Mindful Musings Blog

Introducing Center for Resilience

Oct 14, 2018

Welcome to Center for Resilience, a nonprofit dedicated to introducing and strengthening mindfulness practice in diverse settings – classroom, community and workplace. Our approach helps students become ready to learn and thrive in school, and empowers people of all ages to manage stress, cultivate compassion and expand their capacity for reflection, purpose and balance. Center…

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Mindfulness Off the Cushion

Oct 14, 2018

I recently read the “Mindfulness Gets a Hobby” article on mindful.org that talks about how mindfulness practices are often missing the playfulness and creativity that allow one to really open up, embrace, and enjoy mindfulness practice. It goes on to say that play “enhances learning—there’s a number of studies showing that play enhances our ability…

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Rose Quigley Molina

Jun 17, 2018

Part One: “This is who you are.” Rose remembers the day she first learned the definition of the word “resilience.” She was a student at Mount Pleasant High School in Providence, and her principal, Nancy Mullen, had seen something special in Rose from the very beginning of her freshman year. Principal Mullen knew a bit…

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Imani Gonzalez: “Practicing mindfulness to reduce stress”

May 12, 2018

Imani Gonzalez juggles long school days, a 30-hour-per-week job, and athletics – a lot for any student, let alone a high school junior who is worried about getting into college. Imani, however, has an advantage – tools to help her manage the stress. A longtime student of mindfulness classes at her school with Center for…

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Kris Bradner: “Seeking center in the business world”

Mar 20, 2018

Kris Bradner is no stranger to seeking balance in her busy life. As an entrepreneur, Kris has worked with her team to keep the company culture healthy and run the business efficiently. These are no small tasks, especially when combined with her other priorities:  rearing her children, pursuing passions, making time to exercise, and trying to squeeze in a date night with her husband every now and then. Being…

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Intentions over Resolutions

Jan 1, 2018

We have all started years with grand plans and promises. These resolutions can bring a sense of purpose and a promise of happiness… for about 2 weeks, until they dissolve into guilt for eating that cookie, taking advantage of that huge sale, or not cleaning the house before bed. Research shows that about 80% of us…

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