Illuminating Me

Please SHARE my story of recovery for suicide prevention…5 years ago, I was on life support because I reached out for help. Starting Dec 8 2014 by going to an emergency room where I was stripped down and put in a room alone with no blanket or tv or anything…I laid there sobbing and hopeless […]

By |October 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|3 Comments

No More Band-Aids

In 1984 I died and was resuscitated, which in itself is not that uncommon, people are revived every day now but: the event did plant the very seed that would help lead me to now practice mindfulness every day. In Jan of 2018, I tried to kill myself when that same feeling of peace washed […]

By |September 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Mindful Journey

Many people discover “mindfulness” when they are in some sort of pain, be it physical or emotional.Mindfulness has long been taught to cancer victims and those with chronic pain but it has also been a savior for those suffering from anxiety, depression, grief and trauma.

Several years ago I was broken, I had lost all self […]

By |July 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|2 Comments

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

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

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|3 Comments

Meds to Mindfulness

My journey begins in 1982 when I was involved in a horrific truck accident. Physical injuries were substantial but nothing compared to fifteen years of mental suffering. I was diagnosed with manic-depressive illness and health professionals told me that I would never be cured, that I would have to take medication for the rest of […]

By |February 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment