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Wisdom 2.0 Conference: Mindfulness in the Modern World

Managing the Stream: Living Consciously and Effectively in a Connected World; From Email Apnea to Embodied Computing: The Breath and Technology; Mindfulness and the Brain: What Science Tells Us; Post-Modern Practice: Awareness in the Age of Technology; Delivering Happiness.

The titles of the panels and presentations from the first day of the Wisdom 2.0 conference say it all. Bringing awareness to our connectedness in this age of technology–what an amazing, complex, and relevant concept to capture and explore in a 2-day workshop.

Some of the speakers are the bright and innovative leaders in high profile tech companies. Others are CEO’s of successful companies. They are all willing to share their perspective on the art of bringing balance to being engaged in the gadgets and tools, and success, while staying present with a vital commitment to quality in your personal life.

The folks from Google talked about supporting their staff and partners by providing healthful food at their work campus, as well as yoga classes. The CEO of Zappos shared the secret to the company’s success by way of explaining how their 10 Core Values permeate the culture from the bottom up and back again. In a nutshell: Deliver Happiness. Twitter was well represented and expressed the moving forward of their company to bring a culture of balance and support to their team. Joan Halifax, a long time Zen practitioner, discussed how her daily mindfulness practice permeates the way she connects with others across the world–she would feel “impoverished” without Twitter, but she is respectful of how, when, and why she sends tweets.


The attendees are an eclectic group of professionals, offering delightful relationship-building dialogues. We are all seeking that balance: taking care of ourselves while taking care of business…

I can’t wait to see what Day 2 will bring!

Robin Mallery

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"The Holiday Survival Cooking and Eating Class exceeded my expectations. It was so enjoyable to learn new ideas for healthy snacks and meals, taste the delicious treats we created and leave with an inspired hope that this will be my healthiest holiday season yet! I am impressed with the knowledge and care that Robin (and Wendy from In the Kitchen) both possess and I look forward to taking more classes in the future. Thanks again!"  --Rose M.   “What a wonderful, yummy class! Not only did we participate in creating several easy-to-make, delicious, nourishing dishes for the holidays and every day, we also learned strategies for surviving and enjoying the upcoming holiday season. Both Robin & Wendy were delightful and imparted their cooking and eating knowledge with love, humor, and enthusiasm. I highly recommend their classes to anyone who is interested in developing a better way to look at food, using thoughtfulness with mindfulness to learn some very valuable strategies for eating any time of the year!” --CAM   “I found the class delightful with great ideas for the holidays. In the Kitchen is a warm and welcoming place and you and Wendy were great teaching collaborators. Good new recipes. I appreciate your healthy eating information. I recommend this class to anyone wanting to enjoy the holidays without stressing over food. Actually, the information isn’t just for the holidays. I want to stay healthy all year and eat well.” --Pat B.   "I’ve participated in several classes at In the Kitchen, enjoyed them all immensely, but it is always a special treat when Wendy teaches a class. The recipes offered in The Holiday Survival class were easy to make and so delicious. And what a plus to have Robin co-teach the The Holiday Survival class with Wendy. Thank you, Robin, for all your great information on healthy eating, which was delivered so professionally, dovetailing beautifully into Wendy’s presentation. Hope you two team up again for more classes of scrumptious, healthy recipes. What a fun evening!!" --Carol B. _______________ I love this positive feedback! How gratifying it is to touch the lives of others in a meaningful way…and to be able to do so around a topic that is so dear to me, is just the icing on the cake (right—pun intended!). Wendy Van Wagner and I will continue to offer seasonal cooking classes in addition to the occasional specialty class…stay tuned!
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