Skip to main content
STORY AND PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK Ryan Redman looked out over the more than 50 women sitting in front of him, making sure his eye caught each of theirs as he began his story. It was a story of a teacher that told him she spends 60 percent of her time counseling students suffering from depression, anxiety and cutting and only 40 percent teaching them. “And this teacher is dealing with students in the gifted and talented program!” he added. So began Redman’s pitch, asking the Wood River Women’s Foundation for $25,000—money which he said his Flourish Foundation would use “to change the world from the inside out” by teaching Wood River Valley students contemplative practices for mindfulness and compassion. Read the whole story: