16 episodes

Melli O’Brien is an internationally known mindfulness and mental strength coach. With over a decade of experience, she has helped thousands of people from around the world to perform at their peak under pressure and become mentally stronger. She is also the co-founder of mindfulness.com and the creator of ‘mindfulness based mental strength training’ (MB-MST) a 4 step framework to grow mental strength.
She is also the co-founder of ‘the mindfulness summit, the world's largest mindfulness conference. Through her work she has donated over $750,000 to mental health charities around the world.
The mentally stronger podcast gives you practical, evidence based and cutting edge ways to help you let go of the stress and mental struggles that are holding you back, perform at your peak under pressure and grow an unshakable core of inner strength that stays with you no matter what life throws your way.
● If you are struggling with anxiety, stress, self-doubt or overwhelm and want to become more resilient and energized again
● If you are facing a big challenge right now and want to stay strong in the face of adversity or bounce back after a set back.
● If you want to let go of the crap that's holding you back so you can be the best version of yourself.
● If you want to learn how to uplevel your mental strength so you can perform at your peak and make your maximum contribution in the world.
You’re in the right place.
In each episode Melli will teach you how to train your mind so that you can reduce mental struggles, grow mental strengths, unlock your potential and create the life you want.

Mentally Stronger Melli O'Brien

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Melli O’Brien is an internationally known mindfulness and mental strength coach. With over a decade of experience, she has helped thousands of people from around the world to perform at their peak under pressure and become mentally stronger. She is also the co-founder of mindfulness.com and the creator of ‘mindfulness based mental strength training’ (MB-MST) a 4 step framework to grow mental strength.
She is also the co-founder of ‘the mindfulness summit, the world's largest mindfulness conference. Through her work she has donated over $750,000 to mental health charities around the world.
The mentally stronger podcast gives you practical, evidence based and cutting edge ways to help you let go of the stress and mental struggles that are holding you back, perform at your peak under pressure and grow an unshakable core of inner strength that stays with you no matter what life throws your way.
● If you are struggling with anxiety, stress, self-doubt or overwhelm and want to become more resilient and energized again
● If you are facing a big challenge right now and want to stay strong in the face of adversity or bounce back after a set back.
● If you want to let go of the crap that's holding you back so you can be the best version of yourself.
● If you want to learn how to uplevel your mental strength so you can perform at your peak and make your maximum contribution in the world.
You’re in the right place.
In each episode Melli will teach you how to train your mind so that you can reduce mental struggles, grow mental strengths, unlock your potential and create the life you want.

    Resume Virtues vs Eulogy Virtues

    Resume Virtues vs Eulogy Virtues

    How can we cultivate a life of great meaning and fulfilment? 
    Much of our lives are in pursuit of material goals and achievements like salary, job title, educational achievements and so on. While these things are great goals to have, if we want to find more meaning in our lives, we must not only pursue our “resume virtues,” but also focus on “eulogy virtues” as well. 
    In this episode of Mentally Stronger, I explore the difference between resume and eulogy virtues and how the latter can help us live a life of greater meaning. I also explore some simple steps you can try today to start living more closely aligned to your eulogy virtues.  
    Listen to learn: 
    What eulogy and resume virtues are The different effects of focusing on resume vs. eulogy virtues Why we often overlook eulogy virtues Three steps for living more closely aligned to our virtues  Why resume virtues aren’t wrong, they just shouldn’t be your sole focus  
    Key links: 
    Melli O’Brien: https://melliobrien.com 

    • 8 min
    What Is Toxic Positivity?

    What Is Toxic Positivity?

    Positivity is a wonderful thing. But there are times when it can go too far.  
    Toxic positivity is a term used to describe an unhealthy fixation with positive thinking styles and pleasant emotional states.  
    Someone caught up in toxic positivity may try to be happy all the time, put positive spins on negative experiences, and even encourage others to remain positive in tragic and traumatic times. While this sounds like a good thing in principle, it can prevent us from healing and growing.  
    In this episode of Mentally Stronger, I explore the implications of toxic positivity and share my four ways to avoid it in your own life and have a healthier emotional expression.  
    Key links: 
    Melli O’Brien: https://melliobrien.com

    • 6 min
    The Hypnotic Effect of Language: Change Your Words and You Can Change Your World

    The Hypnotic Effect of Language: Change Your Words and You Can Change Your World

    We often think of language as a vehicle for expressing ourselves to others. But we also speak to ourselves all the time in our minds. 
    What we don’t often realise is the significant impact of the words we choose to use. These words make a huge impression on our moods, other people’s moods and even our health.
    In this episode of Mentally Stronger, I look at how changing our language, both within our self-talk and when we talk to others, can really transform us mentally and help us be kinder, more compassionate people.  
    Listen to learn: 
    How your thoughts impact your mind and body What language can do to your moods How styles of thinking link to immunity About shifting your focus to helpful ways of thinking or speaking 
    Key links: 
    Melli O’Brien: https://melliobrien.com 

    • 8 min
    Don’t Take Things Personally, and Reduce Conflict

    Don’t Take Things Personally, and Reduce Conflict

    When frustrating, aggravating or upsetting things happen in life, do you often find yourself taking it personally?
    Sometimes we can feel targeted or angered when things don’t go our way or when a person we love doesn’t do what we expect of them. But cultivating self-compassion, curiosity and compassion for other people can help.
    In this episode of Mentally Stronger, I explore how we can take a step back and become calmer and less reactive when these things happen.
    More often than not, things we take personally are the result of a number of causes and conditions which nobody can control.
    When a shop clerk comes across as rude, somebody cuts you up on the road or your partner forgets to take out the garbage, it’s hard to remember it’s not personal. But follow the steps in this episode and you can lead a more compassionate, calm and less reactive life.

    • 9 min
    How Are You Defining Success?

    How Are You Defining Success?

    We live in a world where the media defines success. Cash, cars, and expensive clothes are what many of us strive for, and we are told achieving these goals will make us happy and successful.
    But how much of that is really true?
    In this episode of Mentally Stronger, I ask: “How are you defining success?”
    It’s important to remember that we don’t have to buy into the idea that material wealth and individual achievement are what make us successful. We can determine our own goals and motivators to personify what we believe success to be.
    Watch to learn:
    How chasing material wealth can lead to anxiety and depressionWhy chasing this type of happiness causes us to push happiness awayHow to retrain your idea of successExcellent findings from Tim Kasser’s research (linked below)
    Key links:
    Melli O’Brien: https://melliobrien.com Tim Kasser's research: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0146167213484586Tim Kasser’s book: https://www.amazon.com/High-Price-Materialism-Tim-Kasser/dp/026261197X

    • 7 min
    Cultivating True Self-Worth

    Cultivating True Self-Worth

    For many of us, we look to external factors to boost our self-worth. We compare ourselves to others and conclude that we are less or more good-looking, wealthy or successful than them.
    But is our worthiness really in our behaviours and what others think of us?
    In this episode of Mentally Stronger, I explore the best ways to cultivate true self-worth and look at how, turning the pattern of seeking external validation on its head, can transform feelings of self-acceptance.
    Practicing mindfulness and switching our focus can really help us let go of looking outside of ourselves for worthiness and begin to cultivate it from within.
    Listen to learn:
    How to accept and love yourself unconditionallyThat we’re all inherently worthyWhy cultivating true self-worth doesn’t prohibit self-improvementTwo ways to cultivate true, lasting self-worth right now

    • 10 min

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MELLI IS THE BEST

So excited for Melli’s podcast. She brings a true authenticity to the world of podcasting and is a true gem!!!!

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