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 quoted in

The Huffington PostAustralian Yoga JournalPrime 7Elephant Journal2GB 872AM

The Huffington PostAustralian Yoga Journal

Prime 7Elephant Journal

2GB 872AM

How I Can Help

Retreats

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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 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

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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Free articles, masterclasses, meditations and videos from the blog
Feeling Weary? A Simple Question For a Worn Out Heart

Feeling Weary? A Simple Question For a Worn Out Heart

Hey beautiful people, How are you hanging in there? Man, we sure are living in overwhelming times right now. The political instability, racial injustice, and the pandemic have left many of us in a state of spiritual PTSD. With climate change and technological...

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Shedding the Past

Shedding the Past

As we travel through life, we tend to accumulate a lot of conditioning and all kinds of baggage along the way. We have a tendency to wake up in the morning and pick up our past wounds, regrets, limiting beliefs, self judgements, resentments and grievances and our...

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You Are Nature Unfolding

You Are Nature Unfolding

So as we go about our daily life we tend to be very focused on our own responsibilities, our to do list and our goals. We tend to get very busy. But beneath all of that activity on the surface of our lives, there is a connection to rhythm and a pulse of nature. There...

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The Mantra of Understanding

The Mantra of Understanding

Today I’m going to share with you what I like to call my ‘mantra of understanding’ Adopting this mantra and this way of seeing has created a huge positive shift in my relationships, both with others and with myself. This mantra is this: Everyone is doing the best that...

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Seeing Our Behavioural Blind Spots

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

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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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