The new three-week series will be a different take on the popular six-week Mindful Parenting and Grandparenting class that we have been offering since 2011. Many parents have requested an evening offering of the class, so we are excited to offer this series on the first three Wednesdays of April from 6 to 8 p.m. at USN.
Raising children comes with unique challenges and joys. Together we’ll explore how it feels to approach these experiences through a mindful lens, with open-hearted curiosity and compassion towards our children and ourselves. While mindfulness isn’t a cure-all, most people find that with regular practice they become more present in their lives and more consistently able to find some peace and well-being amidst the chaos that can be modern family life.
Parents themselves, facilitators Paloma Cain and Mary Agee bring a depth of experience, wisdom and humor.
The learning objectives are to:
gain a basic understanding of mindfulness, including research and benefits,
experience an array of practices so you can discover which ones work for you, and
connect with a like-minded community that can help the parenting journey feel less lonely.
Additional opportunities to practice together once you've completed the course.
High School service leaders are sharing opportunities to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although group volunteering and drives at USN are not feasible right now, there are still ways the USN community can aid Nashville. Read on to learn about three ways to serve health care workers, Metro Nashville Public School students, and Nashvillians in food isolation.