The Wellness Garden

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Mindful Music Moments

Imagine an entire school – students, teachers, and administrators – taking time each morning to turn inward together, and listen to a brief mindfulness prompt and world-class music.

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The Well's programs combine best practices in arts and wellness and are designed in partnership with those they serve. How do we create our programs? In partnership with others and especially those we serve.

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The Wellness Garden

Introduction: a story not about a garden

How a wild child became an urbanite who became a gardener.

Julia Orquera Bianco

Julia Orquera Bianco

April 03, 2024

From Stacy Sims

The Center Will Not Hold: A Rumination on Growth in Chaos

Stacy Sims writes about the challenges of personal and collective growth in times of chaos.

Stacy Sims

March 23, 2024

Stories from The Well

Monday Morning Meditation

Elena Estella Green shares about her experience joining The Well each week during our Monday Morning Meditations.

Wellspring Fellow

March 08, 2024

Stories from The Well

Symphony of Silence: Journey to Antarctica

The sounds of our world are what make it truly special. And what may seem like “noise” is really the proof, the reminder that we are breathing, moving, and living...

Bryce Kessler

Bryce Kessler

February 23, 2024

10-Minute Pause

Deep Rest When You are Depressed (or Just Exhausted)

When I was younger, nobody told me that I was allowed to rest when I was tired. Nobody told me that I was allowed to pause and fix myself when...

Wellspring Fellow

March 29, 2022

10-Minute Pause

Do I Know How I Look Without a Mirror?

I want to open this writing with John O’Donohue's words: “I think the beauty of being human is that we are incredibly, intimately near each other, we know about each...

Wellspring Fellow

March 15, 2022

10-Minute Pause

Discovering Inner Meaning

Have you ever felt reborn after a long death? You may interpret my question literally or not. My birthday, on December 31st, 2020, was my resurrection time after many things—things...

Wellspring Fellow

February 10, 2022

10-Minute Pause

Soul Teacher

I first heard of the term “soul sister” from my Cuban-American friend during my time studying for my peace education masters at UPEACE, Costa Rica. I never knew that “soul"...

Wellspring Fellow

January 27, 2022

Stories from The Well

Meet our 2022 Wellspring Fellow: Isti Toq'ah

This winter we are delighted to welcome Isti Toq’ah as our next Wellspring Fellow. Isti is a peace educator based in Jakarta, Indonesia and a graduate of UPEACE (University for...

The Well

January 06, 2022

Stories from The Well

The Sky is the Limit for Lindsay McIntosh: How a Principal Oboist is Creating a World-Class "Art Town" in the Sierra Nevadas

Lindsay McIntosh is a historical oboist who had a bustling routine in New York City where she completed her graduate studies at the Juilliard School of Music in the Historical...

December 08, 2021

Stories from The Well

Finding Mindfulness After Burnout and Moral Injury: Being Sustained with Jenny Andrews

Jenny Andrews has a long list of notable achievements to her resume. Andrews graduated from Cornell University followed by Harvard Law School before pursuing her career as a public defender....

October 27, 2021

Stories from The Well

Sit, Breathe, Connect: Integrating Mind, Body, and Soul to Heal Trauma

By: Mary Curran Hackett Most of us live in dark caves of our own making. Not intentionally. It happens imperceptibly over time. We carve out a nice groove for ourselves, rubbing...

September 22, 2021

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