Author Archives: Randima Fernando

Scholarships for Training School Staff in Mindfulness

Great news! We’ve got a few SF Bay Area foundations who are interested in partnering with us to offer mindfulness training scholarships to several schools serving at-risk youth! We need your help to get the word out to schools, particularly in East Palo Alto, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Alameda County, and West Contra Costa County. […]

Mindful Schools Featured in TIME Cover Story

TIME magazine just published a cover story on mindfulness, the science behind it, and how it’s making inroads in various parts of society. The story will reach a vast number of people, many of whom have likely not been exposed in any significant way to the mindfulness movement. We are honored to have been included […]

Help Us Establish a Network of Mindful Educators

Available in PDF, JPG, and PNG format Click to Share on: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn Each year hundreds of parents, teachers, mental health professionals, administrators and mindfulness enthusiasts ask us what they can do to support our work – usually after being involved in it themselves or seeing it in action in their communities. Our answer is one […]

Chris McKenna: Reflections on Joining the Mindful Schools Team

Over the past few years, Megan, Randy, Vinny and I have all inquired as individuals into how we can best contribute to the Mindfulness & Education field as it continues its exponential growth around the U.S. and the world. What’s the best way to deploy our time and resources over the coming period? What matters […]

Why I’m Here: An Open Letter from Vinny Ferraro

I wanted to take this opportunity to let folks know what I’m up to these days. And as I began writing this it was hard to figure out where to begin. So in an attempt to keep this short & interesting, we’ll pick up the saga when I was 20 years old. A week off […]

Seeing and Being Seen

Here is one of the many insightful anecdotes we receive from our teachers: “Carlos could not sit still. When teaching mindfulness in his classroom, I’d get his attention for one moment and then literally within seconds he was turning around to talk to the person behind him. This happened continuously. I work with up to […]

Using Mindfulness to Change Habits

These days we frequently see wonderful and inspiring quotes, like: “Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent-free in your head.” “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” For a few moments, we enjoy the wisdom, but soon we are naturally whisked back to our busy lives… and […]

Mindful Eating

Life continually presents us with opportunities to apply mindfulness to our many activities. One particularly fun activity to apply mindfulness to is eating. It’s something you can easily try by yourself at your next meal, and even with friends or family. If you have kids, it’s a great one to try with them. One way […]

Why Mindfulness is Worth Practicing

Mindfulness is a skill that requires cultivation, in the same way that academics, our vocation, sports, or music do. Because mindfulness involves the mind, most people tend not to think of it in these terms. But in reality, there are a number of useful parallels we can make, particularly to our hobbies. Understanding these parallels […]

Welcome to Our New Web Site!

Welcome to our new web site and blog!  In addition to opening up our layout to fit all the good stuff we have to share, we’ve also added more resources, such as a printable version of our brochure, that you can use to convince people you know about the benefits of a mindfulness program. As […]