Building an Inclusive Community: Mindfulness Affinity Groups

The Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness (MAM) values diversity and understands the importance of supporting an inclusive community. In alignment with our core values, we are fortunate to be able to offer a number of affinity groups here in Kansas City. WHAT IS AN AFFINITY GROUP? An affinity group is made up of people who prefer, usually for … Continue reading Building an Inclusive Community: Mindfulness Affinity Groups

Self-Compassion, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Recently Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, Dr. Sydney Spears, provided an interview for Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris in which she shared her views on the important role of self-compassion in diversity, equity and inclusion work and vice versa. Please take some time out of your day to listen to this important conversation: "Dr. Sydney Spears … Continue reading Self-Compassion, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Sydney Spears, PhD: My First Experience as a Person of Color in MSC

A mindfulness teacher discusses her search for internal cultural-racial connection in her personal mindfulness and self-compassion journey as well as the importance of acknowledging and honoring the visible and invisible intersections of diverse identities in the groups in which we participate.