As one of Inner Explorer’s Co-Founders, Laura discovered the benefits of mindful awareness more than 23 years ago when she was trying to manage the stress of travel and long workdays. In 2001, while working at GE, Laura had the insight to share her mindful awareness practice with hundreds of fellow employees. Upon seeing the many positive results that regular practice had on performance, creativity, and wellbeing, she realized it would be the perfect fit for education. The practices can help children navigate the ups and downs of life with resilience, alleviating stress and anxiety, and can help them focus, allowing them to be ‘ready to learn’. -- all with compassion, openness, and love. She can hardly wait to see the effects of an entire generation of children to going through this program.....Imagine! Laura received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Boston College and a Doctoral Degree in Psychology from Sofia University. She was trained as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts and has been teaching adults and children since 2007.