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Sarah Rudell Beach // Short Bio
Sarah Rudell Beach is a teacher, writer, and mother to two little ones. She is the creator of Left Brain Buddha, where she explores ideas and practices for mindfulness, and shares the challenges and riches in her journey to live and parent mindfully in a left-brain, analytical life. She is also the Executive Director of Brilliant Mindfulness, LLC.
Her writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Psych Central, Tiny Buddha, and Mamapedia, and she is a contributing author to The HerStories Project and Sunshine After the Storm. In her free time, she enjoys reading, yoga, dancing, and hanging out with her little Buddhas.
Sarah Rudell Beach // Full Bio
Sarah Rudell Beach is a teacher, mother, and writer. She created Left Brain Buddha in April 2013 to share her “Type-A” journey through parenting, teaching, and mindful living. She writes about a variety of subjects, including mindfulness, parenting, spirituality, atheism/secular humanism, mental health, books and reading, and feminism. Her writing has been featured on several sites, including The Huffington Post, Tiny Buddha, Psych Central, Mamapedia, BlogHer, What the Flicka?, and BonBon Break. Her work has appeared in the anthologies Sunshine After the Storm and The HerStories Project. She is also a contributor to the Abundant Mama e-course. With several other bloggers, she leads the monthly Brilliant Book Club for Parents. Sarah has several years of personal mindfulness practice, and has been trained in the Mindful Schools curriculum for teaching mindfulness to students K-12. She will graduate as a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor in 2015.
Sarah earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in History from Carleton College, and she holds a Master’s Degree in Social Studies Education from the University of Minnesota. She has also served as Consultant for the College Board and has written teacher support materials for McGraw Hill publications. She began her teaching career in 1998, and has taught many high school and college-level courses, including Advanced Placement European History, World Religions, Psychology, Women’s History, Anthropology, and World History. Additionally, she serves as a faculty advisor for her school’s student Leadership Academy. She has led workshops for teachers on a variety of topics, including Socratic discussion, historical thinking skills, and, most recently, bringing mindfulness into the classroom. She has been honored as an Esteemed Teacher by her school district eight times.
Sarah lives in Minneapolis with her husband and children. When not writing or teaching, she enjoys yoga, reading, dancing, and hanging out with her little Buddhas.