Empower communities to be a catalyst for change & equal opportunity through sustainable programs that promote safety, health, & inclusion, in collaboration with residents, volunteers, civic leaders & business coalitions.
A society where no group is considered "other", "foreign", "lesser" or "different"; so that equality and kindness are directed to each of us. bKind bOne (spearheaded by Hon. Dori Ling-Cohan) asserts that hate has no place in our country, state, and particularly, New York City --- home to a rich diverse heritage, from which we all draw our resilience, creativity, and beauty.
A Citation awarded by the NYS Assembly in 2021 states: “Through this work you have established a strong and lasting legacy as an Advocate for constituents...that has greatly inspired the next generation... thank you for your dedicated and tireless service to our city, the state, and our nation"
Lisa began working with survivors of trafficking/abuse in 2011 and subsequently implemented Trauma Sensitive Yoga & support groups for emergency shelters, schools, and organizations including Gilda's Club, Womankind, Sanctuary for Families, The Center, and NOW.
Raymond Russell spearheaded programs for safety and positive thinking helping countless individuals achieve a state of overall joy and wellbeing. He has over 30 year investigative service and has been honored for his unparalleled service, Ray is a 2nd Degree Black Belt: Nabi Su Martial Arts (incl Tai Chi & Kung Fu) & previously trained in Vee Arnis Jitsu & Kansai Self Defense.
Vincent Green spearheaded a worldwide project that accepts manuscripts from children ages five to fifteen for inclusion in a book of stories written by kids for kids.
Macy joined the bKind team in March 2020 to launch emergency response initiatives when NYC shutdown due to the pandemic. She played an invaluable role in hunger relief, senior care, and academic support for youth who had no access to computers/WiFi for virtual learning. Her youth outreach activities include spearheading toy/clothing drives, mentoring, and supporting Voices of Youth.
Jaila Marie McCoy is a gifted writer and bright young lady who has been making notable contributions to G-Square Publishing efforts since she was six years old.
The majority of her contributions to G-Square have focused on drafting youth reviews. One of the first children’s books that she worked on as an author was a G-Square publication, entitled, “I Saw a Mouse Today”.
With great respect and admiration to Doris Ling-Cohan for a lifetime of unwavering, consistent dedication to making our city a better place and inspiring countless individuals to overcome all obstacles.
"We have the collective power to be the catalyst for change, so no group is considered "foreign" or "lesser"; so that equality and kindness are directed to each of us. bKind bONE!" Doris Ling-Cohan
To our contributors, supporters, team, & community, thank you for years of dedication to hunger relief, equality in education, mental health, & wellness for all.
Uniting communities & building bridges to replace violence & division with peace & unity.
Emergency initatives began when New York City shutdown in March 2020:
· Thousands of meals served
· Support for isolated seniors
· Academic programs & supplies for kids
· Basic necessities delivered
· Sanitizer & Masks provided
Empowers individuals to achieve the highest expression of themselves
Lisa Mehos incorporated Trauma to Triumphs, Inc. (DBA bKind) in 2018, epitomizing that every person deserves dignity, equality, justice, and equal opportunity, regardless of race, gender identity, or economic status. A graduate of Emma Willard School and Boston College, she taught Step Aerobics and earned an AFAA certification, while completing a B.S. degree in Business and Human Resource Management. She worked in that field and started a promotional products company, until her own children and life experiences inspired a commitment to the health and well-being of children, adults, and families in underserved communities.
For the past two decades, she has served NYC communities and schools; Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center; “New York Cares;” NYS Education Department; and Gilda's Club, providing training and programs in homes, schools, corporate offices, community centers, fitness centers, and shelters. She has been affiliated with “Inhale to Exhale,” “Womankind,” (formerly the NY Asian Women’s Center); Sanctuary for Families, Henry Street Settlement Center for Mental Health, AAFE, and NOW (National Organization for Women).
She is certified in Children’s Yoga, Family Yoga, Trauma-Sensitive Teaching Methodology, and Y12SR Yoga that nurtures healing from eating disorders, addictions, trauma, abuse, and PTSD. She works with all age groups from pre-school to adult, through private and group classes that develop positive energy, resilience, and strength. She has spearheaded community food drives and programs that unite communities, promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being, combat aggression and bullying, overcome trauma, and collaborate to confront obstacles.
Lisa Mehos has received commendations and awards for her 25 years of dedication to serving those in need. Among those are a Citation from the NYS Assembly, letters of reference, interviews about her work and what drives her to give back, and being honored by organizations such as New York Cares.
Wendy Henry and Rachel Kaplan are New York State licensed acupuncturists with over 20 years of experience. Their unwavering dedication to helping others heal is admirable and has far reaching impacts. As highly respected wellness experts, they have helped individuals overcome addiction, anxiety, pain from arthritis, insomnia, and other issues related to physical and mental wellbeing.
Acupuncture has long been a recognized supplemental or complementary medical practice used to treat a wide range of ailments including chronic pain and insomnia as well as mental health conditions like anxiety and depression.