Paula Reardon-Webster possesses a passion for mindfulness and a commitment to share this passion in creative ways with others.
She helps individuals and organizations cultivate mindful awareness; improve business culture and practices by developing compassionate leadership; and access resilience, creativity, and a sense of well-being through the use of mind-body skills. Paula believes these skills are accessible to everyone to support happier, healthier and more meaningful lives.
After many years in healthcare financial management, while also raising a family, Paula experienced the waves of stress many people suffer. As a way to ride those waves, especially the ones stirred up by raising adolescents, Paula firmly embraced meditation practice. The impact of meditating was PROFOUND. While situations may not have changed, the ease in moving through them did.
Paula was so inspired she returned to school and earned an M.S. in Mindfulness Studies at Lesley University. While in this program, she completed much of the coursework offered by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Paula also has taken Mindful Self-compassion Training, and is a certified RYT200-hour yoga teacher and an Evidence-Based Qigong (EBQ) instructor.
Along the way, Paula has encountered some pretty amazing teachers, including Chade-Meng Tan (right), founder of Google's "Search-Inside-Yourself" program. Check out his TED talk on why "Compassion is good for business!" from the 2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies.
Paula has taught at:
Mount Auburn Hospital
Motherbrook Arts & Community Center
The Center at Westwoods
The Abbott Center
Westwood Family Chiropractic
Calmer Choice of Cape Cod