The MT site also offered an easy way to announce and learn about mindfulness workshops and training for children, teens and their families. After some consideration, we realized that this particular aspect of the site isn't readily available on other online forums - and neither is the ability to draw attention to these events once they have been posted.
With that purpose in mind, we'd like to invite you to participate in a reinvented Mindfulness Together Facebook page, which is already "liked" by nearly 900 people and the Mindfulness Together Twitter feed with over 900 followers. The MT Facebook page and Twitter feed offer a great opportunity to announce and link to mindfulness events. In each edition of the Inner Kids email newsletter, which is sent to Susan's list twice a month, we'll review the page for upcoming events and link to them.To keep the page relevant and helpful, we ask that the page remain focused on mindfulness education, training and workshops. We hope that you - and the new friends who join us because of your participation - will utilize these underused resources to learn about mindfulness events in your area.
If you haven't "liked" the Mindfulness Together Facebook page yet, or followed Mindfulness Together on Twitter, click on these links to say hello. We're betting you'll find some friends from the old neighborhood there.
Note from Susan Kaiser Greenland: Today's guest post is from Lisa Kelly, a professional fund raiser for a Los Angeles based nonprofit that serves people of all ages with mental and developmental disabilities. She coordinates the Inner Kids email newsletter and online outreach. Lisa has put a good deal of thought into our decision to take the Mindfulness Together online community offline, considering the reasons behind our decision as well as the comments and email we've received in response. She proposes that we keep the social media elements of Mindfulness Together (even though we've taken the online community offline). In this way Mindfulness Together can still function as a megaphone through which we can continue to cheerlead for our friends and colleagues, and champion the strong work that's happening in the field, without maintaining a separate online community.