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About

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to offer a variety of options for developing the artful skill of "paying attention to the here and now with kindness and curiosity". ​​

We want people to directly experience how their ability to simply notice, allow and accept their full experience empowers them to respond to life versus react to it. We desire for this clarity to benefit people as early in life as possible so they can choose helpful words and actions for a long time to come. We specialize in connecting mindfulness concepts to young people's lives on the sports field, in the classroom, in their relationships... We offer mindfulness against this backdrop to the adults in their lives too.

Our talent lies in attentively focusing and refocusing on those we are exploring with-- so our work is real, creative and immediately practical. ​​We want to make sure it resonates and can be practiced in a feasible way. May young people experience mindfulness like a non-super superpower: just a way to better understand their minds, self-regulate and develop capacities specific for growth like resilience, openness, curiosity, empathy, meta-cognition and the ability to focus. Here's to Lifelong "Shine"!
Our Process
We combine secular, universal mindfulness concepts with body science, ​​best teaching
practices and embracement of neurodiversity to point the attention of kindergarteners through young adults toward their own wisdom within the context of all that's going on around them.

We teach lessons, hold group sessions, facilitate assemblies and targeted presentations, provide professional development, coach one-on-one and more. We explore formal and informal mindfulness techniques through movement, interactive discussion, ​games, activities, poems, equations, exercises, stories and tools-- like bubbles and flashlights. Meditation is a formal way to practice mindfulness, and we carefully guide brief age-appropriate practices that are respectful and inclusive of all cultures, religions, traditions and backgrounds.

​We support children, teens and their caregivers with simple, quick, routine ways to independently practice their mindfulness skills so they become strong.

    
Our Benefits
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Increased "shine" power. Our work complements 25 years of in-depth research that shows mindfulness increases attention and focus; reduces stress, anxiety and depression; and increases well-being.

Specifically, children and teens experience:​

  • Increased executive function (working memory, planning, organization and impulse control)
  • Decreased ADHD behaviors
  • Fewer conduct and anger management problems
  • Increased emotional regulation and self-calming
  • Increased social skills, social compliance and care for others
  • Decreased negative affect
  • Increased sense of calmness, relaxation and self-acceptance
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Increased quality of sleep​