Brittani Hite | Founder of Ethos Equity

Brittani Hite | Founder of Ethos Equity

With a reputation for calmness, mindfulness is not often thought of as a social justice tool. However, the very potency that makes it effective in calming us down is the same medicine needed to wake us up. As we delve more deeply into systemic racism both at an individual and collective level, this work requires us to recognize and resolve unconscious patterns that enable these inequities to exist in the first place.⁣

Brittani Hite is on the front lines of this work. As the founder and strategic director of Ethos Equity Consulting, Brittani is committed to advancing racial and social equity. With more than a decade of communication and engagement experience Brittani is known for her ability to identify and resolve obstacles to justice through human-centered strategies. She effectively establishes paths to progress for individuals, institutions and initiatives by shaking up the status quo with an intersectional DEI approach that catalyzes transformational change.⁣

"I think of mindfulness as an intentional commitment to personal and societal improvement, which is why it's a foundational aspect of my work dismantling racial and social injustice. Practicing mindfulness allows each of us to recognize and change our participation in inequitable systems by acknowledging the existence of historical frameworks, unlearning harmful social conditioning and actively seeking ways to catalyze collective liberation."⁣

As we think about how we raise wholehearted, inclusive kids, it starts with our own journeys of awareness. We are tremendously grateful for Brittani's work and how she's helped shape the way we move forward as a business. We highly recommend you follow her journey. Thank you, Brittani, for being a lighthouse for us all! https://ethosequityconsulting.com/ @EthosEquity


April 07, 2021 — Blake Beers
Caroline Pritchard | Writer & Social Justice Leader

Caroline Pritchard | Writer & Social Justice Leader

A few times in your life, you have the privilege of knowing someone who leaves such an indisputable mark on your heart, you're forever changed. Meet Caroline Kusin Pritchard and prepare to be forever changed. ⁣


Caroline (she/her) uses her own voice to amplify marginalized voices that have been excluded from bookshelves for far too long. Caroline writes stories for children and is the author of a number of forthcoming picture books. Her debut picture book, Gitty and Kvetch, will be released in August of this year through @simonkids and is available for pre-order now. She is a firm believer that picture books are a frontline defense against harmful systems and beliefs that impact kids from day one— white supremacy, heteronormativity, antisemitism and beyond. ⁣

We are eternally grateful for the endless ways Caroline is teaching us how to challenge our conditioned belief systems, ask hard questions, interrogate our biases, and reframe our parenting to include a wider, inclusive lens. We highly encourage you to follow her at @carolinepritchardwrites to learn more. Thank you, Caroline. You are a lighthouse for us all.⁣

April 07, 2021 — Blake Beers
Dr. Jaime Crowley | Child Psychologist

Dr. Jaime Crowley | Child Psychologist


When we first started this business, it was imperative that we surround ourselves with a handful of diverse experts who've gone before us and created a foundation for us to build upon. Right out of the gate, Dr. Jaime Crowley was our first and most trusted expert and advisor. 

Dr. Crowley is a licensed psychologist who provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a range of emotional and behavioral difficulties. And we are honored to consider her our "in-house psychologist." As a psychologist specializing in treating anxiety disorders, Dr. Crowley frequently teaches various mindfulness exercises to her patients as a way to calm their brains and bodies. During the pandemic, she's needed to practice exclusively via a telehealth platform. This unusual situation has prompted her to utilize mindfulness techniques even more in my virtual sessions, as it enables greater connection with patients through the screen.

Pioneering the way for how adults connect with anxious kids, Dr. Crowley co-authored a therapeutic children’s book, Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare, based on her anxious but affable chocolate Lab, Moose. The book is a playful and accessible way to teach children about worries and model healthy coping strategies for managing anxiety. A therapeutic companion worksheet aimed at helping kids learn how to “bark back” at their worries is available for free download on www.MooseTheWorryMutt.com.

