Insight from Inmates

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Cultural Development, Social Activism, Teen Mindfulness0 Comments

Prison mindfulness programs with Amy Edelstein

Everyone can present themselves well in the right circumstances. The question is, when the human being is at rest, what is our essential nature? And how much does our conviction about our potential and inherent nature depend on those who touched us early on in life? I teach a mindfulness class in a prison just south of town. It’s not … Read More

Racial Stress & Mindful Spaces

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racial stress and mindful spaces

It’s Fall. Back to school. Reconnecting with my teacher friends who have been out on summer break. Most of them hold summer jobs, in part for the extra cash to make ends meet, and in part because teachers just like to engage. They’re “people” people. I was having brunch with one of my best teacher friends. A delightful person, someone … Read More

For the Love of Learning Interview

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For the Love of Learning Media with Amy Edelstein

Join Lainie Liberti, Betsy Hanger, Kathryn Byrnes and myself for an indepth discussion about our experience bringing mindful into the school system. For the Love of Learning Episode 46 Mindfulness in Education Description: First, we must ask, what is mindfulness? Jon Kabat-Zinn, the biologist who first coined the term “mindfulness” in the ’70s, defines it as a state of mind: … Read More

Beyond Limits: A Portal Beyond Pain

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Evolutionary Spirituality

Mindfulness & Trauma - contemplative practice to go beyond limits

While we usually think of going beyond limits as something reserved for elite athletes performing feats of physical daring, the courageous spirit and self-determination that make such deeds possible can be found in individuals from all walks of life and in every scenario that tests the strength of the human soul. The following story is a profoundly inspiring example of … Read More