The following personal stories are from people whose lives have been touched by mindfulness. If you would like to share your story, please contact us.
Sep 20, 2016
Raised in an abusive home, John Rogers struggled with his feelings of resentment and anger for years. “My first 22 years of life were hell,” he says, reflecting on his childhood growing up with an alcoholic mother. Leaving home at age 13, he had his own challenges and...read more
Jun 15, 2016
I’ve lived with anxiety and depression for many years. After being prescribed medication by a psychiatrist, I did get better for a while but it also made me more anxious. I was worried about possible side effects and being on medication for the rest of my life. I knew...read more
May 5, 2016
Like many, I had heard about mindfulness and knew a little about meditation. But I freely admit that I was a skeptic. I thought it was airy-fairy and the stuff of beads, granola and West Coast hippy-dippy culture. As a physician, I knew very little about its use to...read more