Mindful Monday: Forgiveness, the mindful way

Mindful Monday: Forgiveness, the mindful way

By Wayne “Dr. B” Benenson, Ph.D.    Most of you know the story of how Nelson Mandela fought his demons by learning to forgive his jailers. Nelson ended his 27 years in an apartheid jail to become president of South Africa and usher in a new norm of racial...
Mindful Monday: Know How to Pivot

Mindful Monday: Know How to Pivot

By Wayne “Dr. B” Benenson, Ph.D.     Woody Allen famously joked, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” At every stage of life we make plans, set out where we want to go, and imagine what it would be like when we have “arrived.”...
Mindful Monday: To Be Hopeful in Bad Times

Mindful Monday: To Be Hopeful in Bad Times

By Wayne “Dr. B” Benenson, Ph.D.   “To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in...
Volunteer Spotlight: Shulamit Resendez

Volunteer Spotlight: Shulamit Resendez

We truly appreciate our volunteers and we want you to know how wonderful they are so we plan to feature some of them in the weeks to come.  This month’s volunteer is Shulamit Resendez, who is the Early Learning Center’s Parent Ambassador Chair.  How long...
Learning readiness begins in your calm place

Learning readiness begins in your calm place

By Wayne “Dr. B” Benenson, Ph.D. One of the first things an effective teacher does before any lesson happens is to determine a student’s readiness for learning. There are so many potential obstacles to consider: a student’s ability to pay...