"Boundless Blooms has invested in School Mental Health to enhance our student and staff’s understanding and practice of mindfulness utilizing the Mindful Moments cards. Boundless Blooms was gracious enough to support several Mental Wellness Fairs on campuses engaging students in mindfulness activities to positively support their mental and academic health. Students were engaged with the Mindful Moments cards which taught focus and the growth of building calm in their lives. As the world pivoted into a virtual world Boundless Blooms pivoted with us along the journey. Boundless Blooms trained all of our amazing Psychiatric Social Workers and our intern program this year utilizing a virtual platform through their virtual took kit. The virtual cards offered tangible exercises to support mindfulness as a practice with inspirational mantras and intentions. The Mindful Moments cards are a vehicle to build resilience, improve social emotional skills, and help us all connect to the present moment. Thank you Kaajal and Boundless Blooms for investing in us so that we may invest and teach others. Boundless Blooms has made a community impact across School Mental Health from students, to staff, to parents. Thank you for your continual investment as we all need a moment of reflection and inspiration!
"Incorporating Boundless Blooms’ Mindful Moments into our curriculum has opened the door for our corps members to begin the discussion of mindfulness in connection to social emotional development for the preschool classrooms we serve in. The exercises can be implemented at a developmentally appropriate level so that preschoolers can follow along at home while the corps members demonstrate each activity. Our corps members also learn about practicing mindfulness while preparing the activities for the kids. Even though the age group corps members serve through Jumpstart is kids from ages 3-5, we fully believe it’s never too early to begin the practice of mindfulness to help understand emotions and learn healthy coping strategies for processing those emotions. Mindful Moments helps both our kids and our corps members. With strong social emotional skills, the kids we serve will be able to learn self-regulation from an early age resulting them in being better prepared for elementary school when they make that transition. Additionally, the corps members learn the benefits of practicing mindfulness and learn how to adapt the activities they practice with the kids into their own lives to increase focus to become better college students. We are incredibly thankful for the partnership we have with Boundless Blooms and for Kaajal’s continued collaboration!