About Us

Minding Your Life is a consulting firm founded by Richard Brady that has helped educators and schools develop personal and corporate mindfulness practice since 2000.

Our Mission

  • Introduce educators and students to practices for mindful living
  • Help educators find means of incorporating mindfulness practices in their lives at work and at home
  • Help educators develop mindfulness based curricula
  • Support continuing mindfulness programs for students and educators

About Richard Brady

Richard Brady, MS, is a practicing meditator and certified Mindfulness teacher. In 2001 he was recognized by Thich Nhat Hanh as a teacher in his tradition with a special focus on cultivating mindfulness in young people.  In the same year he founded the Mindfulness in Education Network (MiEN).  Since then he has regularly presented workshops for educators and consulted with schools.

Richard did his undergraduate work in mathematics at MIT and received an MS in physics from the University of Maryland.  He has been a mathematics teacher in Washington, DC: at Woodrow Wilson High School form 1970 to 1973 and at Sidwell Friends School from 1973 to 2007.

Richard founded the Washington Mindfulness Community in 1989.  He has led mindfulness workshops under the auspices of the Friends Council on Education and Pendle Hill Quaker Center and at the National Association of Independent Schools and the Association of Independent Maryland Schools annual conferences.  Richard has taught mindfulness at Sidwell Friends School and has taught mindfulness to teachers and students at other educational institutions including:  University of Massachusetts, Amherst; The Putney School; and Compass School.



Our Associates


Marki Webber

Webber, RN. M.Ed. is an experiential educator and a mental health RN. Her lifelong pursuit of experiential approaches to teaching and learning began with her first exposure as a student at the Minnesota Outward Bound School in 1971. She received her M.Ed from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst through an intensive school based program teaching English in secondary schools in Springfield, MA.  Following that she received intensive training and experience in approaches to working with students with learning differences in her role as a faculty member at Landmark College.   She currently applies her educational skills teaching individuals and groups in her role as a Mental Health RN at the Windham Center in Southern VT.

She has been reaping the benefits of mindfulness practice since her first introduction in 1982 via a medical research project run by Joan Borysenko.  She has enjoyed teaching mindfulness to individuals and groups since the early 1990’s.  She has studied many different approaches to mindfulness education and especially enjoys making mindfulness accessible to those who have found it challenging by introducing practices using multisensory and active approaches.