For effective teaching to occur both teacher and student need to be in a calm and alert brain state that allows them to focus, connect, and process new information.

But increasing stress, mental health struggles, staff shortages and burnout have school communities struggling to meet the needs of their students.

At Mindful Life, we create simple, brain-based solutions that have been reviving school communities since 2009.

The Mindful Life programs provide an integrated approach to support students, teachers and parents creating a joyful and effective school culture where everyone feels valued, supported and ready to learn.

FOR TEACHERS
FOR PARENTS
FOR ADMINISTRATION & STAFF
FOR SCHOOLS & DISTRICTS

HOW WE CAN HELP

The Mindful Life process integrates brain science and mindfulness principles with simple solutions that fit into the context of your existing day. In school communities, the practices are as effective for teachers, staff and parents as they are for the students!
Teachers

The Mindful Life Weekly Wellness program delivers weekly bite-sized tools to help teachers and students create the optimal brain state for effective teaching and learning to occur.

Administrators & Staff

Creating a thriving school involves everyone in the building. Our Mindfulness in the Workplace program helps everyone from custodians to superintendents feel supported and committed to creating a healthy and thriving school culture.

Parents

Parenting today has become incredibly complex and it is easy to feel overwhelmed. The Foundations of Mindful Parenting program provides simple tools and strategies to help parents respond wisely when things get tough.

Meet the Owner of Mindful Life 

KATHY MARVEL

As an educator with 30 years of experience as an elementary school classroom teacher and Instructional Coach, my background in mindfulness is extensive. Through Dr. Kristen Race’s online teacher course, mindfulness became a passion of mine both personally and professionally inside my classroom each year. 

Although my career was in the public school system, I am also an author, speaker, podcaster, boy mom and wife. I am lucky to now call Mindful Life my own with the hopes of bringing mindfulness to students, teachers, schools, parents, homes, and workplaces around the world. 

Meet the Founder

DR. KRISTEN RACE

Over the course of my career, as a teacher,  psychologist,  parent,  public speaker, author, researcher and educational consultant through the pandemic, I’ve experienced every aspect of the stress and overwhelm that school communities are trying to navigate. 

And for the last 15 years I’ve relied on mindfulness, neuroscience, and small changes to navigate all of life’s challenges. These three pillars are at the core of all my talks and my programs. We’ve used these core principles to develop all of the Mindful Life curricula and  to train more than 100,000 education and business leaders across the globe.

YOU'RE IN GOOD COMPANY

Just a few of the schools that Mindful Life has worked with:

SHERYL SANDBERG
COO of Facebook

Dr. Race’s research on mindfulness and resilience offers valuable guidance and tools to help women—especially working moms—navigate life’s challenging moments. Thank you for your work supporting women’s well-being and success.

SARA BLAKELY
Founder of Spanx

The Mindful Parenting program offers lots of clever, fun techniques you can implement right away. The takeaways will help you and your children find the balance and calm you all need and deserve.

FOR TEACHERS
FOR PARENTS
FOR ADMINISTRATION & STAFF
FOR SCHOOLS & DISTRICTS

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