We are all privileged to have lived in the time that Nelson Mandela lived. When Mahatma Gandhi died, Albert Einstein said: "Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth." The same is true for Nelson Mandela.
As many have already commented, Nelson Mandela was not, and did not want to be perceived as, a saint or a prophet who by himself lifted his country out of bondage. Truly transformational social change rarely occurs without the efforts of many individuals, often combined into social movements. Mandela was the representative of a national and global social movement against the apartheid regime of South Africa, and it had many heroes, including Winnie Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson. It was the movement as a whole that brought down apartheid.
Matt Watkins, Saybrook University Mind-Body Medicine Student, Pursues Mindfulness and Presence-Based Coaching Model12/11/2013
Matt Watkins is completing his final master's project to fulfill the requirements for a Master’s Degree in Saybrook University's Mind-Body Medicine. For his culminating project he is combining his love of professional coaching with mind-body skills to develop a coaching model. The direction of his project is currently unfolding; however, the main focus is how mindful and presence-based coaching, informed by the principles of Health Realization, facilitates the development of self-determined values and actions.
Mallory Rowell, Master's Student in Mind-Body Medicine, Combines New Marriage, Research Job, Fitness Training, and Graduate Study12/10/2013
Mallory Rowell completed her BS degree in Psychology from Ohio State in 2010, and although she knew that she wanted to complete an advanced degree, she was unsure of her path. One day as she was perusing the APA academic listings she came across an advertisement for Saybrook University, School of Mind Body Medicine. She was immediately attracted to the advertisement and that led her to attend an introductory call hosted by the department chair, Dr. Don Moss. After the introductory call Mallory recalls her elation at finding this program, “It felt like everything I was looking for and didn’t know what to call it. Saybrook combined my lifestyle and academic goals all into one.” In the fall of 2013 Mallory began classes to complete her MS in Mind Body Medicine.