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Clare Freeman earned her J.D. magna cum laude from the Ave Maria School of Law in 2006 after serving as a senior editor for the Ave Maria Law Review.  A lover of ocean-oriented adventure, she earned her B.A. in history from the University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2002, carrying a 4.0 G.P.A. despite an active life of snorkeling and bodyboarding on the Big Island. A Yoga Alliance RYT 500 and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Clare is on the teacher-training faculty for Yoga for Your Life Registered Yoga School.  Before embarking on full-time mindfulness career, she served as a research and writing attorney for the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Michigan from 2006 to early 2015.  She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the courts of the State of New Mexico.  Her student note Alternative Methods for Sentencing Youthful Offenders: Using Traditional Tribal Methods as a Model appears in the Winter 2006 issue of the Ave Maria Law Review. Undergraduate inquiries into Eastern philosophy and religion in the mind-’90s started Clare on the path of mindfulness.  A two-time archery All American and former Olympic hopeful, her inquiry into mindfulness practices deepened as she paired mindfulness and sports psychology to better achieve peak performance.  As a criminal defense attorney, she found mindfulness indispensable.  Realization of the power of these practices to combat stress, anxiety, depression, compassion fatigue, and burnout inspired Clare to found Source for Mindfulness, L.L.C., to serve the needs of harried professionals. Clare is currently working on a book tailored to present mindfulness practices to professionals.  In her free time, she enjoys sailing and living aboard her Pearson 31 sloop, swing dancing, and rock climbing.


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