Our Mission is to integrate mindfulness with creative writing to promote compassion, connection and self-expression.
Even amidst the cacophony of daily life, we can create a space to connect with ourselves in compassionate stillness. It’s called Mindful Literacy.
Laura Bean is a lifelong teacher, writer and meditator who uses her daily practice to teach mindful literacy.
Mindfulness has proven to positively affect learning and growth in people of all ages and stages in life.
"How Creative Writing Can Increase Students' Resilience"
A featured article published in the Greater Good Magazine - Greater Good Science Center, UC-Berkeley.
One of the many ways Laura Bean is bringing mindfulness to the classroom is the Poetry Project. On this website you are welcomed to watch the Poetry Project video below, download lesson plans, view a sample workshop, and/or contact herRead more
What our Clients say
"We really enjoyed the Mindful Literacy Curriculum, and found it to be a great compliment to our Personal Reflections class. It served our adolescent learners well, and supported our goals of providing the space to practice self-regulation during a time of great developmental change. Our students looked forward to being outside for their weekly lesson, and were very engaged in the heart-fullness practice Laura shared with us. We will use the skills she shared throughout the year in our community.”
"Everything we learned at this retreat can be applied to the human existence — no matter what your profession is. But as a teacher, I can apply it all to the classroom — breathing, stretching, eating, listening, sharing, writing, EVERYTHING!"
Self Compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others. ~Chris Germer