She has extensive experience directing strategy for complex initiatives and programs related to child, family, and community well-being through public policy and programs that create social change. Most recently, she became Director of Development at Ivy Child International, a non-profit teaching children and communities mindfulness, self-regulation, and leadership. She is also a consultant with the Mayor's office of Newton, MA on the America Leads 2050 initiative, an effort to increase economic mobility and strengthen pathways to the middle class and beyond with cities and civic leaders in the U.S. Prior to this, she spent eight years at Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child where she directed its Science of Adversity and Resilience portfolio and its work on applying the science of toxic stress to practice and policy. She sits on multiple Boards of Directors, including the Wholistic Health Alliance. Becca received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University in Child Development and Community Health and her masters degree from Boston University School of Public Health with a concentration in maternal and child health. She is a certified yoga instructor and pursues her love of yoga as an extension of her work in public health, social policy, and stress.
Founder/President & CEO of Ivy Child International, an international non-profit that develops and facilitates mindfulness based cross-cultural health education programs. As a child specialist and educator, her research interests range from applied positive psychology and mindfulness based learning with children/youth to international issues such as overcoming devastation and trauma, as well as urban challenges. Her professional experiences have led her to partnerships with UNICEF and World Vision. The Worcester Business Journal honored Rose as one of the "40 Under 40 Rising Stars" in Central Massachusetts in 2010, 2011 "Young Leaders pioneering global social change," "Top 12 People Making a Difference in Central Massachusetts" in 2012 and named "Women Leading In Central Massachusetts" in 2013/2014 and most recently a featured TEDx speaker on "Unlocking Children's Potential Through Mindfulness" in 2014.
"I have always believed that taking help and guidance doesn't make you small or a loser. Life throws challenges and sometimes it isn't easy to handle yourself so I have never been afraid of asking for help, paying for counselling or motivation. I am not a faith shopper but a supporter of the importance of the mind, body and spirit, well being and peace. I truly believe it is possible every day, but one must work on it each day consciously. The reason I chose to contribute was is to reach out to others in my own way to help them heal. Heal yourself and happiness will definitely come!"
"When I heard about MindBodyAdvisor, I knew I had to be a part of it. I am constantly trying to better myself spiritually, mentally and physically. This seems like the place where it was coming together for me. My small contribution to it is the design of the logo. I created a symbol that evokes a calm, seeking and connected feeling. It brings together structure and serenity, a balance we all want to find."
"The combined well-being of our mind, body and soul is real inner peace. With every single step towards inner wellness, we get closer to knowing what we want from the world and vice versa. A sound soul not only learns, it also teaches. We believe MindBodyAdvisor's efforts to carve out time for improvisation of inner well-being and consciousness will help individuals attain an overall balance in life. We sometimes need to wrap ourselves out of the hustle and bustle that surrounds us; this would serve as a platform where people can reach out to learn more about the higher perspectives of life."
"The benefits of inner well-being are widely known. It enables individuals to lead an existence in peace with what is. Unfortunately, with the pace of modern life, practicing meditation has become difficult. As a new entrant into the world of mindfulness, I see MindBodyAdvisor as being a portal which could make inner well-being and contentment accessible to a large number of people. I believe this is a truly commendable goal and I wish to associate with it."
"Health, whether mental or physical has an enormous impact on our actions. I think its important to encourage better inner health as it creates opportunities for individuals to reach the peak of their potential. The world deserves and strongly requires a balanced approach to everyday life. I feel Mind Body Advisor can play a vital role, especially in our current super-tech world :)"
"I believe, the definition for inner well-being would be different for all but the path to achieving it would be similar. To harness ones inner self is all about knowing oneself, accepting yourself as a creation of a might creator. I believe that this space, when well groomed could enhance your abilities to process thoughts, keeping you fresh and active. I desire to be part of this space and try to bring in an equilibrium between my mind and my body."
"I recently graduated from Business School and have moved to Singapore with my husband. I am a firm believer is living a balanced life. Even though my current focus is my professional career, I always try to be a part of new experiences that will further develop my soul!"
"If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If it's broken from inside, life begins. Great things always start from inside".
We have the power to create our lives the way we want, just by changing our thoughts and feelings. I have learnt with my life that if only I choose the happy thought, accept the reality and live in it, be grateful for it and take responsibility, everything around me changes to so much better, and I can create and live the life I want, with a mind full of peace and joy, irrespective of external circumstances.
If I can even help one person take the path that I did and gain infinite happiness from within, I would feel honoured.
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