VIDEO Stories

"Just Breathe"

by Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman (Wavecrest Films)

The inspiration for “Just Breathe” first came about when I overheard my then 5-year-old son talking with his friend about how emotions affect different regions of the brain, and how to calm down by taking deep breaths — all things they were beginning to learn in Kindergarten at their new school, Citizens of the World Charter School, in Mar Vista, CA. The film is entirely unscripted – what the kids say is based purely on their own neuro-scientific understanding of difficult emotions, and how they cope through breathing and meditation.



by Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman (Wavecrest Films)

“Release” is the 2nd in our series of Mindful Shorts, and it focuses on stress and anxiety as experienced by middle school kids.

PRINTED Resources


A Weekly Wellness Program For Teachers and Students K-8


The Mindful Classroom


Mindful Schools

A great resource and support tool for teachers.

A website with interesting articles, stories and links that may help you learn more about mindfulness as you develop your own personal practice.

Mindfulness Quiz

The quiz draws on a mindfulness scale developed by researchers at La Salle University and Drexel University, led by psychology professor Lee Ann Cardaciotto.