Ok, so maybe it’s not “news” that my TEDx Talk made the Mindful.org website, but it’s pretty cool to me! The TED Talk is about getting mindful and social emotional learning programs into our education system, why mental health education is so important to stopping the violence, and using our voice to make a positive difference in the world. I was so nervous when I delivered the Talk in front of 500 people, and it was definitely a time to practice what I preach! I’m grateful that I knew the techniques to calm myself and breathe through the fear, and I’m very grateful for the TEDx platform for allowing me to share a very important message.

I enjoy being a youth mental health education advocate, and I recommend to other teens to find something they care about, whether it’s climate control, substance abuse, anti-bullying, or something else, and use their voice to make a difference in the world.

Thank you so much Mindful Magazine for sharing my TED Talk on your site! I really appreciate it!

Check it out here: TEDx on Mindful