Recognizing the need for collective impact and sense of urgency, we created a foundation with an entrepreneurial spirit designed to be lean, nimble and responsive to the pressing needs of our communities. The Foundation serves as a central backbone organization and provides the ability to bring together inspired Americans with proven solution providers, national experts, visionary donors and charismatic leaders to create “proof of concept” programming towards developing scalable national models to reach a broader audience of mainstream Americans.
Over the course of our lives we learn to care for the things that matter most. When something is broken, we fix it. When something needs tending to, we tend to it. These things are true of our homes and cars and bodies, but what about our minds? So many people are willing to surrender to the idea that the human brain goes bad. Like passengers at a bus stop, they stand idly by, waiting for the inevitable deterioration of age and time. We are not those people.
Every year, our knowledge from psychology, mental health, and cognitive and behavioral neuroscience about what helps people be healthy and content converges more and more with ancient wisdom traditions and contemplative practices. Alongside these advances, a movement for mindful living has grown among the nation’s media and cultural elite.