Upstream has currently suspended MBSR classes due to the pandemic.  Read More

Upstream has currently suspended MBSR classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will have meditations on Saturdays at 10:00am on Zoom that are freely offered in an effort to support our community. If you would like to receive an invitation please send your name and e-mail address to

Also, we are considering the possibility of offering an MBSR class online this summer, so please let us know if you are interested and would like to be notified.

Warmly, Jemme and Hilda

September 17, 2014 by Jemme Stewart

The Huffington Post highlights 7 things mindful people do

People who practice mindfulness experience a type of clarity in their day-to-day lives that other people, usually, do not. The healthy habits learned from mindful meditation are more than just eliminating stress—a mindful life also involves learning the tools to help you deal with any situation life might throw your way.

This is exactly what Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., Psychologist, author and mindfulness enthusiast, discusses in her recent article on The Huffington Post, in which she outlines seven helpful habits that mindful people have.

7 things mindful people do differently:

  1. Express more curiosity
  2. Forgive themselves
  3. Hold their emotions lightly
  4. Practice compassion
  5. Make peace with imperfection
  6. Embrace vulnerability
  7. Understand that all things come and go

Read more about the benefits of all 7 mindful habits on The Huffington Post.

Upstream offers mindfulness classes in Columbia, SC, that are for students of any level of familiarity with mindfulness practices—beginners included.