What should schools be more focused on: Academic learning loss or “social emotional learning loss”?

While academic learning loss is real, and something we should be trying to mitigate as much as possible, the biggest and most important focus in schools should be on “social-emotional learning loss”. We are facing what many mental health experts are expressing as the biggest mental health crisis since World War 2. The ripple effect (more like tidal waves) that …

Mindful Resource of the Month: Mindful emotions, thoughts, heartfulness during challenging times

With the heart-breaking scene our nation witnessed on Wednesday, it’s apparent there is a lot of deep healing our country is still in desperate need of… Regardless if you’re a conservative republican or democratic liberal, these are trying times for every single citizen in this country, and even beyond those boundaries. With that being said, our amazing lead trainer David …

MLP Joins Dear Fathers in Building Community Through Mindfulness

Since inception, MLP has worked with Black, Latino and other under represented communities with the mission of using mindfulness as a support tool to combat generational stress and trauma…With that being said, we at MLP are proud to announce a new partnership with Dear Fathers Media, a media platform dedicated to uplifting, educating, and telling stories of black parenthood from …

A Message from Our Director & Founder JG Larochette❤️

We at MLP are working diligently to support the mental and emotional needs of our youth, the school staffs, and the families both at our direct service partner schools in the Bay Area and our partners across the state of California and beyond. Please check out a short update from our founder and director!For information on bringing mindfulness to your …

No Neighborhood left behind: Bringing Mindfulness to Entire Communities

Here at MLP we have ,for quite a while, imagined a time when we would be able to offer mindfulness based services to whole school communities including admin, teachers, all staff, parents, and of course students. We have finally arrived at this “dream” of ours and for the first time ever, we are excited to launch our Whole Community Initiative! …

MLP Resource of the Month: Showing heartfulness to self

With 2020 being a year that brought stress upon countless numbers of people across the globe, there has never been a more necessary time to take care of yourself. The drama this year has forced many of us to constantly carry massive amounts of stress, which takes its toll in numerous ways. With the never-ending race that is life, we …

MLP’s 1st Virtual Assembly with Coach David & Davin featuring Benito Juarez Elementary

Virtual learning has been tough on both teachers and students. It has meant time away from in person teaching, time away from friends, and lost opportunities to come together as a school community for special events such as assemblies. So one might think to themselves “a virtual assembly, no way. Too many kids and too many possible things that could …

World Mental Health Day 2020: MLP Partnering with Jewel’s Wellness Experience, Other Free Events & Resources

Happy (almost) World Mental Health Day!! Saturday October 10this World Mental Health Day and we are excited to bring awareness and celebrate our mental wellness with you! Tomorrow is a day that will fill our bodies and minds with heartfulness as communities across the globe come together to continue to bring attention to a subject that is so necessary, especially …