In the spring of 2015, staff and students of Lafayette Elementary School, the original Peace of Mind school, were filmed and interviewed for a documentary about mindfulness by director Paul McGowan. The resulting film, just released, is titled A Joyful Mind. We were supposed to be a very small piece of the film, but the filmmakers truly got it, and the section on Peace of Mind takes up almost ten minutes of the whole 60 minute documentary! It’s wonderful to hear students speak so eloquently about how mindfulness practice helps them academically, to deal with strong emotions and to be better friends, and helps them live happier, healthier lives. Truly, this is why we do this work. Check out the trailer here!