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Welcome to Mindfulness + Magic, your source for inspiration about mind-body health, heart-centered living, and freedom for all beings.

As an ivy league graduate, health care provider and former professor of health sciences, I can appreciate the analytical mind and an evidence-based approach. But I’ve also seen the limitations and suffering that arise when we discount the unquantifiable and mysterious, such as the innate intelligence of the body and the heart, and a deep connection with other beings and nature. I’m dedicated to building a bridge between these two worlds to facilitate healing for individuals and for us as a culture.

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Latest Blog Posts

When Mother Nature Gives You a Hug

I rarely go into downtown Boston anymore because the noise and traffic can be a lot to handle, but it was a friend's birthday and we had a reservation at a nice restaurant, so into the traffic we went. An hour and a half later (for a 30 mile drive) we finally arrived....

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Want to Be Happier? Eat Mindfully

How can eating mindfully lead to happiness? This was the question I was invited to address during a recent presentation at the World Happiness Summit in Miami. Usually when I’m giving a talk about mindful eating, it’s for health reasons. But please keep reading for...

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Step Into Your Power: A mystery on Hatteras Island

Something unusual and powerful recently happened to me on Hatteras Island and I’ve decided to share it with you. I have been keeping many of these magical stories to myself because, let’s face it, by mainstream standards they are a little “out there.” But I’ve been...

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Praise

“Erin’s workshop was packed and was evaluated as one of our top sessions. She was an excellent presenter: engaging and powerful. I highly recommend her. Teachers loved her and asked that we invite her back.”

Angela Christophe
Senior Director of Programs
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Washington, DC

“I am so glad I met Erin. I learned so much in just 1 session! My students love the meditation and I know they will benefit greatly from these stress coping strategies. We need more like her in the world!”

Jacqueline Martinez
Teacher
Dallas, TX

“The mindfulness workshop led by Erin Sharaf (at SXSWedu) was the best workshop I’ve ever attended at any conference to date.”

John Lenox Cope
Web and Creative Coordinator
Fort Worth Independent School District, TX

“I always feel more clarity after working with Erin. I appreciate her wisdom and compassion as well as her ability to help me see issues with a new perspective. She truly has a gift!”

Dr. Rebecca Marshall
Professor of Speech and Language Pathology
Athens, Georgia

“Taking Erin’s Mindfulness course literally helped change the course of my life. I had been looking forward to it for a year after witnessing the transformation of so many others. During those weeks, l experienced many profound internal shifts.”

Brittany Taylor
Entrepreneur
Simple Living and Travel, Austin, TX

“I benefited so much from attending your session. I have been reading about mindfulness for years but when you had us actually practice together it really seemed to sink in. Mindfulness is so important so thank you for your work!”

Rana Jones
GEAR UP (for college) Outreach Specialist
Kemmerer, WY

“I have the great opportunity to work with hundreds of teachers in the health and wellness field and can assure you that Erin is amazing: well studied, a true practitioner of her teaching and an inspiration.”

Joan Dwyer
Co-creator and Owner of All That Matters
Providence, RI

“I’m a big believer in the endless positive effects of mindfulness, particularly in learning environments. And I have every confidence in Erin’s effectiveness in teaching mindfulness, as I have personally benefited from her teachings.”

Julia Christensen, PA-C
Surgical PA
Murray, Utah

“I love being coached by Erin because it feels like something magical and momentum-full is always happening. and there’s someone magical along with me, helping, witnessing and celebrating. Erin really walks her talk.”

Jane Bernstein
Writer
Sheffield, MA

“I have worked with several coaches over the years and Erin is different in that she has a unique level of empathy, listening and encouragement that truly builds me up. She guides me to my own inner wisdom and helps me find my voice.”

JoAnna Brogden
Partner Business Manager, Healthcare Services Industry
Atlanta, Georgia

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