On September 19, Audrey Schuster and Melissa Weiner Janfaza hosted 20 women at Melissa’s home for a workshop led by Peggy Kaufman, founding director of the Center for Early Relationship Support® (CERS), entitled “Mindfulness in our Work and our Lives.”

Peggy led the group in a discussion about mindfulness in our own lives and how it is becoming a theme in the groundbreaking and innovative work that CERS offers families. She shared that the greatest challenge of achieving awareness is that our minds “have a mind of their own.” They are often busy focusing on what just happened or what is to come or all the “what ifs” that we contemplate. Mindfulness is about being able to recognize our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment in the moment.

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