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What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
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Current Passions?

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Shonda Moralis, LCSW: Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Educator, Author, Speaker & Mom

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Shonda Moralis, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice with over twenty years of clinical experience. She earned an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania and B.A. from Dickinson College. Trained as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, she has co-developed various mindfulness group curricula, presents workshops and keynotes in numerous settings, and writes an ongoing column for Through her One Mindful Tribe trainings, Shonda brings mindfulness into the workplace, with a focus on women leaders. Her award-winning book, Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms, is a Parent’s Magazine “Mom Must-Read.” Shonda is also mom to a six- and sixteen-year-old, and, therefore, has endless opportunities to practice what she preaches.

What do I do best?

My strengths are to listen with curiosity and empower with compassion. I have always been a natural listener, which suits my profession as a therapist well. My deep curiosity about what motivates people lends itself to open-minded exploration. Empowering others to uncover their awesomeness energizes me. I cultivate compassion through evidence-based daily mindfulness practice.

What makes me the best version of myself?

Honoring and pursuing my curiosity. When I was younger I did not always recognize my curiosity, own it,  or know how to follow it. Over the years, I have seen how attending to what fascinates me has led me to people and places I would never have dreamed of encountering. When we pay attention, curiosity unveils our passions — which are motivating and life-enhancing — and  allows us to contribute to the world in an authentic, powerful way.

What are my aspirations?

My overarching life aspirations are to put good out into the world, live courageously, and empower others to do the same. The form this takes evolves as I do. Raising my two children — my greatest loves and inspirations — to be loving, giving, curious adults offers them what I hope is a good shot at a happy, productive life. In my work, I teach the power of pausing in our busy lives so we can savor the good, respond rather than react to the challenges, and ride out life’s storms with as much grace as possible. Regardless of who we are and what we do, there are infinite ways, both large and small, to be a force for good.

My Biggest Success?

My two amazing kids, without a doubt. I am also quite proud of my book, Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms and the people I have touched with my work.

My Most Challenging Moment?

Leaving a position with a therapy group which, initially, appeared to be a good fit, but soon revealed itself to be otherwise. Before accepting the position I had had some reservations but chose not to heed them. After a few short months it became clear I needed to leave. At the time it seemed like a painful mistake but eventually became a catalyst for authentic, positive change. It was a huge reminder to listen to that inner wise voice and follow my gut in the future. Those moments are our teachers.

My Motto?

Mindfulness does not give us all of the answers, but allows us to better hear the questions.  ~ Shauna Shapiro

My Favorite People/Role Models?

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama


Brene Brown  

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

Anywhere quiet in nature. I breathe the deepest sigh of contentment in the woods.

My Favorite Products/Objects?

I love books; my bike, running shoes, and yoga mat; strong coffee, fresh vegetables, and ice cream. Not wedded to any brands.

My Current Passions?

Playing outside with my family — shooting hoops, trail-running, baseball, biking.

Creating mindfulness articles, talks, and workshops.

My teenage daughter’s feminist passions have rekindled mine (that had lain largely dormant for a few decades). I am currently focused on women’s leadership and empowerment.