Mindful-Mess: Two-Day Writing & Meditation Workshop

"Meditation"
"Mindfulness"
Words that have become synonymous with turmeric or kale. It's for "those" other people, not you, right?

What if someone told you that the practice of mindful sitting (or walking, or breathing) can actually change the shape of your brain and could exponentially increase your health and slow down time, allowing you to be present and experience your own life?

We, the messy and busy brood, will gather with mindfulness teacher, police officer, and non-profit founder, Michelle Palladini and New York Times featured author Nicole Cannella to learn the foundations of mindfulness practice and write about our experience and intentions in it.

Attendees should bring a pillow or yoga mat, notebook, and a pen for a life affirming and altering workshop that will kick your new year off in presence and peace. Essential oils, herbal remedies, and added source recommendations are included in the class.

For questions, contact Nicole Cannella.   

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
Nicole D. Cannella is the author of LEAVING A MARK and THE RIBBIT EXHIBIT. Her work has been feartured in the New York Times as well as in the Associated Press. She has collaborated on the children's works, The ABCs of Love and TRY. Her work encourages children to feel loved and celebrated in what makes them unique, while aiming to teach sacred lessons through literature. Her passion for children is rooted in the belief that every child deserves to feel treasured. Nicole speaks and teaches on her works and beliefs at various conferences and colleges when not at home in New England with her husband Jay, son Nick, and two daughters Olivia and Noelle.

Local fan favorite and award-winning police officer, Michelle Palladini is widely respected for her law enforcement expertise, and commitment to the care and protection of children, and even more loved for her unrelenting positivism, passion, and dedication to the community. A strong proponent of community policing, and “building villages” to instill, nurture and foster a strong, fundamental support for children, her zeal for bettering the lives of others took on an amazing life of its own. Michelle has received numerous accolades and awards for her work, and her thought-provoking conversations have been shared across the nation. As a Massachusetts Certified Teacher , Children’s Yoga/Mindfulness Instructor, and Mindfulness Practitioner, Michelle has used her diverse skill set to become a leading voice in a most unique combination of mindfulness for law enforcement, school-based policing, community building, and children’s social/emotional health.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
An Unlikely Story

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