As I begin the process of handing over the reins of this most amazing organization, I am keenly aware that mindfulness and all that goes along with it around self-care, being in the present moment, taking care of ourselves and each other with kindness - all of this is more important than ever.
Katelyn Loring is an Occupational Therapy Doctoral candidate at Tufts University. Katelyn spent the summer interning at Calmer Choice researching the efficacy of the organization’s virtual, adult mindfulness programs.
We interviewed Katelyn to learn more about her background, interests, results of her research study, and plans for the future.
With our fiscal year ending June 30th, it is always a time of reflection to look back on our work and accomplishments from the entire year. This year’s reflection seemed a little surreal as the year of Covid loomed so large yet did not stall program creation & offerings.
Calmer Choice, a thought leader in secular mindfulness and social-emotional health and wellbeing in schools and communities, today announced that Emily Smalley has been chosen as its next Chief Executive Officer.
At Calmer Choice, we have so much to be grateful for as we step out into the sun this spring. Read about our latest news and plans for 2021 from Emily Smalley, COO.
Over the past year, with all of the restrictions and uncertainty, life, at times has seemed to slug along. However, now, amidst the rebirth that spring brings, comes a renewed sense of hope.
As 2020 began, Calmer Choice was poised to successfully complete year 1 of our strategic plan on target. We were on or ahead of plan in many areas, and had good momentum coming into the second half of our fiscal year. Then our world – everyone’s world – changed.
Today is March 1st. As I take some time to reflect on the start of a
new month, I am aware of a variety of thoughts and feelings. As March
signals the official start to spring, I am aware that I love this time
of year, bearing witness to the unofficial start of the spring season.
Witnessing the spring song of the birds, feeling the warmth of the
sunlight, and seeing daylight expand well into the late afternoon.
As I experience March’s presence through my senses, I also acknowledge and remember what was present a year ago.
"My commitment to this organization is to lean into this leadership of letting go...Guiding the amazing board of directors and staff to build the leadership team that will support and carry this organization into whatever it is meant to be doing for the next decade. Powerfully with courage, integrity, and purpose."
After nearly 11 years in service to Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts region, Calmer Choice’s CEO, Fiona Jensen, will retire on December 23, 2021. Ms. Jensen leaves behind a legacy of kindness, compassion, and an unparalleled commitment to the mental health and wellbeing of the communities she and Calmer Choice have served.