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!

MINDFUL LIFE PROJECT BLACK FATHERHOOD SERIES: MARCUS MAXWELL AND THE STRENGTH OF A FATHER THROUGH DISEASE

Collaborative piece with Dear Fathers Media; Article Written by Dr. April Bee This series highlights the unique and personal narratives of three black men and their relationships with fatherhood—both as a father and son. Terrence “Tyrie” Ivory, Malcolm Jackson, and Marcus Maxwell are all committed affiliated of the Mindful Life Project (MLP). Located in Richmond, MLP empowers underserved children through mindfulness and …

MINDFUL LIFE PROJECT BLACK FATHERHOOD SERIES: MALCOLM JACKSON AND THE “POWER” IN BLACK FATHERHOOD

Collaborative piece with Dear Fathers Media; Article Written by Dr. April Bee This series highlights the unique and personal narratives of three black men and their relationships with fatherhood—both as a father and son. Terrence “Tyrie” Ivory, Malcolm Jackson, and Marcus are all committed affiliated of the Mindful Life Project (MLP). Located in Richmond, MLP empowers underserved children through mindfulness and other …

MINDFUL LIFE PROJECT BLACK FATHERHOOD SERIES: TYRIE IVORY AND “ENDING THE VICIOUS CYCLE”

Collaborative piece with Dear Fathers Media; Article Written by Dr. April Bee This series highlights the unique and personal narratives of three black men and their relationships with fatherhood—both as a father and son. Terrence “Tyrie” Ivory, Malcom Jackson, and Marcus are all committed affiliated of the Mindful Life Project (MLP). Located in Oakland, MLP empowers underserved children through mindfulness …

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 …