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May 10 2023

BeInkandescent Health & Wellness: The Mind, Body, Spirit, Soul Show
BeInkandescent Health & Wellness: The Mind, Body, Spirit, Soul Show
This month on the BeInkandescent Health & Wellness show: Meet the leaders of PeaceFull Kids — Inspiring people to develop the habit of intentionally and consistently supporting their happiness and the well-being of those around them

Spring 2023: A Note from Hope Katz Gibbs, host and producer, BeInkandescent Health & Wellness ShowFor more than 30 years, Heidi Kaufman and Carolyn Rabidoux have been friends who are on a mission: They are passionate about prioritizing health and wellness. “In 2008, we began working together to bring the well-being tools of yoga to a local elementary school,” explains the co-founders of the nonprofit Peacefull Kids.

On this episode of the BeInkandescent show:

  • You’ll learn how with a Greater Rochester Health Foundation grant, this dynamic duo developed and implemented a program that catalyzed wellness throughout the school;
  • How it helped hundreds of students increase self-awareness, better manage stress, and get more movement during the school day. In 2018 they launched Peacefull Kids to bring the research and interventions of Positive Psychology to the greater community;
  • What these new and powerful tools for educators and students will support their well-being and help them meet challenging times.

Don’t miss it! 

About the Founders

Heidi Kaufman is a trailblazer. “In 2006, I introduced yoga to schools because I knew I was also teaching students the life skills of managing energy and emotions through yoga poses. I was passionate about bringing this information to the broader community, so in 2008, I opened the first kids and family yoga studio in Rochester for families to relax, connect, and build their strength and flexibility. I am excited to bring cutting-edge content to schools after completing my Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. The research in positive psychology of character strengths, happiness, resilience, grit, and optimism informs all our work and has given us new frameworks and language to support people in flourishing. At Peacefull Kids, we leverage my decades of experience teaching and training yoga and Carolyn’s 36 years in education to deliver programming that supports and empowers all constituents within school communities to enhance their well-being.

Carolyn Rabidoux is a masterful teacher. “After 36 years working in public education as a teacher and school and district level administrator, I am very aware of the importance of supporting students’ academic achievement and providing them with the tools to enhance their well-being. I have always believed that supporting teachers and other school personnel’s social/emotional well-being will help each individual and positively impact the students and the school’s culture. I retired from public education in 2020, but my desire to support the well-being of educators and students has not waned. I currently work as a coach for new administrators and hope to pass my passion for wellness initiatives on to the new generation of educators. As a co-owner of Peacefull Kids, Heidi and I provide tools that support the well-being of educators, students, and families through the programs we created based on the science of positive psychology.

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Read about more people and organizations helping to create Inkandescent Kids in the Spring 2023 issue of our health & wellness magazine:

Your Host: Hope Katz Gibbs, publisher, BeInkandescent Health & Wellness magazine

About the Show: Learn how to get and stay healthy — Mind, Body, Spirit, Soul, and Heart! We invite you to Meet Me at Your Well and learn from the healers, helpers, and wellness gurus who want you to live the happiest, healthiest life of your dreams.

Previous Episodes
Monday, August 8th, 2022

Today on the BeInkandescent Health & Wellness Show: Meet Eric Jones, the new president of the US Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

A Note from Eric Jones, president, US Distance Learning Association — The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education in over 150 countries and affected 1.6 billion students. In response, many countries implemented some form of remote learning but many lack the knowledge and/or resources on how to effectively cope. More than ever, the world saw the need to adapt to a new educational context: Distance Learning. Since 1987, USDLA has been at the forefront of distance learning education research, development, andClick here to listen to the podcast!

Friday, June 10th, 2022

Do you want to be a massage therapist? Then you won’t want to miss today’s interview with Shari Aldrich, owner, Bodymechanics School of Massage

A Note from Hope Katz Gibbs, publisher, Be Inkandescent Health & Wellness magazine — Today on BeInkandescent Health & Wellness magazine’s Mind, Body, Spirit, and Soul Show, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Shari Aldrich, owner of Bodymechanics School of Massage. About Shari: As the owner of Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage, Shari has the ability to focus on her life’s work — to help people reach their goals through education. Her personal mission is to help 1 million people getClick here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, August 1st, 2021

Let’s Go Soul Dreaming with Life Coach Brenda Lee Nelson: Learn to create the life you were meant to live!

A Note from Hope Katz Gibbs, publisher, BeInkandescent Health & Wellness magazine — I am so excited to introduce our readers to wonderful Brenda Lee Nelson, a masterful life coach that I met during my own Martha Beck Wayfinder Life Coach training in 2020. In the year since, Brenda and I have been on monthly Coach-the-Coach calls, which are a wonderful tool to help coaches stay centered. In my experience working with Brenda, being centered is her superpower. As you’ll learn inClick here to listen to the podcast!

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

Building the Future: Architect Alex Yuen interviews Edie Dillman, co-founder of B.Public Prefab for BeInkandescent Health & Wellness magazine

A Note from Hope Katz Gibbs, publisher, BeInkandescent Health & Wellness magazine — As we look forward to 2022, I can’t think of a better cover story of the January-February issue than architect Alex Yuen who will be interviewing Edie Dillman, CEO of B.Public Prefab. “B.Public prefab panelized off-site construction system radically reduces carbon footprint while maximizing comfort and low-energy performance for new home construction,” explains Edie of her company based in Santa Fe, NM. “Craftsman prefab designed to exceed your greenest dreams.”Click here to listen to the podcast!

Friday, February 5th, 2021

Living the Life of Your Dreams: Check out our interview with award-winning actor Greg Jbara, a star on CBS’ “Blue Bloods”

A Note from Hope Katz Gibbs, producer, Inkandescent Radio: I am thrilled to have interviewed Tony Award-winning actor Greg Jbara on Facebook Live. A friend since childhood (while attending Juilliard, he was the drama counselor at Camp Akiba, which I attended from ages 10-20), Greg and I have remained in touch. When I reached out to ask if he’d be willing to be the cover story of my magazine’s next issue, BeInkandescent Health & Wellness — Greg said YES!Click here to listen to the podcast!

Sunday, November 1st, 2020

Chicago artist Autumn Pippenburg explains why she founded the Art of Giving Foundation

“Through emotional inspiration and cultural awareness art is responsible for bringing all of us together,” insist the founders of the Chicago-based Art of Giving Foundation, which was born from passion, diligence, and a genuine concern for the enrichment of communities — and the common good. A philanthropic art broker, the Art of Giving Foundation provides artists around the world the means to promote and sell their art all while giving back to their communities. Art purchases through the organization’s websiteClick here to listen to the podcast!

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Meet Slash Coleman: The Man Making People Across America Laugh their Way to Healing

The Inkandescent™ Radio team is thrilled to introduce you to multi-talented Slash Coleman, an award-winning storyteller and writer who in 2016 introduced Laughter Yoga to as many people in Richmond, VA that he could find. His free classes were attended by thousands, all curious about how they could laugh their way to healing using a yogic art form created in India — a method Slash got turned on to as a way to heal his collapsed lungs. Here’s the back story:Click here to listen to the podcast!

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

The Future of Architecture: Glimpse the designs of buildings we’ll soon be inhabiting

January 2021: A note from Hope, publisher, BeInkandescent Health & Wellness magazine — It is a pleasure to launch 2021 to look to the future. With that goal in mind, we are honored to feature two dynamic young architects who have an eye on the future. Meet Weijia Song and Alex Yuen, founders of Collective Operations, an architectural and urban design, research, and development firm seeking to do things differently. “We focus on design, research, and development because we think that each isClick here to listen to the podcast!