Social entrepreneur, fundraiser and public servant Sam Beard invited Dr. Jenna Tedesco to speak to an audience about the benefits of mindfulness meditation. Beard is working to help spread the practice of mindfulness meditation throughout Delaware, the nation and the world with the launch of GIFT.
Jenna Tedesco stood in front of a room of about 200 guests, and asked them to stand up and do something she said Americans struggle to do – look around the room and look each other in the eye.
“Take a minute and really look at who’s in the room with you,” said Tedesco, a psychologist. “Look at these people, and understand deeply everyone wants the same stuff.”
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Dr. Tedesco introduced him (Allen) to mindfulness based stress reduction. Allen calls it “transformative.” He warns, however, that “it’s not a magic pill,” and “it doesn’t happen overnight.” It required practice what he calls “my full-on attention.” Eventually, “I learned how to reshape my ability to manage some of the crappy things in life-as well as some of the good things,”
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Sam Beard and Delaware Senator Coons speak out favoring support for Mindfulness for Veterans.
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On March 21, 2007 Dr. Jenna began offering a segment for Fox 29 News called Ask The Expert. There are pictures of Behind The Scenes in the form of a movie.