What Covid-19 Has Taught Us About Our Mental Health

With America now entering month number 7 of quarantine, we’ve really started to see the unfortunate effects of isolation and limited social interaction on our mental and physical health. We’ve had reports confirm individuals of all ages mentioning substantial increases in anxiety, depression and stress due to extended periods of time alone and not being able to see loved ones. The California …

Back on Virtual Campus: What Instructors Are Looking Forward to in 2020-21

2020 has been a year full of questions… How long are we going to be quarantined? Will my kids be able to complete all their work from home? When will restaurants be open again? What happened to all the toilet paper? Those are just the tip of the iceberg. There are countless uncertainties that still remain this year. One thing …

Wellness Bingo & Tips for Family Self-Care during Quarantine

2020 has been a year for the record books…When the Global Pandemic hit earlier this year, it forced people of all ages to carry the unfortunate burden of uncertainty, anxiety and frustration. In fact, according to a survey conducted by National Library of Medicine, almost half of Adults in the U.S. reported feeling some form of depression. The National average …

Welcome Back!

After such a challenging end to the school year, MLP spent the summer connecting with our communities, ensuring they had supportive resources available to them as they navigate these unprecedented times. Our leadership team expanded and we welcomed new teammates into new roles in the areas of programs, marketing and finance. We are also excited to announce the promotion of several MLP …

MLP Resource of the Month #5 – Mindful Hip Hop Music

“This is what we call a sit, mindfully we doin’ it, calm it down we get a grip, so our lids we do not flip.” – S.I.T. (Skills In Transformation by David Flores) These lyrics are just a sample of the many that have been created by our amazingly talented Mindful Life team and students.  It’s what’s known as our …

MLP Resource of the Month #4 – Power of the Breath

“To live mindfully, the breath is the key, breathe in….breathe out….. Release the stress, and let it all out.” – (Mindful breathing chant) We breathe all the time. But how often are we really paying attention to it? This is the core of what mindful breathing is: simply paying attention to our natural breath. A very simple, yet powerful thing …

MLP Free Resource of the Month #3 – Mindful Sit Agreements & Chants

Creating a safe and trusting environment is one of the most important keys to a successful classroom setting. Group agreements help to create safe and caring spaces that will enhance any group activity. The Mindful Sit Agreements serve as a set of clear guidelines to help students feel comfortable in an atmosphere of safety, respect and trust and aid in …

Learn more about our training programs!

Got stress? Do you feel overwhelmed often? Are your students dealing with stress, adverse childhood experiences and trauma? Being an educator is both one of the most rewarding jobs and at the same time one of the most challenging. As an educator you have to be able to be really skillful and competent at managing your own emotions and experiences …

Free MLP Resource #1 – What is Mindfulness?

Explaining what Mindfulness is may be challenging to those who are not familiar with the practice. Good news is we’ve put together a pamphlet available in English and Spanish to help explain what Mindfulness is including the science behind the practice and the health benefits. This resource can be used during parent/family nights, teacher meetings, assemblies, and presentations. Click on …