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Ceeds of Peace Video on Choose Love Success




Ceeds of Peace provided us with their video created by Kelley Lum Oshiro, the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement’s Hawaiian ambassador, showing the positive results of the Choose Love Enrichment Program pilot at Ka’elepulu Elementary School. Educators and students alike are capture describing the impact of the program at their school. 

Ceeds of Peace is an organization we love and support and was founded by Maya Soetoro-Ng and Kerrie Urosevich at University of Hawaii. Ceeds of Peace offers a 360 degree approach to raising peace building leaders. They support and build bridges between families, community leaders and educators to share resources and develop action plans to strengthen our communities and improve our children’s lives. Critical Thinking, Courage, Compassion, Conflict Resolution Commitment, Collaboration, Community.

Senate Majority Leader Invites Scarlett Lewis to CT State Capitol


After hearing Scarlett Lewis speak at All Saints Catholic School in Norwalk, CT in February, Connecticut Senator Bob Duff, Senate Majority Leader, invited her to speak to other state Senators about the importance of Social and Emotional Learning and how the Choose Love Movement is helping students learn essential life skills.

Senator Duff posted to Facebook:


I was so honored to have Scarlett Lewis, founder of The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation, come to my office in…

Posted by Bob Duff on Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D – “Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition”

Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D, author “The Biology of Belief”
















The Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition by Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D was recently released by Hay House. It includes stunning new scientific discoveries about how the biochemical effects of the brain’s functioning show that all the cells of your body are affected by your thoughts.

Scarlett Lewis is included in this edition of the book and her mission to help children learn to choose a loving thought over an angry one.

Purchase and learn more about The Biology of Belief.

Earth Day – Minute of Mindfulness and Gratitude

Jesse exploring the outdoors.

Earth Day Mindfulness and Gratitude Exercise


A Minute of Mindfulness

  • Close your eyes.
  • Take three deep breaths. Focus your attention on the out-breath.
  • Observe the scents of the spring air. Open your eyes.
  • Scan the landscape for color. Count each color as you see it in your view. Where do you see new life returning to the earth?
  • Note the beauty today that wasn’t here last week. Commit to noticing one new beautiful thing each day for the next week.

A Minute of Gratitude

  • Visualize your favorite place or thing from the natural world. It could be a park, an animal or a tree — whatever comes to mind.
  • Send thoughts of gratitude to this place or element of nature. Fully appreciate this place or creature. Remember how special it is to have this creature or part of the natural world in your life.

Download printable version.

Mindfulness-and-Gratitude.docx (20 downloads)


The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement on 60 Minutes

60 Minutes filming at Rippowam Middle School in Stamford, CT with Jimmy Sapia and Scarlett Lewis

The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement being filmed for a segment “Return To Newtown” on 60 Minutes on CBS. The segment was filmed at Rippowam Middle School in Stamford, CT and follows Jimmy Sapia, 6th grade teacher. Rippowam was the first school in CT to pilot the Choose Love Enrichment Program™.

The Choose Love Enrichment Program™ is a FREE Pre-K through Grade 12 social and emotional learning (SEL) program. It includes a powerful formula for Choosing Love which is comprised of the character values – courage, gratitude, forgiveness and compassion-in-action. This formula can be used in any situation to promote personal empowerment, resilience, connection and compassion. The main theme throughout the program is that although you cannot control what happens to you, you can control how you respond.


Jimmy Sapia teaching the Choose Love Enrichment Program (Stamford Advocate, Oct. 7, 2016)

Decades of research that show the many benefits of SEL including improved grades, test scores, attendance and pro-social behavior. SEL is powerful programming that we can implement in all of our schools to proactively educate our youth and address the issues we are trying to cope with in our society. 

  • High school graduation rates
  • Postsecondary enrollment
  • Postsecondary completion
  • Employment rates
  • Average wages.


  • Dropout rates
  • School and classroom behavior issues
  • Drug use
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Mental health problems
  • Criminal behavior

The Choose Love Enrichment Program™ teaches children 21st century life skills to cultivate a safer, more peaceful and loving world. In a recent survey of our program users, 100% of the respondents said they would use the program again and 100% said they would recommend the program to other educators.

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