Day 5 of the #MindfulKidsPeaceSummit is here! The theme today is Social Emotional Learning, Interacting with Others, and Positive Psychology: More Mindfulness and how Teachers and Parents Can Help.

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

Helen Maffini and I spoke with Dr Diane Gehart who works in Positive Psychology. This was a different kind of interview for the peace summit because it was 3 people on the video at the same time. We talk about the 5 pillars of health and wellness, and it’s something that we all know, but very few of us follow. See if you can guess what the 5 most important things to do to stay healthy are… or watch the interview to find out.

“#Positive #Psychology studies #happiness. One of the findings is that #Mindfulness correlates to happiness.”

“In the past 10 yrs, the rate of #depression #anxiety in kids has doubled. A rise in social media is correlated w/ that shift. The rates of suicide have gone up by 30% in teens. Understanding what makes us #happy is more than a luxury right now. It’s a very serious topic.”

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

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