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Elisa Goldstein, Ph.D.Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.
A blog about mindfulness, stress-reduction, psychotherapy and mental health.

Who is Changing the Lives of Our Kids?

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. Updated: Feb 3rd 2012

kidsIn the past few years we’ve been witness to many natural disasters from the 2010 7.0 earthquake hit in Haiti, affecting an estimated 3 million people, to the floods of Afghanistan, to Hurricane Katrina and many more.  During that time, I created A Mindful Dialogue: A Path Toward Working with Stress, Pain and Difficult Emotions where 100% of the profits go to Save the Children. The book raised a few thousand dollars that I'm hoping benefited many children around the world.  

But this isn’t the only thing out there that is available to benefit the children of the world. This post is meant to raise awareness around who and what is out there to help change this world from the ground up, with our children. 

In the world of mindfulness, I know many leaders such as Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child, Meg Cowan, Co-founder of Mindful Schools,  Amy Saltzman founder of A Still Quiet Place, and even Goldie Hawn is currently making this her life’s purpose. These are all people to check out as leaders trying to help our children become more aware and experience rays of hope in this world. 

Perhaps one of these people is you and you don’t even know it. What are the ways you reach out to kids, a smile, a joke, a laugh, a leg up in some way? 

Take 1 minute right now to consider who you know who is a change leader in the field with children. Please share these names and stories with us so we can expand our awareness around what positive things are happening with our kids these days. Your words alone could help thousands of people.  

Please share your thoughts and suggestions below. Your interaction provides a living wisdom for us all to benefit from and who knows, maybe others will get inspired.


Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles and is author of the upcoming book The Now Effect, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of the Mindful Solutions audio series, and the Mindfulness at Work program currently being adopted in multiple multinational corporations.

Check out Dr. Goldstein's acclaimed CD's on Mindful Solutions for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, Mindful Solutions for Addiction and RelapsePrevention, and Mindful Solutions for Success and Stress Reduction at Work. -- "They are so relevant, I have marked them as one of my favorites on a handout I give to all new clients" ~ Psychiatrist.

If you're wanting to integrate more mindfulness into your daily life, sign up for his Mindful Living Twitter Feed. Dr. Goldstein is also available for private psychotherapy.

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