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 WoodrowWilsonHigh School form 1970 to 1973 and at SidwellFriendsSchool 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 PendleHillQuakerCenter and at the National Association of Independent Schools and the Association of Independent Maryland Schools annual conferences.  Richard has taught mindfulness at SidwellFriendsSchool and has taught mindfulness to teachers and students at other educational institutions including:  University of Massachusetts, Amherst; The Putney School; and CompassSchool.