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


May 1 - 31

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



Celebrate 10 years of Mindful in May with the best of the last decade's teachings. 

  • Join Mindful in May this year to access THE BEST teachings and meditations from the last 10 years
  • Be supported to meditate for 10 mins a day using our guided meditations 
  • Improve your well-being, reduce stress, and manage uncertainty with ease 
  • Be supported and held accountable by our community and expert teachers 
  • Unlock a calmer, more focused, and less stressed version of yourself
  • Donate to help improve the lives of those living without access to clean, safe drinking water

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Whether you're a regular Mindful in May lover or you've never meditated before our research suggests that through our 10 min a day meditation online program, you'll experience measurable benefits in your daily life including:
  • Greater focus and presence
  • Less negative emotions more positive emotions
  • Better ability to manage stress
  • Greater fulfilment and flourishing

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

- Zig Ziglar

Join us for 10 minutes a day for science-backed practices that will boost your well-being and flourishing.


When you join you'll get:

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

Access via our new app and daily email reminders to keep you on track

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

Guest Experts featured in Mindful in May 

Jo Kabat-zinn

PhD is a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society.

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.

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.


How it works:

Join the 31-day Mindful in May challenge

Donate to our global clean water project (optional)

Meditate for 10 minutes a day with our guided meditations

Clear mind for you. Clean water for others.

Make a powerful difference in the world

For every $60AUD you raise, you'll be bringing clean, safe drinking water to one person - for life. Our Mindful in May community has together raised $1,020,000, bringing clean drinking water to 31,843 people!





Take a sneak peek into the program

Try out one of the many guided meditations included in the meditation library that you can access 24hrs a day to tap into greater calm.

by Elise Bialylew

When you register, 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
  • Create a regular meditation practice
  • Be part of a meditation community to get more support than a meditation app can provide


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.