Katie Garrett, CPRP, has been in parks & recreation for over six years. She currently serves as the Community Relations Specialist for the McHenry County Conservation District. Katie started practicing mindfulness meditation 10 years ago after being diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Since then, she has become trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and teaches meditation online. In the past few months, she has collaborated with IPRA to develop a meditation for the 2021 Soaring to New Heights virtual conference, and led a Mindfulness Meditation for Self-Care virtual workshop with Women in Leisure Services (WILS). Katie credits mindfulness for getting her through career changes, cancer, getting married, and all the other ups and downs of life. Find her on LinkedIn to connect!