One Childhood Lesson That Sticks with Me

From a young age, I was taught that it is more blessed to give than to receive . . . . . . and over the years, I’ve come to appreciate the wisdom behind those simple words. You see, one of the founding principles of NICABM is to give back and do what we can…

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Changing Lives, One Well at a Time

About a week ago, we held a Day of Donation. We decided that for one day, we’d donate everything we took in from the purchase of Gold Subscriptions to charity: water. The response was overwhelming. According to charity: water, it costs an average of $30 to give one person access to clean water. And this…

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Shining a Light into the Darkness

I’ll admit it. I’ve been counting down the days until this year’s Winter Solstice. As the sun sets around 4:20 each afternoon, and darkness envelops the windows of NICABM, I find myself longing for more hours of daylight. Is it any wonder, then, that images of light and dark play such a prominent role in…

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The Power of Mindfulness in Schools

Despite our best intentions, the holidays can be demanding . . . . . . so it’s probably not surprising that levels of anxiety, stress, and depression tend to ramp up around this time of year. Now imagine living at a high level of stress year round (and trying to learn at the same time)….

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Giving as We’ve Received . . .

Beginning at a young age, I was taught to give as I had received . . . . . . so when I began NICABM, I made it a cornerstone of our organization that we would give back to those who are in need. I always like to take some time at the end of…

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Smile Train: Celebrating One Million Smiles

Is it any surprise that one of the most popular songs on radio right now is about clapping along in happiness? If you’re anything like I am, some days the news of the world can seem so bleak, you’re just eager to hear something different. So it’s refreshing to see something uplifting go viral. And…

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