Beth WinterMission Be is dedicated to the Loving Memory of Carin Winter the CEO’s sister Beth Winter, 1980-2003, who always taught her to believe in the power of  kindness, what it truly means to be graceful, happy, and compassionate.  

Beth died suddenly in 2003 from a dangerous side effect of the SSRI Paxil, given to her by her primary care physician, one week earlier for mild anxiety about a job interview.

One reason that Mission Be is dedicated to Beth is that she was naturally mindful and compassionate. Other then Beth’s beautiful ability to naturally embody mindfulness, Carin believes that if Beth had a mindfulness practice to manage her anxiety, she might not have felt a level of worry which would have promoted a doctor to recommend prescription drugs.

Since Beth’s death, Carin’s family worked hard with a number of other educated families, police, doctors and researcher advocated to get the FDA to issue black box warning labels on SSRI’s, the highest level warning a drug can get before it is banded off the market. Our country takes more SSRI’s and tranquilizers then any other in the world. We need to teach peace within, as the greatest gift in the world.

In Beth’s journal she left a quote, “When you look back at the moments when you have truly lived, it is when you have done things in the spirit of love.” by Henry Drummond.

May everyone at Mission Be continue to be touched and inspired by the “spirit of love,” for that is the foundation on which our organization has been built.


My Sister, Beth Winter

Watch this video to see how Beth embodied mindfulness with her peaceful and joyful nature.

Beth Winter - Mission Be

A cloud from Beth’s window in 2004 after she passed.





Become Your Dream - Mission BeCarin saw this the street in NYC in 2010, a week after creating an assembly for teens called “Becoming Dreams,” about believing in the power of your dreams, which told Beth’s story of how she died and the positive impact she had on many lives prior to her death.



We at Mission Be believe that even the greatest loss can be meet with a sense of peace, and from our grief we can cultivate greatest empathetic joy, as long as we practice gratitude, for “When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the spirit laughs for what it has found.”

Let our hardship be a reminder of what is truly important in our lives and living with a sense of love and purpose, practicing kindness, mindfulness, compassion and happiness. May you overcome all challenges and loss with resilience, courage and strength and may you “Become your Dream.”


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