Welcome to The Mindful FIRE Podcast, where we explore living mindfully on the path to financial independence and beyond. I’m your host Adam Coelho and I’m so glad you’re here.
On today’s episode of the podcast, I’m joined by my new friend JG Larochette, the founder of Mindful Life Project, a direct service mindfulness non-profit teaching mindfulness and compassion to over 11,000 kids across 25 schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the US.
I am so blown away by the work that JG and Mindful Life Project are doing to support young people with mindfulness and compassion, that I’ll be matching all donations up to $500. And because of the generosity of my employer, Google, my $500 will be matched as well, effectively tripling the impact of your donation. All donations are tax deductible and will go directly to bringing mindfulness and compassion to more students across the country.
Please follow these instructions to ensure JG knows how many donations they received that will be matched by me (up to $500) and which will also be matched by Google as well.
Steps to 3X your donation to Mindful Life Project online:
Go directly to Mindful Life Project’s Donate PageSelect your donation amountCheck the box “Add a dedication” Choose “On Behalf Of” and enter “Mindful FIRE”Enter your payment informationSubmit your donationIf you prefer to mail a check:
Make the check out to “Mindful Life Project”Include “Mindful FIRE” on the memo line.Mail your check to:Mindful Life Project124 Washington Avenue, Suite B Richmond, California 94801In today’s episode JG shares how he came to mindfulness in his own life after finding himself burned out after teaching for a number of years in the Richmond public schools, which he absolutely loved. And he shares how finding the practice inspired him to bring it into his classroom and how he, together with his third graders came up with the idea that grew into the Mindful Life Project.
JG also goes into detail about the two main programs Mindful LIfe Project offers, RISE UP and Mindful Community, which bring age-appropriate and culturally relevant mindfulness and compassion programs to students, teachers and parents at each of their partner schools.
He and I also discuss the challenges facing our education system, the differences between traditional and charter schools and his vision for how we can come together to create a more student and parent centered education system for everyone!
I really enjoyed this conversation with JG Larochette and am inspired by the work he and Mindful Life Project are doing. If you’re passionate about the power of mindfulness and want to support their work with children in schools, please consider donating whatever you can to Mindful Life Project
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