Join us in October for our next Thought Leadership Speaker Series: Let’s Talk featuring Dr. Marti Erickson & Dr. Erin Erickson discussing:

Being in the Moment: Mindfulness and Reflection for Children and Adults

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

United Health Foundation Training Institute at
Washburn Center for Children
1100 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

A growing body of research demonstrates the power of mindfulness and reflection in helping both children and adults attain improved emotional regulation, coping strategies, resilience and happiness. Being in the moment is the cornerstone of mindfulness – tuning in to how your body and brain are responding to challenges and stress. Equally important is stepping back from the moment to reflect on how you learned those ways of responding. The reflective process of looking back and moving forward is especially key to healthy parent-child relationships and to breaking intergenerational patterns of parenting that can undermine the health and well-being of children and parents alike. Mother-daughter duo Marti & Erin Erickson draw on research, practice and personal experience in this discussion of helping moms and dads be the parents their children need and the men and women they want to be, whatever their histories or circumstances.

Speaker Bios:

Marti Erickson, Ph.D., had a long career at the University of Minnesota, linking research, practice and policy in the areas of parenting, child development and mental health. Building on her research on attachment-based interventions for children and families in high-risk circumstances, Marti has written for many academic publications and speaks and consults frequently throughout the U.S. and abroad. Marti has served on the boards of many local and national organizations, including Washburn Center for Children (1989 – 1995, president 1994). Marti also has appeared regularly on KARE-TV News (NBC) since 1995 and, since 2006, has hosted a weekly radio show and podcast, Mom Enough®, with her daughter, Dr. Erin Erickson. Mom Enough is available for listening on-line or downloading at In her personal life, Marti especially cherishes sharing travel and outdoor adventures with her family, including husband Ron, two adult children and their spouses, and five delightful grandchildren, ages 10 – 15.


Erin Erickson, DNP, MPH, MA, FNP-C, WHNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner, dual certified in women’s health and family practice, and a specialist in maternal-child health. She has extensive experience speaking and writing on issues related to health and parenting and, with her mom, Dr. Marti Erickson, is owner and co-host of the weekly podcast Mom Enough®. After completing her Master of Public Health (MPH), Erin felt drawn toward direct patient care and pursued a career in nursing. She completed the Master of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at the University of Minnesota. In addition to her studies in nursing, Erin also has a Master of Arts in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching. She loves working with families and is dedicated to sharing her understanding of the mind-body connection and mindfulness-based skills to help both parents and children become more reflective and intentional in their lives. Erin’s greatest joys are being a mom to her 15-year-old daughter, 13-year-old son, and 15-year-old stepson, and sharing this journey with her husband, Brett.

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