Become calmer, more focused and less stressed in only 10 mins a day.


Starts May 1st

10 mins of meditation a day over one month.


Discover the benefits.

Calmer, more focused.

A better you.


Become calmer, more focused and less stressed in only 10 mins a day.

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In today's world, maintaining our mental well-being is more crucial than ever.


Dedicate a month to optimise your mental peformance with
Mindful in May.


Mindful in May is the world’s largest online mindfulness fundraising campaign.

It's simple: we provide education, tools, and support so you can build a sustainable meditation practice to become mentally fit in one month.

Our research shows it takes only 10 mins of meditation a day to see significant positive benefits in your life. 

Feel better, and be better, while also helping improve the lives of those in urgent need of clean, safe drinking water, by making a donation to the cause this May! 

Note: Early bird closes on 19th of April


Register and experience the benefits:   

  • Finally make meditation a daily habit in life (we'll help you overcome all the predictable obstacles)
  • Develop a growth mindset and build greater resilience 
  • Deepen your wellbeing and flourishing 
  • Manage stress and overwhelm more effectively
  • Get clear about your purpose through learning to tune in deeply to yourself
  • Experience greater balance and space in life

Whether you're:

A regular Mindful in May lover,


You've never meditated before...


Our research suggests that 10 min of meditation a day will bring you measurable benefits including:

  • Greater focus and presence
  • Less negative emotions more positive emotions
  • Better ability to manage stress
  • Greater fulfilment and flourishing

How it works:


The 31-day Mindful in May challenge


To our global clean water project (optional)


10 mins a day with our guided meditations


A clear mind for you.
Clean water for others.

Hear how Mindful in May is changing lives for the better: 

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 New for 2024: Mindful in May LIVE

Weekly ONLINE LIVE GUIDED Meditation with Q&A:
Join Elise for powerful live meditation sessions, deepen your practice in community. Get your personal questions answered.  Catch up with the recordings at your convenience.

The Netflix for Wisdom and wellbeing: 
Explore this wisdom well of transformative video teachings with all of the past guests from a decade of Mindful in May. Use mindfulness to improve your relationships, work, parenting, and more.

Elise's Booklist:
Explore mindfulness more deeply with Elise’s handpicked books. Enhance your practice with this selection of inspiring reads tailored to support your journey.

All Of Our Core Offerings:

Daily guided meditations & mindfulness exercises

Exclusive interviews with renowned experts

Transformative science-backed tools for flourishing

Meditation journals and workbooks

Access to our community group to make meditation a habit

Daily email reminders to keep you on track


Experience a Taste of Mindfulness

Dive into a moment of peace with a free guided meditation from our extensive library. Discover how easy it is to find calm anytime, anywhere.

by Elise Bialylew

Guest Experts  featured in Mindful in May 

Jo Kabat-zinn

PhD, is an American professor emeritus, author, and the creator of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is a key figure in integrating mindfulness into Western medicine and health care.

American psychologist, author, and proponent of Buddhist meditation. Guiding teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation.

Parker Palmer

American author, educator, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change.

Tania Singer

A German psychologist and social neuroscientist and the scientific director of the Max Planck Society's Social Neuroscience Lab in Berlin, Germany.

Michael Merzenich

American neuroscientist and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco. A leading pioneer in brain plasticity. Author.

Stephen Porges

American psychologist and neuroscientist. Professor of Psychiatry. Author of The Polyvagal Theory.

Pamela Weiss

Buddhist teacher. Author. Executive coach, meditation teacher, and the founder of Appropriate Response.

Jeremy Hunter

PhD is a global authority on mindfulness and leadership as well as the great-grandson of a sumo wrestler. Founding Director at Executive Mind Leadership Institute


Ugandan Buddhist monk and founder of the Uganda Buddhist Centre. Author. Global meditation teacher.

Harville Hendirx and Helen Hunt

Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph. D are partners in life and work. As the founders of Imago Relationship Therapy, they have written over 10 books.

Enneagram expert and co-author of The Wisdom of the Enneagram. Co-founder of the Enneagram Institute and developer of the Riso-Hudson Type Indicator. Speaker and author.

Sharon Salzberg

World-renowned teacher of Buddhist meditation practices in the West. Co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society. Author. 

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Tibetan Buddhist master from Nepal. Head of the Tergar Meditation Community, an international network of Buddist meditation centers. TED Speaker. Author. 

Daniel Goleman

Psychologist, author and science journalist known for reporting on the brain and behavioral sciences, for the New York TimesLeading researcher on emotional intelligence.

Dr Judson Brewer

American psychiatrist, neuroscientist and  author. Studying the neural mechanisms of mindfulness and translating research findings into programs to treat addictions.

Chris Germer

Clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Specialising in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy. Meditation teacher. Author.

Mark Coleman

Meditation teacher and nature guide engaged in bringing mindful awareness practices into the outdoors as a support for presence, connection, and insight. Author.

Gil Fronsdal

Norwegian-born, American Buddhist teacher, writer and scholar with a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Stanford. Founder of the Insight Meditation Center. 

Health psychologist, lecturer at Stanford University, and leading expert in the new field of “science-help. TED Speaker. Author.

New York Times bestselling author, award-winning educator, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA. Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute.


Make a powerful difference in the world

For every $60AUD you raise, you'll  bring clean, safe drinking water to one person - for life. 

Our Mindful in May community has raised $1,038,000 bringing clean drinking water to 32,076 people!







This year, we are fundraising to bring more clean water projects to Sierra Leone.

Discover the profound difference access to clean water can make in the lives of the Sierra Leone community...

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You too, can make a difference, by making a donation to clean water projects when you register for Mindful in May.

When you join and regularly meditate with us, you'll: 

  • Become more confident, courageous and calm
  • Reduce stress and racing thoughts that can overwhelm you
  • Learn to control your emotions and not get so easily triggered
  • Reduce the worry and mind chatter
  • Be more present and less reactive
  • Be part of a meditation community to get more support than a meditation app can provide


What people say about Mindful in May...

“Elise makes meditation easy, accessible, and most importantly doable"

- Magda Szubanski

“By bringing mindfulness into my daily routine, I have seen significant improvements in my overall well-being”

- Fiona Grimwald

“The content is fantastic, I was worried I would get lost in it being a beginner but I’ve been so engaged and got a lot out of each one.”

- Melanie Duve

About the founder of Mindful in May: 

Dr Elise Bialylew is the author of the #1 bestselling meditation book, The Happiness Plan and founder of Mindful in May, the world’s largest online global mindfulness fundraising campaign that teaches thousands of people each year to meditate while raising funds to build clean water projects in the developing world.

A doctor trained in psychiatry, turned social entrepreneur and mindfulness expert, she’s passionate about supporting individuals and organisations to develop inner tools for greater well-being and flourishing.

Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times, and on Australian Television and radio.


Elise in the media

Elise talks to The Morning Show about the science and the benefits of regular meditation practice.


"The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little." 

- Zig Ziglar

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