4beecef7-507e-4ad8-97bf-8d59e87081d6A former student of Neena Jain gave her a beautiful photo of an
Ethiopian staff member with whom she had worked.
From that, Bill Rohs created this amazing work of art and donated the proceeds to emBOLDen.

On Face-to-Face Mindfulness

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force…When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand…When we listen to people there is an alternating current…and it is this little creative fountain inside us that begins to spring and cast up new thoughts and unexpected laughter and wisdom. …it is when people really listen to us, with quiet fascinated attention, that the little fountain begins to work again, to accelerate in the most surprising way.”                          – Brenda UelandListening is transformational – it has ended wars, awakened people to their creative potential and helped us to understand each other as integral elements of human society as a whole.  But as you float through your everyday life, are you ever really listening?

Most people claim they can and do listen, but in practice it seems as though we often listen to respond and not to understand.  Our consideration of what we will say next once the role of speaker has shifted to us usually blacks out a true understanding of what were supposedly responding to.

So without an effective awareness of what we are hearing, how can we truly engage? Further, when we’ve never experienced what it means to be mindful, how can we know what we are missing out on? Read on here.

Exciting New Updates
  • Welcome to our newest Team Member, Maya Casagrande, Grants Specialist.  Read about Maya.
  • Neena and Bill just returned from Uganda and are developing two exciting new potential partnerships there.
  • We finished our Global Health Program with the Physical Therapy Global students.  See the terrific results here.
  • We are short-listed for an award in Social Innovation for Global Health!
New GIS Courses
To meet the needs, we revamped our GIS Training series to be 3 sequential sessions:

  • Session I, Beginner class, Thursday May 7
  • Session II, Intermediate class, Wednesday May 13
  • Session III, Advanced class, Thursday May 21

Participants can elect to attend 1, 2, or 3 sessions.  More information and registration here.