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

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|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

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: mindfulmad@gmail.com
Mindfully Yours with Love, Joy & Peace Always! – John Shearer, Mindfulness Master

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

Blog from a Teacher

My name is Hayley Mckenzie and I am a Primary School Teacher of five years. I am writing this letter because I have recently begun learning about and practising meditation and mindfulness, both in my own life and in the classroom. As I have been relief teaching for the last year, I have not had […]

By |March 8th, 2016|Mindful Schools|1 Comment

From Addiction to Writing a Kids Meditation Story

I too have a passion for mindfulness and meditation.  My path started early because my mum is a yoga teacher and my dad was trying various meditations when I was a child. I was introduced to those techniques at a young age.

However, life happened and I went off track. I started drinking as a teenager […]

By |December 13th, 2015|Inspiring Stories|0 Comments