Therapeutic Resources

It is something you do.

Mindfulness is a learned state of being and technique that is practiced to achieve biological and behavioral results.

It is something you think.

Mindfulness is being firmly grounded in the moment, with intention, at a high level of internal and external awareness.

It is something you learn.

Mindfulness education promotes a value system that emphasizes kindness, equanimity, compassion, gratitude and joy.

Just being present in each moment, aware of the biological and psychological processes at play, can help shift self-perceptions, offer healthy coping mechanisms, and spur self-improvement.

Good Decisions

Practicing mindfulness can change the brain after only eight weeks of regular practice, optimizing overall health and well-being. It also improves the function of grey matter in areas regulating emotional responses, memory, decision-making and self-control.

Healthy Behaviors

As a mindset, mindfulness encourages young adults to connect better with peers and authority figures. It also reinforces positive behaviors for a healthy life and, helps them set healthy goals, and guides them through decision making processes.

Positive Values

Mindfulness exercises promote a value system which emphasizes generosity, kindness, equanimity, compassion, and appreciative joy. It helps young adults better understand themselves, and as a result, improve interactions with others.

Mindfulness discourse demystifies and de-stigmatizes mental health. It increases both personal and interpersonal awareness, helps students to develop healthy coping skills to guides them through processes for continuous self improvement.

Today’s quick-paced lifestyle poses increased life demands on everyone. The American Psychological Association suggests that preteens, teens and adults practice mindfulness-based stress reducing exercises to cope with stress in healthy ways.

Everyone must learn how to be fully present in the moment and mindful of their mental and physical health. This will help them to begin to take control of their emotional reactions and decision making-processes so they can set and meet goals towards a positive future.

The Fuel the Joy Mindfulness-Based approach provides individuals with opportunities to explore their own perspectives and socioemotional states. It cultivates a nurturing social culture and  environment for everyone to find the space they need to figure out who they are, how they cope, and what inspires them to Fuel the Joy in their lives.

Beginner: Good for Kids/Teens

– Reduces emotional reactivity in children and provides a podcast for parents on Spotify

– Great for younger kids

– Great for kids, teens and young adults

Prefer to Read?:
Book Recommendations 

Berne Brown Books:é-Brown/author/B001JP45BA?ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true

Mel Robbins Books:

Esther Perel Books:

Recommendation: Mating in Captivity

John Gottman Ph. D. Book: Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love


Ed Mylett: The Power of One More: The Ultimate Guide to Happiness and Success


Lewis Howes: The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy


Prefer to Watch?:
Video Recommendations

Berne Brown Power of Vulnerability Ted Talk

5 Second Rule Book – Highly recommend beginning at the 10-minute mark

Jay Shetty Podcase with Guest Lewis Howes

Prefer to Listen?:
Podcast Recommendations

Mel Robbins Podcast

Lewis Howes

Super Soul: Oprah Winfrey

Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

A Bit of Optimism: Simon Sinek

Eckhart Tolle

Impact Theory: Tim Bilyeu

TED Radio Podcast

Ed Mylett Podcast

Luke Mind Power Podcast

Rachel Hollis Podcast

Glennon Doyle Podcast

Tony Robbins

Marriage and Partnership

Ester Perel

Gottman Institute