We all need more peace & quiet in our lives – less stress and more precious moments
to be present and enjoy where we are and who we are with. The good news - you don't have to radically change
your life to find greater balance, better health and more moments of clarity, calm and happiness. 

2bpresent is my journey to a more peaceful, joy-filled, healthier life
through the powerful practice of Mindfulness. 

Mindfulness works. It can change your life - it changed mine.
My goal is to share with you ways to be truly present and awake for your life.

I hope you will join me on this journey! You deserve it, your family deserves it and the
world deserves to have the real you (the calm, peaceful, joyful one) truly present in it!

New Winter 2019 Mindfulness Classes are now Open for Registration


Have you always been curious about meditation?

Do you want to learn how to quiet your mind and experience firsthand the benefits of meditation?

Do you have a meditation practice that needs a reboot?

Are you looking for more motivation to meditate every day or a group to meditate with?

If so, check out my New Winter 2019 Classes for beginning meditators and for those who want to dive deeper into their practice, so you can find your calm in the New Year!

In many ways, the quality of your mind determines the quality of your life.
- Sam Harris


Check out all my new online resources, including free guided meditations and videos to help you lower stress and find more calm in your day!

Meditate with me on Simple Habit!

I am thrilled to be a featured meditation teacher on Simple Habit, winner of 2018 Google Play Award for Best Well-Being App.

Just for my readers . . . Enjoy a free two-week Premium Membership to Simple Habit

 A 14-day free trial of our premium membership

Just sign-up for Simple Habit. Then, go to and input the code: MEDITATETWOWEEKS

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Meditate with me on Insight Timer!

I am also excited to announce that I am now on Insight Timer and adding free guided meditations to the Insight Timer collection.  Please check out my free meditations.  More are coming soon, as well as new Online Courses.

My latest blogs . . .

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Say Goodbye to New Year’s Resolutions!

Why do most people fail at achieving their New Year’s Resolutions? Try this instead to get what you really want . . .

7 Modern Mantras for More Peace Over the Holidays

Although the period between Thanksgiving and New Years is often referred to as the “most wonderful time of the year,” for many people feelings of joy and happiness are often interrupted by bouts of sadness, stress, grief, and fatigue. With this in mind, here are some of my favorite mindfulness phrases you can use to help you embrace all of the ups and downs of the holiday season.

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New Year, New Beginnings

Meditation helps us learn how to sit with ourselves for just a short while and tune in to our hearts and our own wisdom. Letting go of doubt and embracing a sense of trust and patience in our own inner voice can help us all feel a real sense of clarity and ease as we journey through life. . . Read more

Cheryl Vigder Brause, Mindfulness Instructor

My path to being a certified mindfulness instructor has been quite a journey!  Once a corporate litigator and investment banker, I now write, speak and teach about the practice of mindfulness meditation and how you can use a few simple tools each day to create a more peaceful, joy-filled, healthier life. I created 2bpresent to share with others the true gift of learning how to slow down and connect inward to your inner strengths, stillness and unlimited potential.  As the Co-Founder and Executive Director of 2bpresent, I am dedicated to helping people find calm, happiness and wellbeing in their very busy lives. I work with private clients and lead workshops in schools, businesses, retreat centers and conferences. I teach stress-reduction, self-compassion and resiliency techniques to professionals, including educators, attorneys and executives, as well as parents, college students, adolescents, and children and have lead workshops, spoken at conferences, consulted on panels and presented a variety of mindfulness sessions to many local, statewide and national audiences. 


2bpresent uses the latest research in Neuroscience and Psychology, combined with Mindful Awareness Practices to teach evidence-based, practical and accessible tools and techniques to help you lower your stress, increase your focus and find your happiness — no matter who you are and where you are.

Mindfulness and Meditation, New York

Join me for my Upcoming Classes & Workshops!

Introduction to  Meditation & Mindfulness

Want to slow down, relax and be more present for your life?  Join me for this six-week daytime series starting Wednesday, January 9th from 11 am - 12 pm to learn how Mindfulness and Meditation can help you lower stress, increase joy and create more balance in your life.   

Diving Deeper Into Stillness

Meditation helps us quiet our busy minds so that we can connect inward to a profound stillness where our insight and wisdom lie.

Join me and our growing community of meditators for a powerful new meditation course in Diving Deeper Into Stillness. This is a six-week series offered on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons, starting in January.  

Film Screening & Discussion

I am thrilled to welcome back the Award-Winning Director and Producer Patrick Shen who will join us post-screening via Skype for Q&A to discuss his fascinating and thought-provoking documentary that interweaves the untold stories of triumph and tragedy from the members of society who are often disregarded and ignored, and seeks out the kind of wisdom that gets you through some of life’s greatest struggles. To learn more, click below.


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