Inspired by the great work and intention of “Two Giants,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who together dreamed of building “The Beloved Community,” Valerie has always taken an inclusive and interconnected community-based approach for Miami events.  Read more below…


RESILIENCE screening and Panel Discussion about ACE’s, Mental Health, Resilience and Mindfulness at Coral Gables Congregational Church.  (March 2022)


four speakers

Improved Mental Health Through Mindfulness-Based Programs 
(Biltmore Hotel, December 2019)


U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan visits Arcola Lakes Elementary

U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan visits AIE Int’l Academy and Mater Academy.


U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, national advocate for Mindfulness in Education and Safe Schools visits Miami public schools.

U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan visits Arcola Lakes Elementary in Liberty City.

Congressman Tim Ryan Visits Miami-Dade Schools , from The Miami Herald, May 2018