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I am Spiwe Jefferson

Author of Mindful in 5®

I am a successful attorney and certified mindfulness practitioner who arms busy professionals with specific science-backed mindfulness meditation tools  to help them reduce stress, increase personal effectiveness, and approach work and life  from a position of greater personal power and (self) compassion. 

My intention is to help you connect to your higher purpose, leverage the art of mindful working, and find meaning even in the midst of pandemic-ridden work / life chaos. I provide a blend of perspectives to help you find new ways of approaching the challenges of each day.

As a mindfulness meditation practitioner since around 2005, I practiced techniques across a plethora of God-centered and secular organizations dedicated to the craft. I was inspired to launch Mindful in 5 in response to a growing trend of anxiety, loneliness, and disillusionment that many accomplished professionals experience in the workplace - even at what should be the apex of their careers. 

Join me on this journey to reduce stress, increase effectiveness, resilience, and growth mindset in the workplace regardless of external challenges. 


Barry is getting divorced and his finances are a mess.

Singita is trying to cope with family drama.

Rashad and Brianna are empty nesters facing a new chapter.

Akar wants to better cope with his difficult CEO. All crave positive change, but where to start?

Join the Mindful in 5 podcast for strategies for harnessing greater peace.

For Busy Professionals With No Time


I wanted this to be a fun read in addition to being instructive. In this unique guide, I use captivating characters experiencing daily challenges to lead you, one step at a time, to unleash the power of mindfulness meditation and journal reflections in your own life.

In short practices presented within three seasons—Dawn, Day, and Dark—I share inspiring stories followed by real-life takeaways. The journal provides space to document deep thoughts and reframed perspectives. Throughout the guide, I invite you to improve your well-being and live with purpose by calling upon your inner power, taming the mind, releasing fears, and replacing negative habits.

Mindful in 5 is delivered in bite-sized modules designed for busy professionals on the go. Central to the practice are five-minute meditations and mindfulness techniques in accessible, easy-to-remember packs that you can use to set your intentions at the beginning of your day. They are also suitable for tapping into throughout the day to reset in real time.

Whether you have been practicing mindfulness meditation for years, or are just getting started, these techniques can plug into your practice, even if you feel you have no time.

I sincerely hope you enjoy this opportunity to operate from your peaceful path. Begin each day by reading a short chapter, then journal and meditate.


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Spiwe Jefferson, CMP, JD is an attorney, certified mindfulness practitioner, and long-time student of mindfulness meditation. In 2008, Spiwe suffered a tragedy that launched her own wilderness journey and prompted many of the life lessons that brought her triumphs. Mindful in 5 is the first book in an intended series.

Spiwe holds a Mindful Leader designation from the  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Institute, and holds a CPD certification from the Life Success Academy. In addition, she undertook extensive formal study of  mindfulness meditation techniques for more than a decade.


Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week evidence-based program that offers secular, intensive mindfulness training to assist people with stress, anxiety, depression and pain. Developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR uses a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness, yoga and exploration of patterns of behaviour, thinking, feeling and action.

Based on the foundational methods of Jon Kabat-Zinn, the Life Success Academy is established to help individuals live a better and more satisfying life.

In addition to her meditation certifications, Spiwe holds a Juris Doctor degree, a CTM certification through Toastmasters International, and is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI).

Our Readers Say...

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"You know, there's a particular peacefulness about reading this article. It just feels goood. When it ends you feel it has ended too soon, wish there were more and then again you realize that it is just right. Mmmmm. I love this peaceful ninja moment! ! Well done Sipiwe, for creating it."

Prof. Rosemary Moyana
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Univ. of Zimbabwe
1949 - 2021


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His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You were faithful over a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Share your master’s joy!’ Matthew 25:23

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