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True Body in Action

Posted on 11/11/19 by Stacy in From Stacy Sims

(Scroll through photos above by clicking on the arrows in yellow) The True Body Project was piloted in 2005 as a summer program with ArtWorks. Thirteen teen girls gathered five days a week, for six weeks,... read more

Meaningful Arts Partnerships Make Beautiful Music

Posted on 03/07/19 by Stacy in Mindful Music Moments

In our Cincinnati-cohort schools this week, some 30,000 students will listen to music created especially for Mindful Music. Mindful Music Moments is privileged to collaborate with creative artists of all types, with the common mission of... read more

Self Expression Lesson Plan with Napoleon Maddox's I Offer Me Still

Posted on 03/11/18 by Stacy in Mindful Music Moments

Thanks to Indian Hill Middle School for inspiring this lesson plan using Napoleon Maddox's Spoken Word Guided Meditation, created for Mindful Music Moments in 2017. Learn to notice what a poem means and write your... read more

FAQ about Mindful Music Moments

Posted on 11/06/17 by Stacy in Mindful Music Moments

1. Do we have to use it over the announcements for the entire school? Can teachers just use it on their own? We created Mindful Music Moments so that individual teachers are not tasked with the... read more

Take a breath, say thank you, live better.

Posted on 11/05/17 by Stacy in Mindful Music Moments

We love this simple graphic from the Huffington Post and its partners on how practicing gratitude affects both mind and body for better living. Mindful Music helps our students have a relationship with the autonomic (involuntary)... read more