It all began when founder, Rebecca Lira, wanted to give her seven year old son, Oliver, and her husband something extra special and meaningful for Christmas: something money could not buy...until now that is!
She created a set of painted rocks and the idea of a 21-Day Meditation Challenge. Her hope was that if her boys tried being still for just two minutes every day, by the end of the challenge they would have created a life-changing habit and be experiencing the amazing benefits to their overall mental, physical and spiritual health. She wanted to give the gift of meditation, a gift that she had been using and loving for the past five years.
The challenge was such a success and she was so amazed by how well Oliver did that she posted about it on Facebook. Right away Rebecca was encouraged by friends and family to sell the Meditation Challenge. In her first month she sold over 50 sets that were delivered as far as Vancouver, Ohio, Maryland and even all the way to North Wales. The company is based out of Ottawa, Canada, so those rocks have really traveled!
It was clear to Rebecca that people were eager to learn more about meditating; she felt she had struck a chord and was excited to begin growing and expanding her ideas and the business. She created the Playful Edition of the 21-Day Meditation Challenge, painting rocks that were more colorful and appealing for children.
Being an elementary school teacher, Rebecca began a variation of the challenge with her Grade Two students. Her class was so enthralled and responded so positively to the Mindful Moments Classroom Challenge, she knew this was the next idea to spread! Currently, Rebecca visits classrooms throughout the Ottawa area, teaching children about mindfulness and launching the Mindful Moment Classroom Challenge.