Past Events

Friday, February 28, 2014 Navigant Women’s Conference Amelia Island, FL
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Children’s Museum of Houston Houston, TX
Friday, February 17, 2014 Wisdom 2.0, San Francisco, CA
Friday, February 7, 2014 Marin Academy, San Rafael, CA
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Reed Union School District Tiburon, CA
Wednesday, January 15, 2014  Graland Country Day School Denver, CO
Thursday, January 23, 2014  Head Royce School Oakland, CA
Thursday, December 12, 2013 Google, Inc. Women’s Leadership Development Workshop Calistoga, CA
Thursday, December 5, 2013 Toigo Foundation Women’s Conference New York, NY
Monday, November 18, 2013  Pixar Emeryville, CA (Private Corporate Event)
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Glenbard School District Glen Ellyn, IL (Open to the Public)
Thursday, November 14, 2013 Glenbard School District Glen Ellyn, IL (Open to the Public)
Thursday, November 7, 2013 CLIMB Wyoming Jackson, WY (Open to the Public)
Monday, October 21, 2013 St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School Tampa, FL
Wednesday & Thursday, October 9-10, 2013 Corporate Event (Private) Denver, Colorado
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Parenting with Presence Summit
Saturday, June 8, 2013 The Thacher School Ojai, California
Thursday, June 20, 2013 Gold Arrow Camp Counselor Training Lakeshore, CA
Friday, May 31, 2013 Anova Commencement Speech, Santa Rosa, CA
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 The Parenting Continuum Los Gatos, California
Wednesday, April 10, 2013  Women’s Executive Leadership Program Haas School of Business, Berkeley
Thursday, April 11, 2013  The Positivity Project Online Telesummit
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Trinity Valley School, Fort Worth Country Day, All Saints Episcopal School and Fort Worth Academy Fort Worth, TX
Friday, February 15, 2013  Learning and the Brain Conference San Francisco, CA
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Independent School Association of San Antonio Annual Conference San Antonio, TX
Saturday, January 12, 2013 Charleston Southern University Charleston, SC
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Prospect Sierra School El Cerrito, CA
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 St. Andrews Episcopal School Saratoga, CA
Thursday, October 18, 2012 Friends’ School Boulder, CO
Sunday, October 14, 2012 Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church Lafayette, CA
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 St. Martin of Tours Elementary School San Jose, CA
Thursday, August 23, 2012 Plano Independent School District Richardson, TX
June 19, 2012 Gold Arrow Camp Counselor Training Shaver Lake, CA
April 27, 2012 to April 29, 2012 Esalen Institute Workshop Big Sur, CA
April 14, 2012 YMCA After School Education and Safety Palm Springs, CA
March 20, 2012 St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School Miami, Florida
March 6, 2012 Saint Mark’s School San Rafael, CA
February 25, 2012 San Ramon PTA San Ramon, CA
February 21, 2012 Camp Association Atlanta, Georgia
February 17, 2012 Learning and the Brain San Francisco, CA
January 30, 2012 SPICE: Speakers for Parents in Cooperative Education Redwood City, CA
January 18, 2012 UCSF San Francisco, CA
December 3, 2011
Northern California Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics San Francisco, CA
December 1, 2011 St. Luke’s Junior Auxiliary Holiday Luncheon Ritz Carlton San Francisco, CA
November 10, 2011 St. Mary’s Academy Portland, OR
November 8, 2011 Community Parent Event Los Altos, CA
November 2, 2011 Menlo Park Atherton Educational Foundation Menlo Park, CA
October 25, 2011 Webinar Sponsored by Gold Arrow Camp Online
October 5, 2011 The Hockaday School For Students Dallas, TX
October 4, 2011 The Hockaday School For Parents Dallas, TX
September 28, 2011
Seven Hills School For Students
Walnut Creek, CA
September 27, 2011 Seven Hills School For Parents Walnut Creek, CA
August 24, 2011
Awakening Joy Berkeley, CA
August 23, 2011
Bentley School Lafayette, CA
August 23, 2011
Awakening Joy Berkeley, CA
June 14, 2011 Lamorinda Moms Lafayette, CA
June 11, 2011 TEDxGoldenGatED Richmond, CA
May 18, 2011 A Great Good Place for Books Oakland, CA
