I am Fran Rushing and I teach life and earth sciences at Carmel High School in Carmel Indiana. I have been teaching science for 25 years now, and love my kids and my job. My goal for getting involved with mindfulness was initially for my personal well being many years ago. In the last couple of years I have started to think everyone should have these skills for dealing with the emotional ups and downs of life, and they don't. I became especially concerned about this when I started hearing the statistics about teen suicide a few years ago that said Indiana had the highest rate of teens having thought about suicide. I was appalled!! My life goal now is to help kids learn how to feel better every day now matter what life throws at them.