Nikki is a long time meditator, mindfulness teacher, and mother of two teen girls and a Dobie named Bardo. After Nikki received her Master's in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, where mindfulness/awareness meditation was the foundation of her training; she wanted to share this unique wisdom with kids. She began that journey in her youngest daughter's classroom almost a decade ago. The teachers, parents and kids noticed the benefits right away which sparked her desire to continue sharing these practices throughout the greater Miami area. JustBE is also being spread by her eldest daughter, a junior in highschool who created an internship program where she and a group of her peers have been trained by Nikki to become Mindful Mentors in elementary school classrooms, offering weekly mindfulness practices from this Guidebook.
Nikki's hope for this book is that it will inspire more parents, families, classrooms and schools to practice how to JustBE--more aware, compassionate and empathic.