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.
There’s a saying about the chain of Canary Islands, part of the territories of Spain: each represents a sacred part of the human body, a chakra, if you like. There are seven islands, complementing the seven chakras, with volcanoes throughout. I didn’t know this, […]
How do we cultivate the art of noticing? As I travel during this launch phase of Mindful by Design, the crossing points between mindful awareness, design thinking, and storytelling become even more clear, even more relevant, critical and universal in this age of AI. […]
If you’re asking yourself, “How can I encourage digital citizenship, mindful cultural awareness in a digital age, and active leadership in my classroom and/or community?” – you’re not alone!Here are ten gems– my personal picks that serve as some of the active touchstones for me in these arenas. […]
The following writing prompt is an excerpt from “Mindful by Design” Exercise 5, p. 112-117, “Gratitude and Mindful Mentors.” The mentoring exercises in this chapter are also a good chance to extend gratitude to supportive guides and community members. The following is a bonus […]