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Zaineb Creates a Mindful Moment with her Students

Trudy Goodman, Founding Teacher at InsightLA, spent a wonder filled week with the Little Ripples teachers.
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Camping for 13 Years

Oumda Tarbosh is a leader. He tries to stay cheerful and optimistic for his family and for his community. But he readily acknowledges that people are traumatized, malnourished, and often feel hopeless.
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The Present Moment

My name is Tahani. It was given to me by the refugees in Camp Goz Amer after much laughter at trying to pronounce Trudy. It means “congratulations.” They told me it’s a nice name. I like it.
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[video] Trudy visits a Little Ripples Pond

iACT25: Pond Visit with Trudy Goodman from iACT on Vimeo. Trudy Goodman, Founding Teacher at InsightLa is with the iACT team in refugee camp Goz Amer. For the next week, Trudy and Joslyn will lead Little Ripples teachers and Refugees United Soccer Academy coaches through a mindfulness training to help deepen their practice. Today, Trudy visits a Little Ripples Pond!

Beauty and Sorrow

After the soccer demonstration, the Little Ripples preschool teachers and the soccer coaches gathered for our day of mindfulness. Friday is their Saturday, so there’s no school. So we work with the adults (mostly young adults) without the children. We began with a traditional blessing offered by Ahmed, who translates for us. We played a game to break the ice, and Joslyn and I
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