Singing From Mountain to Mountain

By Sara Overton

“…[I]f you are painting my song the way I sing, then it would be like a sky with drifting clouds without having to wonder about the borders in the clouds. So there [are] infinite possibilities in that space of how many different shapes of clouds that will form, or how many clouds that you won’t see… A lot of the…

Paul Hawken’s Drawdown

By Garrison Institute

During this illuminating talk and slideshow at ABC Home in New York City, Paul Hawken circles back with us 18 months after the launch of Project Drawdown, a living research effort to reduce and sequester carbon as outlined in his book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. What has the response to his extensive research been from…

(Mis)information Overload

By The Garrison Institute

The truth has never been more important, or more besieged. How does a political and media landscape—now dominated by bias, half-truths, hyperbole, rancor, and occasionally weaponized misinformation—affect us psychologically, morally, and even spiritually? How do we maintain a healthy information diet, even in the midst of this crisis? When should we tune in, and when should we tune out? And…

Why CARE for Teachers Matters

By Garrison Institute

In the video below, teachers talk about what the CARE for Teachers program is and why it matters. By using mindfulness and other emotion skills training techniques, the program helps teachers regulate both their own well-being and the quality of their classrooms. Since this video was produced, more research about the CARE for Teachers program has been completed. It was previously known that…

Contemplative Practices in the Classroom

By Garrison Institute

This illuminating new video about the Hawn Foundation’s MindUp Program is a good introduction to the today’s contemplative practices in the classroom. And it features Garrison Institute Initiative on Contemplation and Education Director Tish Jennings, Advisory Board member Dan Siegel and Education Leadership Council member Kim Schonert-Reichl.