Day 3 of the #MindfulKidsPeaceSummit is here! The theme today is Mindfulness Matters: Tools to De-stress and Cope with Emotions (including yoga, meditation, breathing, and positivity).

The online international Mindful Kids Peace Summit was created by teen Adam Avin for other teens, to be shown in schools across the world as part of the annual curriculum. It focuses on mental health & stopping violence. 50+ experts speak about diversity, inclusion, communication, kindness, anti bullying, peace, mindfulness, positivity, social emotional learning, emotional intelligence, coping with stress, coping with emotions, coping with trauma, self-awareness, self-regulation, self-compassion, positive psychology, interaction with others, & so much more. For more information about the #MindfulKidsPeaceSummit, Wuf Shanti, Kids Association for Mindfulness in Education and/or MindBe-Education, please visit and

A few months ago, or maybe 6, I spoke with Congressman Tim Ryan about mindfulness in politics, education, and the world. I interviewed him for my Partners of Peace podcast and blog. I wanted to interview him on video for the peace summit, but he wasn’t available (the Government was closed around the time that I was doing the peace summit, and he was super busy dealing with that). So, I recycled the interview and turned it into a video by putting our pictures on top of it. I think it was important enough to do that for because it’s important for kids, teachers, and parents to hear from one of our leaders that mindfulness and SEL are important life skills.

“The only real moment we have is the present moment, so #mindfulness cultivates more #awareness & you’ll be out of your head & aware of what’s actually going on inside of you & what people around you are going through, & that leads to #compassion.”

“The skills learned in school are what you’ll need when you’re in the work force. It’s social emotional skills that companies want. You need it in today’s world. It’s good for you, healthy, increases your ability to #focus, be #aware, & prepares you for the real world work force.”

To hear what else he has to say and register for the summit:

To learn more about Congressman’s Tim Ryan, please visit: