Events

Write Now! (Mindful Writing Workshops)

It’s a New Year to WRITE! Join master writing instructor Lara Wilson for this series of monthly Mindful Writing Workshops! Engage in craft conversations, experiment with writing exercises and learn techniques that engage your creative flow state. Awaken natural narrative skills as you get that story on the page and polish your prose.

All levels welcome!

$22 each or $242 for the year. Register tor receive your Zoom link.

Sunday, January 10 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Authenticity in Action

Sun., February 7 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Compelling Characters

Sun., March 7 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Clarity and Courage

Sun., April 11 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Details, Details

Sun., May 2 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Dialogue that Matters

Sun., June 6 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Plot and Pacing

Sun., July 11 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Place and Scene

Sun., August 1 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Secrets and Lies

Sun., September 12 at 4:30 – 5:30 pm Structure

Sun., October 3 at 4:30 to 5:30 pm Themes and Meaning

Sun., November 7 at 4:30 to 5:30 pm Unpredictability

Sun., December 5 at 4:30 to 5:30 pm Voice

Youth 4 Youth iSummit #TogetherWeThrive

Concord-based LookUp.live has partnered once again with the creators of the Netflix docudrama, The Social Dilemma, to host its second Youth4Youth iSummit, October 14-17 – featuring several Concord speakers.

Digital natives are tired of being the guinea pig for big tech companies and are taking their message to the global stage. More than 100 youth speakers are confirmed to speak on topics ranging from digital addiction, suicide, ethical AI, sexual exploitation, and the undeniable impact of Instagram on girls’ mental health.

The Y4Y iSummit is a catalyst for uniting, amplifying, and mobilizing youth advocates and their allies who are taking bold actions to create a healthy, more inclusive, and ethical digital world. Last year, representatives from 38 countries attended what is believed to be the largest known gathering of youth changemakers committed to reimagining and redesigning a digital world in which young people can genuinely thrive. Hosted LIVE from the U.S (Concord), the UK, and India, attendance at this year’s event is expected to double.

Some big names have stepped up to support and amplify the movement, including:
– English Premier League star, Nedum Onuoha, who will discuss social media and racism
– Deval Patrick, Co-Chair of the Future of Tech Commission and former Governor of Massachusetts, will lead a discussion and Q&A with youth leaders
– Marissa Meizz, Tik Tok influencer and founder of No More Lonely Friends will discuss the need for face-to-face human connection
– Senator Edward Markey will issue a call to political action and support for the KIDS Act
– Amanda LaCount, hip hop dancer, choreographer, model, and influencer, will discuss her body positivity movement to #breakthestereotype
– Jenk Oz, UK-based activist, social entrepreneur, and influencer will discuss the power of “clicktivism” and the true ability of a “like” to change the world

Tickets are limited, so register to attend today by visiting www.lookup.live/y4ysummit

We hope to see you on the global stage!

Mindful Moving Meditation

Finally… meditative movement based on gentle yoga that is easy on the wrists! Join us on Saturday mornings in September at a beautiful Fresh Air Studio in rural Concord, MA for this in-person series. Lisa Lombardi will guide us to connect breath with motion in a wrist-free flow with slow, steady and deliberate movements. Great for those often on the computer or anyone dealing with carpal tunnel issues. This mindful moving meditation will leave you feeling grounded and restored.

4-Session In-Person Series runs SATURDAY, September 11, 18, 15 and October 2 at 9:00 – 10:00 am

All in-person participants must have proof of Covid vaccination. Directions and a Covid-19 Waiver will be sent upon Registration.

$33 per event or $122 for the 4-session series.

From Diet Myths to Body Bliss – Intuitive Eating for Mindful Wellness

Armed with the ability to recognize diet culture and its covert operation in your daily life, you’re ready to learn how to cultivate true health and wellness. Together, we’ll examine principles of Intuitive Eating and the importance of interoceptive awareness, our body’s natural way to communicate through the senses. Discover what you can do to feel sane, healthy and at peace with your body. It’s not as obvious as you might think – the research-backed methods we’ll discuss may surprise you!

(This is part of a two session series, attend one or both – the other session is the week before on September 21; see our website for more details.)

Be Well Be Here offers scholarship and subsidies so ALL can be included regardless of ability to pay – simply fill out the BWBH Scholarship Form.

Monday Night Meditation

Our popular Monday Night Meditation continues! Join us for soothing practice that quiets the mind, relaxes the body and calms the nervous system. Regular evidence-based guided meditation helps boost our immune system and encourages a good night’s sleep. These simple, integrative 30-minute virtual sessions are available for every age. Share the moment with friends and family!

Register to receive your Zoom link and experience the comfort of compassionate practice.

United in WellBEing: Mindfulness for People with Addictions

The bravest and kindest sign of love that anyone can offer to minoritized communities involves understanding. At times, life’s complexities and the diversity of our human experience compel us to create subgroups that end up being marginalized, undeserved and vulnerable. People are not categories. It is not possible to define a human BEing by a two-dimensional checkbox.

This collaborative 4-session online series designed by AlmaYEspiritu will be led by experts in the field of mindfulness in minoritized communities, such as Latinx, Immigrants, People with Addiction, and Survivors of Suicide Loss and the Bereaved. Together, we will explore how mindfulness practices impact vulnerable groups – and what that means for all of us.

The purpose of these sessions is to help develop empathy, compassion, connection, and understanding of what it means to Be vulnerable. Let’s raise awareness beginning with ourselves, and experience mindful ways to feel understood and interconnected. All are welcome as we honor one another during kick off of the National Hispanic Heritage month.

Mindfulness for People with Addictions
Session 3: Sunday, September 26 at 5:30 pm
This workshop will explore how mindfulness practices can benefit individuals struggling with addiction. Learn why mindfulness can offer new possibilities for individuals with addiction, and how to implement a practice for those working towards or in recovery. The workshop will offer a short meditation practice and mindful activity. Led by Charity Collier, Mindfulness & Addiction Specialist

Be Well Be Here offers scholarship and subsidies so ALL can be included regardless of ability to pay – simply fill out the BWBH Scholarship Form.

Mindful Moving Meditation

Finally… meditative movement based on gentle yoga that is easy on the wrists! Join us on Saturday mornings in September at a beautiful Fresh Air Studio in rural Concord, MA for this in-person series. Lisa Lombardi will guide us to connect breath with motion in a wrist-free flow with slow, steady and deliberate movements. Great for those often on the computer or anyone dealing with carpal tunnel issues. This mindful moving meditation will leave you feeling grounded and restored.

4-Session In-Person Series runs SATURDAY, September 11, 18, 15 and October 2 at 9:00 – 10:00 am

All in-person participants must have proof of Covid vaccination. Directions and a Covid-19 Waiver will be sent upon Registration.

$33 per event or $122 for the 4-session series.