Mindful Living® connects you with the present moment and can help you create a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions can impact your health, relationships, and quality of life. Mindful Living® is grounded in science, rooted in spirituality and independent of religious, spiritual, or cultural beliefs.

The mission of Mindful Living Network® is to be the commUNITY for people to share information on Mindful Living®. Our goal is to provide rich, original content through multiple platforms, mindful columnists and a mindful community, online and local.

For over 30 years, Mindful Living® has been the subject of hundreds of research studies. Research has shown that Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction — achieved through Mindful Living® — is an effective intervention for a wide area of common mental and physical health problems. These health problems include stress, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, coping with cancer, gastrointestinal disease, obesity, attention deficit disorder, heart disease, and addictions. These studies also demonstrate the continued growth of scientific interest in mindful living in the fields of medicine, psychology, social work, and business.

Mindful Living® is the awareness that every thought, word, and action affects you, the environment, and society. Previously, our challenges were local. Now, they are both local and global. When we change ourselves, we change the world. Compassion, kindness and reverent respect for all living things are all core tenants of Mindful Living®.


Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul should when we look the other way.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.



Dr. Kathleen Hall/ Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Hall, internationally recognized lifestyle expert in stress, work-life balance and Mindful Living, founder and CEO of the Mindful Living Network® and The Stress Institute®. She has been featured on most major media including The Today Show, CNN, FOX, USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, Money Magazine, Business Week, Huffington Post, ESPN, Parents, Cosmopolitan, Real Simple and Woman’s Day. She is also an award-winning author of A Life in Balance, Alter Your Life, and her most recent book, Uncommon HOPE. She has been the spokesperson for many Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Unilever, Darden Restaurants, and Princess Cruise Lines. Her area of expertise includes being the brand visionary and MLN chief strategist, developing relationships with experts, and overseeing the general content development and programming of MLN.


mln-about-jhixonJames Hixon, M.D./ Chief Finance Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Hixon is an established medical doctor who has managed multiple organizations in the fields of medicine and is also an expert in breeding horses and lives on his horse farm. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. His longtime experience on the operational and financial side of the business provides a critical strength in the leadership team.


Ken Pierre II/ Director of Business Development
Ken is a United States Air Force combat veteran with years of experience in business, IT, and consulting. He guides the network as we continue to engage and grow our Mindful CommUNITY. His years of military and civilian experience helps him develop solutions to our vast global challenges.

mln-about-bhixonBrittany Hixon, M.D./ Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Brittany Hixon is a dynamic and outgoing physician who is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care. Dr. Hixon provides her expertise and personality that can be used for media appearances, video interstitials, articles, and other materials for the network. Dr. Hixon is a passionate world traveler and art lover.


Brittani Banks/ Web Content Manager
Brittani Banks has written for print and online publications since graduating from Agnes Scott College, which is located in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a travel enthusiast and has adopted a sustainable and mindful lifestyle ever since joining the Mindful Living Network. When she is not researching or writing, she spends her time on indie craft projects and reading books from her literary bucket list.


Niki Antil/ Graphics Designer and Social Media Manager
Niki received her degree in Web Design and Interactive Media at The Art Institute of Atlanta. She is a creative, detail-oriented and self-proclaimed perfectionist. Originally from the Boston area, Niki now lives in Atlanta but vows to never lose her accent. She is a coffee addict, lover of music and will eat anything with coconut. When she is not working for the Mindful Living Network, she enjoys going to concerts, crazy girl nights and watching re-runs of The Big Bang Theory.