Take part in Mindful in May and clear your mind with meditation while providing clean water to those without.
One in six people live globally without clean water, with children and adults travelling up to 6 kilometres a day in search of water to drink. Furthermore, every 20 seconds one child dies from a disease caused by lack of access to safe drinking water. And, every year four million people die from contaminated water, sanitation and hygiene-related diseases.
Add to these hard-to-swallow facts the World Health Organization’s prediction that by 2020 depressive illness will be the second-leading cause of global disability burden and it makes sense to combine our ability to retrain the inner workings of our mind with meditation and raise funds to supply developing countries with a resource we take for granted every day – clean drinking water.
Mindful in May has raised $100,000 for charity since it launched in 2012 and taught thousands of people how to live more mindfully, improving the lives of thousands of people both in the developed and developing world.
Now in its third year, in 2014 Mindful in May is aiming to make a bigger splash by raising $250,000 to benefit those struggling in developing countries as a result of limited clean water.
Founded by Dr Elise Bialylew, a medical doctor and mindfulness coach, Mindful in May aims to demystify meditation and encourage you to enhance your wellbeing, while simultaneously bringing fresh water to those in need.
Whether a beginner or seasoned practitioner, simply sign up as an individual or team by the 1st of May and call on sponsors to support your month-long mindfulness journey. Your ten minutes of meditation a day will have a positive ripple effect on the lives of thousands living in poverty.
Ready to enhance your life and the life of others? It’s a win, win.
You can also read Dr Elise Bialylew top tips on how to to bring mindfulness into everyday life here.
Make your moments matter. Sign up at www.mindfulinmay.org.