About


SallySally Arnold, RN, BSN, MA
Mindfulness Educator
Founder Mindful Compass

Education & Work experience.

Sally Arnold received her RN/BSN from San Jose State in 1985. She began her nursing career at Stanford Children’s Hospital in Pediatric Oncology. Her nursing background includes pediatrics, labor and delivery, hospice and public health. As an educator she has taught childbirth courses, infant massage, and the California adoption & foster care licensing program. Sally has taught parenting for over 20 years, specializing in Mindful Parenting and growing Mindful Families. Sally received her Master’s in Psychology from Meridian University, Petaluma in 2005. She is completing the year long certification as a mindfulness trainer with Mindful Schools. She is currently teaching Mindfulness in local schools. Sally opened Schnoogs Cafe in 2004. She believes that when we have a space to gather where we can share our stories and eat real food, we have the opportunity to heal ourselves and each other.

Life Experience.
Sally was found in the streets when she was 2 1/2 years old. She was placed in foster care and later adopted. Her wondering about how families came together and what made them thrive started at an early age. Her desire to pay it forward resulted in becoming a foster parent as well as adopting through the foster care system. Sally feels her greatest success is being happily married to Michael since 1986 and being the mother of four children. Sally loves to garden, cycle, kayak, write, and play with family and friends.

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