Online communities can be incredibly meaningful spaces for cooperative learning, sharing and collaboration. If you are intentional about how you hold the space as the host, you can help to co-create a powerful experience for everyone involved. So, once you have welcomed everyone, and your session is off and running, how can you invite everyone to connect more deeply and trust this new environment?
When hosting an online meeting, social gathering, or virtual learning session, it’s common that we get so caught up in the technology (Is the platform stable? Is there latency? Can everyone hear and see each other?) that we’re a bit frazzled and frantic in […]
Connection is the core of what we focus on at MindWise, which involves connection inside and out. We care about the health and wellbeing of the worldwide community, and we recognize that now is a challenging period that invites us to respond to the […]
For those who want to reconnect and practice mindfulness and storytelling in a place of natural wonder, this is the ideal opportunity. My discovery on this first retreat led me to launch a special MindWise experience coming in Spring 2020.
Starting a mindfulness and social-emotional learning program in VR has already led to some deeper discoveries– and, we’re only two sessions in. Last week, I shared some of my personal reflections about the experience and why it’s different than what we might expect. Practicing […]
After two sessions running group mindfulness trainings in VR (and even venturing underwater!), I wanted to step back and take a moment to describe the experience. And, as ever with VR, there’s always a shade lost in translation — i.e. you just have to […]
These are resources, bonuses, and notes from the time spent earlier today as the guest on a webinar hosted by Tamara Fyke, founder of the organization “Love in a Big World.” I’ve curated some prime takeaways here, and everyone visiting can also access a discount off your order of Mindful by Design, which has even more mindfulness and SEL exercises to incorporate into your personal life, professional world, and creative realms, with tech infused in purposeful ways.
You’re back in a particular mindframe, with a certain feeling related to a precise place and time, now encoded with the necessary fidelity to retrieve the original experience… I’m still taken back (to Croatia) in an instant when I come across certain flavors like a rich olive oil or sweet golden grapes, the scent of pines like the ones hanging over Croatian cliffs, dark needled branches like giant eyelashes, backdrop of blue sea.
I just received a message from a colleague and friend today. It reads, “Hi Caitlin, I was curious if you have any suggestions for activities to introduce to students tomorrow (9/11)? I have not planned a lesson, but I don’t want to ignore the […]
This is not the case. It cannot be. If That, then This. At very least, I’d have to cut my hair short to achieve at least a bit of that über-minimalism I’m talking about. A Natalie Portman cut—less V for Vendetta, more Hotel Chevalier. And, the times I want that simple persona most – at least when it comes to the packing – are when I’m on the road.