A reflection on the birth of MLP: 9 Years ago!

By JG Larochette, Founder and Director, Mindful Life Project It feels like yesterday, I remember so vividly my first mindfulness experience, and then just a few weeks later bringing it to my 3rd graders at Coronado Elementary School in Richmond, CA. In 2011 I went through an internal suffering that I never could have imagined possible. Anxiety and depression riddled …

Teacher Appreciation Week 2021 !

Happy teacher appreciation week!  If there was anything that the past year or so has taught us, is that life is fluid and to expect the unexpected. When March 2020 came last year, the world seemingly stopped. The ‘two week break’  most school communities thought would be on quickly turned into a month. Which then turned into the rest of …

Every Kid Healthy Week !

Happy Friday everyone! For those who didn’t already know, this past Monday was the official kickoff for Every Kid Healthy week. An annual observance created in 2013, dedicated to celebrate school health and wellness achievements. In reference to a post this past Monday on our MLP social medias, we reiterated the importance of the many layers that create an individual’s …

Entering the Weekend with Intention

As Friday arrives and we all start to prepare for the weekend, there are often specific intentions we make when going into our days off. That often includes hanging out with friends and family, spending time outdoors, learning something new or even just laying around on the couch and binging Netflix. Regardless, if your ‘weekend’ begins on Friday evening or …

MLP Free Resource of the Month: Recovering from an emotionally draining week

It’s Friday! We hope that you have had a wonderful week and we send you so much heartfulness your way if it was tough one. We at MLP both practice and teach deep presence and radical acceptance of whatever is arising in our inner experience. Just like anyone, our staff at MLP has emotionally taxing days and weeks, but our …

SEL Day: The Importance of SEL in Education

Working in the public education system for over a decade has provided me with many opportunities for reflection and insight into how we can support our young people and families who have the highest needs. Our communities face so many obstacles outside of the classroom such as homelessness, food insecurity, and community violence, that when students arrive on campus we …

MLP Stands in Solidarity with the AAPI Community

It goes without question that the recent events we’ve seen transpire across this country towards the Asian American & Pacific Islander Community community are beyond sickening & disappointing. Our hearts go out to those not only affected by the tragic events that have taken place in Atlanta earlier this week, but the countless other AAPI citizens who have been victimized by …

Official kickoff of MLP X Golden State Warriors ‘ Peaceful Warrior Program!

Tuesday was the beginning of something historic for our students, educators, entire school communities and beyond as we this week marked the kickoff of this year’s collaborative Peaceful Warrior Program, sponsored by the Golden State Warriors and Adobe! Our first week we featured two wonderful schools from Northern California, Costaño School of the Arts in Palo Alto and Starlight Elementary …

MLP New Organizational World Premiere!

Mindful Life Project is excited to announce our new organizational video! Get insight into the programs and trainings we provide for schools across the country and the amazing youth, teachers and communities we work with. We’re always looking for new partnerships, so let us know if you are interested in working with us or finding out more about our organization!