30 seconds—Kristen demonstrates to her team that we can all find that much time to stretch, feel our feet on the ground, and connect with our bodies at different points throughout the day; it makes a huge difference! Kristen is an educator with a passion for wellness, recently developing a series of mindfulness classes for children. She has worked for years as both a classroom teacher and Reading Specialist. After completing her B.A. at Hofstra University where she held a dual major in Elementary Education and Psychology, Kristen went on to earn her master's in Reading from Queens College. As a mother of two young children, Kristen is always looking for ways to make the most of the time she has. “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle is her favorite wellness read; it created a tremendous shift in perspective for her. And her favorite time-saving dinner tip? Cutting all produce needed for meals the night before so the prep is done! Kristen considers it a privilege to be part of Wellness Foundation; being able to use her teaching experience to inspire and empower children to lead their healthiest lives has been transformational for her.