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I am Dorna Persson, live in Stratford, Connecticut, and have practiced mindfulness meditation for nearly 30 years - it never gets old🙂  I came to it through Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and an almost chance session in NYC with Jon Kabat-Zinn! It has made a profound impact on my life. I am a retired elementary school library media specialist and also taught at the college level. After retiring, I combined my passions for teaching and meditation and got a certificate to teach mindfulness to K-12 students through Mindful Schools. I then taught third graders mindfulness. Just before the world shut down, I began teaching mindfulness meditation with small groups of adults. I am so thankful to have found Sean Fargo's amazing certification course with its rich curriculum. I look forward in the future to teaching in community centers, libraries, and senior citizen centers.

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Hello Dorna! It is wonderful to connect with you here. I, too, came to mindfulness through Jon Kabat-Zinn. I felt a bit stuck in life and new I needed something 'different' and so I made my way to a local bookstore, scanned the shelves for something that spoke to me, and ended up leaving with 'Wherever You Go, There You Are'. I am very grateful for that moment - that turning point.

If you'd like to jump in on some other conversations here in the community, here are a few of our recent topics:

What qualities do you admire in your own mindfulness & meditation teachers?

What are you grateful for today?

Future Self Journaling

 

If you have any questions going forward, feel free to reach out anytime.

Gillian Florence
Chief Care Officer

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