Love In Action
“Human kindness is something that a society cannot live without. We will certainly decline and go into ruin without it.” – Goldie Hawn. Here comes a rush of positive energy. Hear Goldie Hawn tell her story from, “God to Go-Go" a perfect connection. She discusses her early life, her relationship to God and the difficult road she has traveled to support her success. Hawn discusses how her personal journey and desire to stay true to herself has led her to a passion for helping children to thrive through her organization MindUP™ and The Hawn Foundation.
This is a spectacular episode is filled with contagious laughter and intelligent conversation on one of most important aspects of humanity, caring for children, the foundation of the future.
45:38 | 2014
Goldie Hawn is an Academy Award winning actress, producer, director, best-selling author and children’s advocate. She is the founder of The Hawn Foundation, a public charity with a mission to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to lead smarter, healthier, and happier lives. Alarmed by increases in school violence, youth depression and suicide, and the persistent failure of the education system to help children cope with increasingly stressful lives, Goldie began The Hawn Foundation in 2003 to apply cutting edge scientific research to create education programs that support the social and emotional development of children. Working with leading neuroscientists, educators and researchers, the foundation developed MindUP™, an evidence-based curriculum and teaching model for grades K-8 that provides children with the tools to help them understand and improve their own emotions, moods and behaviors; reduce stress and anxiety; sharpen concentration; build confidence; increase empathy; and improve academic performance in school. MindUP™ is currently being taught in schools in the United States and Canada. Goldie is also the author of the best-selling “A Lotus Grows in the Mud and Ten Mindful Minutes”, “Easy Steps to Joy”, and “Mindfulness for Parents and Children.” Ms. Hawn has been honored for her work with children. Among them, in 2009, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) presented Goldie with a special award for her work to increase public understanding of mental health.
Visit her website https://mindup.org