Welcome to Mindful Change! I’m Florence (Flo for short 🙂 ) Scialom. I have created this blog to explore mindfulness, social change, and the connections between the two.
I am from the UK, but I currently live in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, where I started regularly practicing mindfulness in 2015 through my local Wake Up group. I quickly became interested in the impact of mindfulness on wider social change, and, more broadly, the connections between inner and outer transformation.
This interest has led to a wide range of experiences:
- a trip to Bhutan, the country where they use Gross National Happiness (GNH) to measure their societal progress;
- explorations of engaged Buddhism;
- a course on Mindfulness and Social Change via the Ulex Centre;
- co-hosting events on making the wellbeing movement more radical;
- currently doing training courses on Spiritual Ecology and Active Hope.
I work as Communications Manager at the Network of Wellbeing (NOW); all views shared here are my own, though I sometimes gain blogging inspiration through my work at NOW.
I hold an MA in Anthropology and Development from Leiden University in the Netherlands, where my broader interest in wellbeing and social change began. My MA thesis is available online, so I’ll leave the link here just in case of interest: Embodying Economic Change: De-growth and Localisation Practices in Totnes, United Kingdom.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!