It’s Arizona Gives Day on April 5th, a statewide day of giving to local charities. With 900 charities registered for this event, it will prove to be an exciting day. There’s one in particular I’m hoping Arizonans will be supporting – award-winning, Scottsdale based non-profit, Mindfulness First (the charity I work with). Honored by Arianna […]

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  I didn’t know quite to expect as I walked in the front doors of Crockett Elementary in South Phoenix, Arizona. What I had heard was this was a low-income school with a high population of refugees and they were all in for mindfulness training for the entire school. As a long-time yoga and mindfulness […]

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  On the eve of our first schoolwide Mindfulness assembly at Crockett Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona, I am reflecting back to how we got here and from where we have come. Crockett is an inner city K-6 school of 460 students with a 100% free and reduced school lunch rate. We have a high […]

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Mindfulness is a popular word all of a sudden, but it’s really important to understand that it’s not a “thing.” It’s not a product, gimmick or concept. It’s about spending time introspectively experiencing how our own body works — our senses, thoughts, emotions, and feelings, physical and mental impulses — so that we can begin […]

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