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The Mindful Diversity framework is about de-polarizing the conversation on difference. It is about bridging by both celebrating our differences and similarities. Using cutting-edge neuroscience along with somatic and social psychology, complexity theory, and mindfulness you can learn to skillfully navigate the complex terrain of difference.

Founded by Angella Okawa, MA, LMFT (#83306), Mindful Diversity brings together her multi-disciplinary background in design thinking, psychology, integral coaching, and mindfulness to create a comprehensive and compassionate way of cultivating belonging.

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Featured Articles

Diversity is Complicated. Inclusion is Complex.

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Complexity theory offers a powerful tool for understanding and working with diversity. The world we live in is getting more difficult to navigate, especially when it comes to diversity and…

What is Liminal Identity

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Initially referenced as the middle stage of ritual by anthropologist Victor Turner (1969), liminality is experienced during a relatively brief period when ritual participants stand at a threshold between the…

Disrupting Us vs. Them: Part 1

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Why We Polarize It is hard to not notice the heightened tensions in our country, especially after November 8th. We have seen groups of people being called “deplorables”, “snowflakes”, “racists”, “crybabies”... and…

7 Reasons Why Your Impact May Be Different Than You Intended

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One of the most valuable things I learned in my training as a coach and psychotherapist was the distinction between intent and impact. I always found it confusing that my actions…
About Mindful Diversity

Mindful Diversity is a framework
of belonging for coaches, psychotherapists,
and those that want to
cultivate our interconnectedness.

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