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Courageous Conversations: Practicing Mindfulness


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Courageous Conversations: Practicing Mindfulness

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Our lives are stressful and busy, and our anxiety can impact our social interactions, especially those with whom we disagree. How can we practice mindfulness to bring our attention to the present moment, allow ourselves to think and breathe, and create space between ourselves and our reactions? Join us for the second monthly session ofA Year of Courageous Conversations at Barrington’s White House, led by guest experts Dr. Krista Robinson-Lyles and Dr. Arin N. Reeves.

About Our Guests:

Krista Robinson-Lyles, Ph.D. carries over 26 years of experience providing consulting, research, facilitation, teaching and coaching services to academic and corporate clients. She is committed to creating positive, healthy and sustainable learning and working cultures. Dr. Robinson-Lyles' expertise is diverse in range, including developing strong curricular programs for elementary, secondary and university students and faculty; as well as establishing effective strategies for the manifestation of equity and wellness in academic and corporate environments. In the expanse of her career she has served as classroom teacher, building administrator and university instructor, in addition to coaching and consulting in the areas of literacy, equity and mindfulness. She has coached more than 100 professionals, delivered various presentations, facilitated numerous workshops and conducted and published action research.  

Arin N. Reeves, Ph.D. is a leading researcher, author and advisor in the fields of leadership and inclusion. For over twenty years, she has delivered dynamic and thought-provoking messages to inspire and activate change for audiences across the world. Blending her diverse backgrounds as a lawyer, a researcher, an academic, an author, and a consultant to organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to hospitals and governments, she speaks on many forms of difference, including Racial & Ethnic, Gender, Generational, Religious, Sexual Orientation, Identity & Expression, Physical Abilities, Cognitive Style, and Cultural Differences. Arin studied business at DePaul University’s College of Commerce, attended law school at University of Southern California and received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University. She is the bestselling author of three books – The Next IQ, One Size Never Fits All and Smarter Than a Lie – and President of the research and advisory firm, Nextions.


  • Open to the public, ages 16+

  • Limited seating. Advance registration required.

  • Tickets: $25 per person

About The Series:

A Year of Courageous Conversations is hosted by Dr. Zina Jacque and Jessica Swoyer Green and produced by Urban Consulate at Barrington’s White House. The series is made possible thanks to generous support from Jessica & Dominic Green, Kim Duchossois, Sue & Rich Padula, Barrington Area Community Foundation, and BMO Wealth Management. To learn more and sign-up for email, visit:

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When & Where

Barrington's White House
145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

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