DAY 18: Being unreasonable isn't always bad…

Apart from the opportunity to benefit personally from practising mindfulness, collectively we have had a profound impact on the lives of people who struggle daily to access clean drinking water. Your generosity is deeply inspiring.

One in six people in the world, don’t have this “luxury” of clean, safe drinking  water and four thousand children die each day because of the consequences of drinking contaminated water.

This year, we set a target of $70,000, doubling last years fundraising effort to address this global water crisis.

Not only have we reached that goal…but we reached it within the FIRST WEEK of the campaign, improving the lives of over 1000 people in Rwanda. 

It seems that extraordinary things are possible within this community of meditators.

So with only two weeks left of this campaignwe invite you to imagine the possibility of bringing a THIRD water project to RWANDA which will help another 500 people access clean, safe drinking water.

Raising another $35,000 (the cost of one water project) in the next two weeks may be a spectacularly unreasonable aspiration…However, this community has already surpassed reasonable. 

The reasonable man adapts
himself to the world:
the unreasonable one persists in trying
to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress
depends on the unreasonable man.
~ George Bernard Shaw
A brilliant talk by Professor Ellen Langer,leading Mindfulness researcher who speaks of the consequences of MINDLESSNESS

If you’ve been finding the program valuable so far and want to be part of the movement that’s making a difference in the world, there is still time to be part of the impact by DONATING OR FUNDRAISING NOW.

If you’ve had any difficulties navigating the fundraising or donation pages please contact for assistance.

In eighteen months, Charity Water, our partner organisation, will send us a report with the exact location of these water projects.

Let’s see if we can make another 500 lives unreasonably better this May. 

It’s a win, win. Clear mind for you, clean water for others.

Elise Bialylew
Founder of Mindful in May



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"If we wish to be healthy, happy and clear-minded, we need to upgrade our “inner technology”of attention to meet the demands of our increasingly complex world. That's where mindfulness comes in.."




Elise Bialylew is the author of the bestselling book, The Happiness Plan, and founder of Mindful in May, the world’s largest online global mindfulness fundraising campaign.

A doctor trained in psychiatry, turned social entrepreneur and mindfulness expert, she’s passionate about supporting individuals and organisations to develop inner tools for greater wellbeing and flourishing, and offers workshops and training at The Mind Life Project.

Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times and on Australian Television. She was recently recognised by the Australian Financial Review as a 2019 AFR Women of Influence.

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