralian Yoga JournalPrime 7Elephant Journal2GB 872AM

The Huffington PostAustralian Yoga Journal

Prime 7Elephant Journal

2GB 872AM

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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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Start Here

G’day, and thanks so much for reading! I’m Melli, I’m a mindfulness teacher but first and foremost, a mindfulness practitioner. You can find out more about me here. I originally created this blog as a way to support those who had completed a mindfulness retreat or...

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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

The Mental Baggage We Carry

Today I’m going to share a zen parable about how we can set down the mental baggage we carry and find freedom right where we stand. There’s a well known parable about this. A senior monk and a junior monk were traveling together. At one point, they came to a wide...

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Blooming in the Winter

This is the Magnolia tree by my front door. It is one of my favourite things about winter here in Australia (yep, I’m back in Oz). Every time I go out my door it’s the first thing I see. Not only is it a beautiful tree but it’s nature teaches me a valuable and timely...

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Overthinking? It May be Making You Depressed and Anxious

This is not an easy time for most of us, hey? And to make matters worse our knee jerk way of dealing with the challenges we face may be making it much harder. You see, when a great challenge or stressful event happens to us, many of us have an unconscious response...

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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