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August 19, 2021

Be Present

As the days fly by and my bambinos go back to college, I’ve been struck by how this month’s theme of Mindfulness is enabling me to be present in the moment and not pine too much for the past or worry about the future. As my children have gotten older, August has become such a transition month. It starts out feeling fully like the lazy days of summer (yes, those 90+ degree days last week emphasized that point) and then a light switch turns and the minds eye shifts to the “new school year.” No matter what their age, I’m struck by a pang of nostalgia met with excitement and anticipation. On one hand, I’m saddened to think that my children are leaving the nest and on the other hand I’m really excited for them. Being present has really helped me keep these conflicting emotions at bay.

This Thursday, we continue the theme of Mindfulness with a session on ‘Focusing on Mental Health as a Founder’ that starts at 6pm. Join in to learn about how to give yourself grace while juggling all the demands of building a business. We’ll also continue our focus on EdTech at 4pm with an enlightening session, “Making Waves: STEM Education from the U.S. Navy.” And as always, we encourage you to join our weekly OnRamp and Startup Roundtable sessions.

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Tracy Brala
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