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Welcome to

Day 3 - Psychology

How does psychology play out in our life?

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Cindy Olsen is an Environmental Educator, Meditation Teacher, and

Mindful Outdoor Guide in Westchester County, NY. She has been

an Environmental Educator with Sheldrake Environmental Center in

Larchmont, NY since 2012. In this role, she works with private and

public schools, as well as families, to deliver nature education and

connect youth and families with the outdoors.


Cindy is a Meditation Teacher with Pause To Be Present Meditation in Mamaroneck, NY. She is also a certified Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide and a Forest Therapy Guide in training with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. She is passionate about

sharing the powerful physical and

mental benefits of nature and

mindfulness with others.


She founded Cindy By Nature, LLC.

in order to expand the reach of her

commitment to sharing nature

connection with the region. 

Everything we do is related to psychology. How our mind works, our behaviors towards ourselves and others, and how we socialize with each other.

Today's conversations with Ridvan Foxhall and Arthur Segreti focus on how our awareness of self plays a huge role in how we perceive the world and how we interact with each other. During these sessions you'll discover, how to:

  • understand your emotions and thoughts better,

  • embrace your uncomfortable experiences,

  • incorporate body, mind, and soul,

  • be more present and see the beauty in humanity, and 

  • problem-solve as a team.

Ridvan Foxhall is the Founder and Executive Director of New Era Creative Space. Guided by the belief in the oneness of humanity, Ridvan Foxhall is committed to promoting in young people the conviction that they can be the voice of positive change in the world. To this end, for over two decades, she has committed her time, energy, and resources to develop creative and educational programs for children with an emphasis on developing their moral capabilities alongside their intellectual and artistic talent.


In 2006, inspired by the Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) a non-profit organization based in NYC dedicated to “building character on stage,” She founded a Peekskill chapter of CTC.  In 2013, New Era Creative Space came into being, in response to the growing need for educational programs that were both creative and provided children the opportunity to develop leadership skills. Ridvan’s vision for NECS to become a hub for creative initiatives, community engagement, and to inspire the next generation of mindful and innovative thinkers.

Ridvan Foxhall holds a Master's degree in occupational therapy and is a certified parenting educator. Originally from Nigeria, she currently resides in Peekskill with her husband and two children. She enjoys reading, dancing, playing tennis, and hiking.

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Dr. Arthur Segreti is a Clinical Psychologist practicing in Westchester County for almost 30 years.  In addition to working privately, he has also worked within the public school system as a School Psychologist.  He studies and practices mindfulness and meditation and has been affiliated with the Westchester Buddhist Center as well as the Aligned Center.  

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