May 16, 2011 Department of Sociology commencement UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
May 13, 2011 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Northern California Chapter 35th Annual Symposium, Sonoma, CA
May 10, 2011 ParentMap series Seattle, WA
May 6, 2011 The Thacher School Ojai, CA
April 29, 2011 The Science of a Good Relationship w/ Fred Luskin Berkeley, CA
April 27, 2011 Los Altos United Methodist Campus Creekside Center Los Altos, CA
April 8-10, 2011- Esalen Institute Big Sur, CA
April 3, 2011- The Grandparents Club Piedmont, CA
March 21, 2011- Bentley School Lafayette, CA
March 5, 2011- Mothers Symposium Stanford, CA
March 1, 2011- International House, UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA
December 9, 2010- The Massachusetts Conference for Women Boston, MA
November 11, 2010- Mill Valley Parent Education Mill Valley, CA
November 16, 2010- 11th Annual Edna S Thomas Lecture Series Nashville, TN
November 13, 2010- Tamalpais High School Mill Valley, CA
November 5, 2010- East Bay Independent Schools Association Holy Names University, Oakland, CA
November 2, 2010- Speak to Me series Mill Valley, CA
October 21, 2010- Introduced Babies Pleasanton, CA
October 12, 2010- Happier Kids Now online expo
October 8, 2010- Homecoming & Parents weekend UC Berkeley, CA
September 22, 2010- SAS Lunch & Learn via Skype
August 27, 2010- Bentley School Lafayette, CA
May 21, 2010- Happiness Lunch/Haven’s School Fundraiser Oakland, CA
May 18, 2010- MLK, Jr. Middle School Berkeley, CA
May 5, 2010- Science Cafe UC Berkeley La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA
May 5, 2010- Edgewood Center for Children & Families “Rock the Casbah” 44th Annual Event Golden Gate Club, San Francisco, CA
April 27, 2010- Lake Forest Country Day School Lake Forest, Il
April 21, 2010- Center for Early Education Community Center West Hollywood, CA
April 13, 2010- Lamorinda Mom’s Event, St. Mark’s Church Orinda, CA
March 25, 2010- Palo Alto Junior League The University of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
March 25, 2010- Parent & Staff Education Night Joaquin Miller Elementary, Oakland, CA
March 20, 2010- Glitter & Razz Productions Oakland, CA
March 16, 2010- Barron Park Elementary School Palo Alto, CA
March 13, 2010- The Oneness-Family School Chevy Chase, MD
March 11, 2010- “Sweet Thursday Series” at Lafayette Library Lafayette, CA
March 9, 2010- Trinity Presbyterian Nursery School San Carlos, CA
March 6, 2010- Beatniks Coffee House Chico, CA
March 2, 2010- Freemont Parent Education Glenmoor Elementary School, Freemont, CA
February 11, 2010- Orinda Books Orinda, CA
February 10, 2010- Booksmith San Francisco, CA
February 6, 2010- Davis Parent University Davis High School, Davis, CA
February 2, 2010- Piedmont Middle School Piedmont, CA
October 8, 2009- Talk with Parents, Head-Royce School Oakland, CA
August 27, 2009- Talk with Teachers, Head-Royce School Oakland, CA
May 9, 2009- Marin Mindful Motherhood Open House Marin Montessori School, Corte Madera CA
March 31, 2009- The Joy of Parenthood, Workshop for Expectent & New Parents Tang Education Center, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
March 26, 2009- Teaching Happiness: Translating the Science to Smiles- Making Healthful Decisions, Conference West Point, NY
February 23, 2009- Raising Happiness Parenting Class (first of series) CA First Unitarian Church of Oakland, Oakland, CA
February 19 & 20, 2009- Learning & the Brain Conference San Francisco, CA
February 4, 2009-Crocker Highlands Elementary School Oakland, CA
January 24 & 25, 2009- Positive Psychology Conference Los Angeles, CA
January 10, 2009- Exploratorium San Francisco, CA
December 6-8, 2008- Hawken School Cleveland, OH
November 24 & 25, 2008- Happiness & Its Causes Conference

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Upcoming Classes & Events

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Online Parenting Classes
registration open -- enroll now!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Hillview Middle School
Menlo Park CA
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Mindfully Balancing Work & Life with Dr. Christine Carter & Samantha Ettus
Free Online Registration
Friday, April 25, 2014
Curtis School
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 2, 2014
Conference for Early Childhood Professionals
Bend, OR