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5 Minutes for Mindfulness – Richard Burr

Join Paul for 5 Minutes for Mindfulness as he chats with Richard Burr, teacher of meditation and mindfulness who specializes in anxiety, depression and sadness, feeling blocked and stuck, and lack of focus and attention.

Tom King

A native of the little town on the west side with a dream (Edina), Tom brings his knowledge and connections from years of volunteering for youth mental health organizations to the Squad. Additionally, Tom leverages his finance background as Squad Treasurer.  I have witnessed first-hand that when we can help eliminate stigma and provide access …

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Allison Lindberg

As a child, Allison navigated her mental health partially on her own, partially not at all, and partially with the support of family and trained providers. Today, she recognizes the value of connection, shared stories, and support from others in being your authentic self. What’s neglected, mistreated, and/or misunderstood during our youth has a tremendous …

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Fear the Fin: How Paul Martin inspires his biggest little fan to make the world a kinder place

When Paul Martin started his Shine A Ligh7 Foundation, he hoped to create change for kids who have been affected by bullying and to raise awareness for depression and mental health issues. According to Martin, “It was born when I realized just how important and meaningful it was to me, wanting to make a difference in the well …

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Holly Renn

In addition to her effervescent demeanor, Holly brings a wide array of non-profit experience to the Squad be it human resources, bookkeeping, or fundraising. When I heard Leo Buscaglia speak in 1981, it changed my life, “… Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an …

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Todd Luoma

With the organization since its inception, Todd brings his energy, business savvy, and faith to the Squad as an ignitor and change-maker. Todd also serves as the Squad Vice President. I hope to help find/fund tools for children to help them deal with anxiety, depression, bullying, suicide and let them know they are loved!

Paul Martin

As the founder of SAL7, Paul is committed to being a champion for youth mental health. Having had family members and close friends take their lives and having experience navigating his own mental health journey, Paul leads the Squad as President with an aim of focusing on the 4 M’s — Mental Health, Mindfulness, Music, …

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