We are grateful for the many ways Dr. Crowley contributes her time and energy towards children's mental health. We are lucky to learn from her and benefit from her many talents. Follow Moose (@MooseTheWorryMutt) and buy a copy today for your kiddos!

January 22, 2021 — Blake Beers
Incia Palmieri | Creator of "Once Upon a Mat"

Incia Palmieri | Creator of "Once Upon a Mat"


One of the most gratifying parts of running a small business is collaborating with other entrepreneurs who hold a shared mission and a willingness to collectively bring that mission to life. We know that the work we do is most powerful when we see ourselves as just one of the many threads braiding together to bring a new learning landscape forward for kids. So when we get to meet some of the other "threads," we hold them close as part of a mighty tribe working together to make a meaningful dent in this wild world. 

When we were first introduced to Incia Palmieri's business "Once Upon a Mat," we immediately felt her honest intention to consciously bring mindfulness to young kids. She creatively looks for new avenues to bring yoga, storytelling, relaxation to children through movement and mindful activities. She epitomizes the "wellspring" spirit in that she connects parents with various opportunities for kids to more deeply get in touch with themselves and the world around them.

Incia Palmieri is a graduate of Political Science from York University and holds a Master of Science in Education degree from Medaille College. She completed her yoga trainings from Rainbow Kids Yoga and Radiant Child Yoga and Postnatal Yoga from Toronto Yoga Mamas, 200 YTT from Karma Teachers & is Yoga Alliance designated E-RYT 200 & YACEP. She has been teaching yoga to kids and families for 5 years across studios, communities and schools. 

Check out the important work she's doing at "Once Upon a Mat" on Instagram (@onceuponamat) and online (www.https://onceuponamat.ca/). Thank you Incia for your heart and the great work you're putting out into the world!
January 13, 2021 — Blake Beers
Tara Lehrer | Mindful Nutritionist

Tara Lehrer | Mindful Nutritionist

Mindfulness - the act of being actively aware of whatever it is you're doing - can powerfully integrate into every area of our life, not least of which is the fuel that powers our body. Tara Sowlaty Lehrer has built her career around this core truth. As a trained natural foods chef, holistic nutritionist, and yoga instructor, Tara built "How You Glow" to share the bits of wisdom she's garnered through her own journey to find a vibrant and conscious way of feeding our bodies. 

A known voice among women searching for a more balanced and vibrant lifestyle, Tara encourages women to identify their core intention and let that force drive their next steps. She leads wellness workshops that help integrate these principles into practical applications. Tara lives in Los Angeles with her husband, film-maker Brian Lehrer, her pup Soba, and a baby girl on the way. 

To learn more about how to bring a more mindful approach to your family's eating routines, jump in and follow her work at @taralehrer as well as her blog @howyouglow (www.howyouglow.com). Thank you, Tara, for showing us what a mindful approach to eating and wellness can look like. 
January 06, 2021 — Blake Beers
Introducing The Wellspring

Introducing The Wellspring

We believe that meaningful lifestyle changes - for ourselves and for our families - are usually catalyzed by observing inspiring actions from others. Knowing that, we are excited to create the "The Wellspring" as a space to come together at a hearth of sorts where parents, caretakers, teachers, and therapists can gather and exchange inspired stories of mindful pioneers looking to reshape the landscape for a new generation. 

Incorporating mindfulness into a child's life can be as vast and far-reaching as you'd like. We will be sharing the mic and highlighting individuals - from doctors to doulas, from engineers to intuitives - who inspire us to widen our apertures and creatively explore different avenues towards mindful living. With each story, we hope to contribute a piece of patchwork that is sewn into a greater, collective story of individuals looking to reimagine a more conscious world for our kids.

And, don't be a stranger! We'd love to hear from you; please share your stories with us. Email us directly at info@littlerenegades.com and we will look forward to learning more about you. Stay tuned for more!
January 04, 2021 — Blake Beers