About the Founders
Frances Borshell, MBA
Frances earned her undergraduate degree with a double major in psychology and biology from the University of Miami. With an inveterate interest in mental health, she went on to pursue additional studies in clinical psychology from the University of Texas before earning her Master’s Degree with high honors in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.
Most of her life, Frances has suffered from anxiety, including health anxiety. Instead of medicating herself or accepting the suffering, she sought ways to heal herself naturally. She spent 20 years in various self-healing and mental fitness studies. Frances graduated from the entire Landmark Education curriculum, completed Self-Discovery and Mastery in Living. She also became trained in transcendental meditation and present mind awareness. What she discovered was how to calm her anxiety and bring peace to her life.
Having been personally impacted by mental health issues, including those of friends and family, Frances, along with her husband, Bret Borshell, co-founded Grounding Wire and the Get Grounded technique. With a mission to revolutionize mental health, the team is raising awareness and funding to help those in need get help and support to strengthen their own mental fitness.
Prior to attending the University of Washington in Seattle and earning his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Bret grew up in the Lake Tahoe area immersed in the outdoors. Bret began studying martial arts in 1991 and apprenticed with the President and Founder of the American Shorin-Ruy Karate Association for over a decade, earning his First-Degree Black Belt in 2004.
Later, Bret earned his Master’s Degree in International Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University and went on to earn the Platinum Real Estate Award as the number one agent out of 700 RB agents in the State of Florida. While growing his real estate business, Bret became trained and is an avid practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and Present Mind Awareness. He also practiced mindfulness meditation and tai chi for 30 years.
With Bret’s Japanese philosophies rooted in martial arts, Bret believes change begins with oneself and expands from self to others through positive interactions. Like his wife, Frances Borshell, Bret has been personally impacted by mental health and is committed to helping transform mental health in SWFL and beyond through the non-profit he and his wife founded called Grounding Wire.
Bret Borshell, MBA
Grounding Wire is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people strengthen their mental health to live their best lives. Grounding Wire offers tools, techniques, resources and mental fitness programs to individuals, organizations and schools. Join us as we elevate our conversations, still our minds and bring what matters most into focus: the present moment.
What is mental health?
It is our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
How is your mental health?
You can do things every day to strengthen it. Whether you experience anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, or any other mental health condition that prevents you from fully enjoying your life, Grounding Wire can help you get connected. We offer programs and events to help you access your core, your true self.