Welcome to Mindful Journey
From time to time we may find ourselves having a difficult time navigating unpleasant emotions. Mindfulness teaches us not just to reduce symptoms of chronic stress, depression and anxiety; but it also teaches us to navigate uncomfortable emotions. Experiencing emotions is part of this beautiful human experience and we must kindly allow ourselves to feel them. Emotions are visitors in a home, they never stay long, and they bring gifts in lessons of maturity, love, and wisdom. Sometimes however we may find that these visitors stay longer than we had hoped. We have become a prisoner of that pain and suffering, and it seems there is no relief.
I have lived this story in its own tale. In 2004, I discovered meditation and experienced its healing abilities. Slowly pain and suffering transitioned from wardens to two intimate friends with a lesson to share with that would help me grow and heal emotionally, mentally, spiritually. A few years later in graduate school, I chose to make mindfulness meditation and loving kindness meditation my area of research. The research continues to be promising and it has shown many have benefited from learning and practicing mindfulness meditation.
I am passionate about teaching others not just how to practice mindfulness but the science of WHY and HOW it works. If the word science frightens you (no judgements here, the words Mathematics frighten me), I teach it so that anyone ages 8-80 may understand.
Mindful Journey offers online courses and coaching in the community that teaches how mindfulness meditation and loving-kindness meditation can help rewire your brain and reboot your emotional body so that you may begin living a life where experiences can be appreciated as just that—experiences. Neither good or bad, no such experience exists, it’s the mind that labels it so. When we learn how to live in that vibration of love and gratitude, we can live much more peaceful, mindful and happier journeys.
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice. meet them at the door laughing and invite them in. Be grateful for whatever comes. Because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
— Jellaludin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks
Mindfulness for All
Raising Mindful Kids
The course is tailored for children ages 4-12. Parents will learn mindfulness techniques that will help their children learn how to regulate emotions, improve focus, improve listening skills, how to identify emotions in themselves and more!
Stress-Reduction for Teens
The course is designed for tweens and teens ages 13-18. Your teen will learn how their thoughts and feelings affect their choices and behaviors, how to identify stressors in their bodies before they become overwhelmed and burnt out, how to identify emotions in themselves and more!
Stress-Reduction for Adults
This course is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course in which participants learn how to reduce stress and the science of WHY and HOW meditation works and how one's emotions, thoughts, and behaviors affect one's perception of their inner and outside worlds.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of bringing our attention to the present moment (the here and now), this practice helps us reduce symptoms of chronic stress, depression and anxiety.
YULEISY CARDOSO, M.A., MFT
Mindfulness Educator & Consultant
My name is Yuleisy Cardoso and founder of Mindful Journey. I am a Marriage and Family therapist, author, and teacher whose passion is empowering others to live a meaningful, loving, and mindful life. Mindfulness and meditation have played a significant role in my life for over 15 years and has made me a loyal practitioner of this healing modality.