We could all be more present for each other.
I had come to a point in my life where I wanted to take better care of myself. Working full time, wife, two young kids, a worrier by nature, feeling very stressed. Not balanced. I was especially frustrated and judgmental toward myself with the way I was reacting to my son. I wanted to gain some control of my life.
I met one of my mentors in a coffee shop. I knew she had been very involved with Mindfulness. She suggested I take a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class.
The MBSR class and Mindfulness have changed my life. I have learned that I have not much control of anything. Mindfulness has taught me to be more compassionate, patient, loving, and accepting of who I am. It has taught me to pay attention more and it has made me more aware.
I enjoy life more. I have befriended myself.
Now I am dedicated to helping other people make their self-care a priority. This is what I love to do and what I feel I am meant to do. If we, as adults, become committed to self-care, then the hope is that, in turn, our kids will learn these skills.
• Josh Gansky
“Thank you for your gentle manner-wonderful reminder to stop and smell the roses. Very empowering.”
• Chester County Intermediate Unit Administrator
“This was the most important thing I have learned. Taking care of me.”
• Lower Merion School District Staff Member
“I loved the Hands-on practices that we did. It was great to actually experience mindfulness in the moment.”
• Montgomery County Community College Student
“Thank you for a reminder to be present in my life.”
• Upper Merion Area School District Staff Member
“Thanks Josh, for your presentation. I felt at ease and what you did connected with me.”
• Cedar Brook Middle School School District of Cheltenham Township Staff Member
“I needed this more than I thought.”
• Montgomery County Community College Staff Member
“I learned to pause, reflect, relax, and be in the moment.”
• Lower Moreland School District Staff Member
“Thank you very much for teaching us how to take care of ourselves and be mindful!” This is something I really hope to use.”
• Upper Merion Area School District Teacher, New Staff Induction Program
“Josh is the consummate Mindfulness Instructor. It is obvious he practices what he preaches. With great class diversity, he steadfastly practices meeting each individual where they are. He never pushes; is genuinely respectful; interested; compassionate; caring; and so knowledgeable. He clearly references articles and authors with great respect. I am grateful for all he has to offer.”
• Main Line School Night Student