Posts Tagged ‘mindfulness in RI’

Rose Quigley Molina — Part Two

Rose Quigly Molina featured image school social worker, mom, wife, business owner

“Someone believed in me.”By: Jennifer Jordan This is Part Two of a three-part series about Rose Quigley Molina, a lead social worker for Providence Public Schools and co-founder of Social Sparks, a social-emotional learning center in Lincoln, RI for children with learning differences. Resilience has been at the core of Rose’s life as a student…

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Katherine Chu

“Perfectionism’s a liar — You are enough” By: Jennifer Jordan I didn’t drink in high school. My first experience with underage drinking was the summer of 2003 – vodka and orange juice downed amidst the thrill of high school behind us, college ahead. I was a perfectionist growing up. I wanted all As, and I…

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Imani Gonzalez

“Practicing Mindfulness to Reduce Stress” 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…

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Kris Bradner

“Seeking center in the business world”By: Vanessa Weiner and Jennifer Jordan 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…

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Rose Quigley Molina — Part One

Rose Quigly Molina featured image school social worker, mom, wife, business owner

Part One: “This is who you are.” By Jennifer Jordan This is Part One of a series about Rose Molina, a lead social worker for Providence Public Schools and co-founder of Social Sparks, a social-emotional learning center in Lincoln, RI for children with learning differences. Resilience has been at the core of Rose’s life as…

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The Intention of Mindfulness

At times, mindfulness is inaccurately portrayed in the media, either trumpeted as a homeopathic cure-all or criticized as nothing more than a fad. Lately, we’ve seen mindfulness labeled as a selfish practice, grouped with other indulgences such as days at the spa or luxurious vacations which market themselves as “self-care.” These misconceptions usually refer only…

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Resilience in Action

Innovative conference and reception explore the impact of mindfulness on individuals and our community while raising money for school-based mindfulness programs for high-need students If you peruse the lineup of speakers for the Center for Resilience’s inaugural conference and reception this October, you may be wondering what a licensed psychologist, a Rhode Island police chief,…

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Introducing Center for Resilience

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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

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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