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.
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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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