Jewel is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, mental-health advocate and New York Times bestselling author. She released her new single “Grateful,” which comes from her upcoming 12th studio album, during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more than 18 years, the Jewel Never Broken program at the Inspiring Children Foundation has been helping equip at-risk youth and families with the mindfulness tools they need to cope with anxiety, fear, isolation and depression.
Mental health has been a passion of Jewel’s since being a homeless teenager with little access to resources. During this time, she began to develop a set of tools to rewire her brain and create new emotional patterns. Learning meditation and innovating her own mindfulness practices, Jewel was able to heal symptoms of her depression and go from surviving to thriving. These are the same tools she uses in her charity and offers online for free.