26 Miles = 26 Schools
$450 per School = $11,700
Presenting Kathryn Rattigan who will be representing Inner Explorer
Kathryn began practicing mindfulness as a way to manage her back pain suffered from a fall. When she was told about the practice of mindfulness for pain management, she was skeptical but the practice was trans-formative, helping her rid herself of the pain. She realized that mindfulness could also help her to manage everyday stresses and anxiety. She became more calm, resilient and creative. She was introduced to Inner Explorer via a pro bono project at her previous law firm. She continued her work with Inner Explorer as a lawyer for Robinson + Cole in Providence and Boston, where she was able to continue to volunteer to do pro bono work for Inner Explorer as a way to help more kids get access to these important practices.
In addition, her mother, Cheryl Sylvia, is a teacher in the greater Boston area and has been using Inner Explorer with her 6th grade class. Her mother's experience with Inner Explorer has been wonderful and inspiring, helping her students to focus and instill calm and respect in their lives and in the classroom.
Mindfulness has been an important part of Kathryn's own life and she hopes to help Inner Explorer raise more funds to incorporate mindfulness into more classrooms across the country.