Mind-Us, is a community of passionate individuals and organizations joined together with the intention to make life better for Latinos in Los Angeles by promoting Mindfulness as a tool for self-healing, wellbeing and disease prevention.
Our project, Mindfulness Awareness Day, will take place early in 2013. On this day, a group of Latino Elected Officials and Community Leaders and Activists will experience Mindfulness first hand. They will be united in conversations and practices designed especially for them by Mindfulness experts.
Our hope is that the leaders will see the great possibilities of Wellbeing that Mindfulness can offer to them and to the communities they represent.
-Because 90% of doctor's visits are related to stress;
-Because sustained stress is associated with chronic pain and illnesses such as depression, type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and even some form of cancers among other diseases;
-Because it is scientifically proven that Mindfulness can relieve stress and improve wellbeing;
-Because we now know we have more control over our health and wellbeing than we ever thought possible...
-Because we can not afford not to share this information with our people
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: in the present moment and non-judgmentally. It is an inner resource available to every human being. It is cost-effective and simple but requires learning and practice. Mindfulness programs are being proven successful every day.
In his book A Mindful Nation, Congressman Tim Ryan from Ohio states that Mindfulness could even help decrease teen depression and suicides. He co-sponsored a bill that would help implement Mindfulness programs in more schools I his district. "Much is at stake. We have an obligation to do all we can for our children" he says.
Congressman Ryan's book is a call for community action. Mindfulness Awareness Day is our response to his call, because there is so much that is at stake.
We invite you to join our community.
Please contact us for more information about Mindfulness Awareness Day or if you would like to join and support our community: