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The Ghost of Private Brown

I was at a Remembrance Day ceremony today and heard this awesome poem. After the service I met Bill Kearns -Bush Poet, the great man who wrote it and asked his permission to share it here. It is so appropriate, not only for 11-11, but for every other day of the year too. It gives you […]

By |November 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Story of Bullying to Mindfulness

My story begins as far back as I can remember around the age of 5. I had always felt kind of different from other people and I was always made fun of because of it. I remember I was always teased for being skinny and wearing second hand clothing when I was in school.  My […]

By |August 4th, 2018|Inspiring Stories|2 Comments

True Mindfulness is Radical Acceptance

Dear Mindful Friends,

At the age of 6 my mother committed suicide. Since that time, I have always put any emotion or thought aside, not allowing there to be. That worked great until me and my wife lost our first-born child at 37 weeks pregnancy. I snapped, I felt emotions, I realized I had thoughts, I was diagnosed with OCD, the pure form, […]

By |June 12th, 2018|Inspiring Stories|0 Comments

My Awakening

Gooday and Welcome to My World
I was born in 1952 and experienced physical and mental abuse as a child. By the age of twelve, I was also sexually abused by a neighbour. By age fourteen, I was wagging school and out of control. By age sixteen, I was homeless, living on the streets and in […]

By |March 24th, 2018|Inspiring Stories, Spiritual Emergence|9 Comments

Shamanic View of Mental Illness

Spiritual Emergence
The terms Spiritual Emergency and Spiritual Emergence have come to my attention in recent times. There is no doubt that I have experienced spiritual emergency in what I call my ‘dark’ years (1982-1997) – I just didn’t know what to call it! The first emergency was in 1982 and I had no idea what […]

By |December 26th, 2017|Spiritual Emergence|2 Comments

Recovery from Addiction

I struggled with drug and alcohol abuse all through my preteen and teenage years, and part of my young adulthood. I still remember the first time I got drunk. I was only nine years old, but the memory is as vivid as if it were yesterday. I was at a family party, I was curious […]

By |November 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Near Death Experience (NDE) Narrative

I have no memory prior to the events that led up to my NDE. My husband, John, is a retired United States Marine who served 23 years active duty, now retired and disabled since January 2015.
I don’t remember wanting to overdose or even feeling depressed just prior to my overdose on September 29, 2015. I […]

By |February 12th, 2017|Inspiring Stories|3 Comments

Journaling as Mindfulness Practice: An Alternative to Meditation

Wisdomfeed is a mindfulness and wellness news site and content hub, dedicated to providing you thought-provoking and life-expanding media. This was written by Shannon Cantrell.

Two months after I had my first child I was hit with post-partum depression hard. It happened all at once and consumed my life for another two months after. I knew the […]

By |February 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Mindfulness for Children

We need your help to prepare a series of weekly mindfulness lessons for children to cover the school year in 2017. Our research is complete and we have enough material to make 36 lessons a reality (9 in each term). The lessons will be made available to teachers and parents who have chosen home schooling. Each […]

By |June 4th, 2016|Mindful Schools|3 Comments

The Mindful Way CD

I am working on The Mindful Way CD. Feedback welcome!
Do you have a story to tell? How mindfulness has transformed your life or how mindfulness has made a difference in your school? Please make a difference and submit your story to:
Mindfully Yours with Love, Joy & Peace Always! – John Shearer, Mindfulness Master

By |May 28th, 2016|The Mindful Way|0 Comments