Traca Gress

Traca is an iACT Mindfulness Technical Advisor.

Mindfulness and Soccer in Armenia

Mindfulness and Soccer in Armenia

Mindfulness and Soccer in Armenia I had the good fortune to recently spend 10 days or so in Armenia with Gabriel and Katie-Jay launching a soccer academy for coaches and kids affected by the war in Artsakh. My role was to bring the mindfulness piece of the puzzle and...
Listening First and Responding

Listening First and Responding

I’m in Cameroon on another iACT trip, supporting their work with refugee and local teachers, students, parents, soccer coaches, and players. Sara-Christine (co-executive director at iACT and my amazing travel buddy and friend) and I are back in the capital,...
Helping and Sharing

Helping and Sharing

“When we have a little, we share. When we have a lot, we keep it for ourselves.” -Patrice, Coordinator of preschool education for JRS in Southeastern Cameroon   Sharing and helping are two of the three values in Little Ripples’ preschool curriculum....
Musings on mindfulness and refugees

Musings on mindfulness and refugees

Each step of the way with iACT has been a full body yes for me. This little powerhouse of an organization has been on my distant radar for a few years now, but just recently we managed to finally cross paths and link missions.