Transforming Lives, Shifting Culture

We are thrilled to be equipping the staff of various city agencies this year with mindfulness tools that lower their stress levels and help them maintain focus and calm in challenging situations, both in their personal and professional lives. The Baltimore Station Executive Director, John Friedel, commented, “I was struck by the openness and increased introspection among the staff. With SHINE we created a space for equalizing, so that regardless of their staff position, they all began to relate positively to one another.”

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The wisdom of kindness

Kindness can be very simple. It’s in the little things of life: a smile, a helping hand, a thoughtful word or deed. And, what if, the next time you make a mistake, you dare to extend kindness instead of criticism towards yourself? Opening to what is possible through kindness is a simple and real way to impact the world that is right in front of you.

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Know and Let Go: How Awareness Relieves Tension

In order to let go, we must first know that we are holding on. That is where awareness comes in. Mindfulness is all about awareness. It is no more complicated than to start right where you are and realize that with awareness, you CAN let go.

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