Mindfulness is for Everyone 

In this short video, Philadelphia-based social worker Kenneth Bourne reads from Caverly Morgan’s A Kid’s Book About Mindfulness to offer a grounding moment of pause and reflection.

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When Philadelphia-based social worker Kenneth Bourne came across Caverly Morgan’s A Kid’s Book About Mindfulness, it hit home in a big way. He knew the ideas from the book could benefit members of his community at any age, not only the children. “Growing up in Philly, we’re not taught to look up often. We will always check our sides or behind us, but you never look up,” he says. This book encourages the reader to do just that—to look up for a moment, take it all in, and explore who you are and why that matters. So, in partnership with Morgan, Bourne made the video below, which is set to a voiceover of a reading from A Kid’s Book About Mindfulness. His goal is to spread the word that awareness can be practiced anywhere, anytime, and by anyone. 

“I think what I like most about that video is how normal I’m trying to make mindfulness seem for people who look like me,” Bourne says. Bourne, who is Black, is the founder and CEO of Bourne ANEW, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Black boys and young men develop the skills they need in order…