WRITING CAFE

Writing | Healing | Renewal

Sessions are typically available online or in-person in beautiful Surfside, Florida, for women and children over age 12.

Classes are $36 each, or you can purchase a monthly membership for $360, which includes unlimited classes and support. Your first class is free. And all students receive a journal and pen. Coffee, tea, fresh fruit, and smiles are always available.

Space is limited. Sign up below to reserve a spot, and we will contact you to confirm your reservation.

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
10amMindfulness JournalingMindfulness JournalingMindfulness Journaling
11amCreative WritingCreative Writing
12pmFood JournalingFood Journaling
1pmResume WritingMemoir WritingMemoir WritingCareer PlanningCareer Planning
2pmGuided Prompts Guided Prompts Guided Prompts Food JournalingFood Journaling
7pm Writing 101Stress ManagementStress Managment
8pmMeditation Mindfulness JournalingMindfulness Journaling

Mindfulness Journaling

Mindfulness journaling helps us be more aware of our thoughts and feelings in the moment, to reflect on those feelings, and to improve our understanding of ourselves. This can lead to a more positive outlook and increased gratitude toward our work, family and life.

Mindfulness journaling is not simply writing about your day—it’s not a diary. While regular journaling practice can be helpful, it generally does not focus on a specific goal or mindset and, therefore, does not offer the same benefits that mindfulness journaling provides.

A regular practice of tracking our thoughts and feelings can help us make intentional changes to our routines and improve our lives.

This class uses a series of specific prompts and feedback to help students create a mindfulness journal to use longer term.

About the Instructor

Over the past 20 years, Mindy Rubenstein has written and published hundreds of articles in print and online, including the Tampa Bay Times, Florida Trend magazine, Atlanta Jewish Times, Jerusalem Post, Jewish News Syndicate, Chabad.org, TheJewishWoman.org, and on my blog.

She chose to live an immersive, observant Torah life at age 30, including Shabbat, kosher and the myriad details and customs.

Since 2007, she has worked closely with chavrusahs (learning partners) in Monsey, NY, and Lakewood, NJ, as well as rabbis and rebbetzins through Chabad and Oorah.

She has taught in classrooms at Toras Chaim and Bina High School in Norfolk, VA, Yotzer Ohr Academy of Torah & Art in Miami, Hebrew Academy, as well as Aquinas International Academy, an online school for Russian students.

In 2015, she founded Nishei Ora, a quarterly magazine for and by Jewish women of all backgrounds.

Online and In-Person (Miami, Surfside, Aventura)

  • Be more authentic in your writing 
  • Write stellar school essays 
  • Develop your memoir 
  • Journal for healing and growth

“Working with Mrs. Rubenstein gave me a new appreciation for writing — that it could be really enjoyable.” — Miriam H., high school student

“A big thanks to Mindy Rubenstein for helping me get my article published and helping me explain my life-changing summer!” — Brandon M., college student 

“Mindy gently pushed me to keep working on an article about my trip to Israel. Not only did I finish the article and get it published, but I went on to write a book!” — Jane B., doula and teacher

“In her capacity as an editor and coach, Mindy empowers her writers, guides them and manages to get the best outcome. She gives direction that inspires and challenges her writers to get to the heart of their stories. Always generous and thoughtful, she is also very disciplined and asks the same from her team.” — Judith Fox-Goldstein, entrepreneur, artist and writer

”Thank you Mindy… our relationship is just so special. YOU take me to places in my heart that have been covered for so many years. Rediscovering my family and my roots is bringing me a comfort I never anticipated.  And, it appears that my grandchildren (Jewish/Latino) have taken up an interest in Judaism and my youngest one has now expressed a desire to study Hebrew.” — Anna P.