Nima Patel is a mindfulness expert, certified conscious parenting coach and the founder of Mindful Champs, a business committed to enhancing children's wellbeing. Meanwhile, Nima is a former primary school teacher and nursery manager. When working within the education system Nima noticed that mindfulness was not being taught as part of the school curriculum; as a passionate advocate for the benefits of mindfulness with regards to children's mental health (she believes this is a critical part of their emotional development), this was a huge concern for her. This, and the sudden loss of her father, inspired Nima to create her 'Mindful Me' journal, which helps childen to develop emotional intelligence, self-awareness and confidence at a crucial time in their development.
People often hold on to pain and anger; whether someone hurt you 10 years ago or 6 months ago, we convince ourselves that we can’t afford to move past these emotions because this would”‘let them off the hook” and simply wouldn’t respect the hurt that they’ve caused. We believe forgiveness is a sign of weakness and that we’re strong and forthright if we hold onto our resentment, punishing those who have done us wrong. This is not the case at all because, when we hold on to these painful emotions, we’re only holding ourselves back from moving forward.4 August 2022