Goal 4: Intrapersonal Intelligence Narrative

Document Type


Publication Date

Winter 2023

Target Audience

High School Students & Young Adults


It is easy to become inundated with school, work, and daily life that we forget to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness “is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us” (Mindful Staff, 2020). The goal of this activity is to demonstrate mindfulness through planting a seed and practicing daily mindfulness as we take care of the seed while it grows. The act of planting a seed requires one to be mindful because this is a delicate process. Cal State Assistant Professor of Public Health, Portia Jackson Preston, states that “[planting] helps you anchor in the present moment by mindfully engaging all of your senses. It teaches you patience and creativity as you nurture plants throughout the life cycle” (Juliano, 2021). This one activity, ultimately, turns into a daily practice of mindfulness while watering the seed and ensuring that it is receiving sunlight and care.



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