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Mindfulness and Recovery Podcast

Interview on Mental Health News Radio live from from the National Conference on Addiction Disorders From addict, homelessness, and estrangement from family to teacher, Buddhist monk, author, and speaker. John Bruna was the one interview done…

Video of the book launch in Carbondale!

It was a precious gift to be able to launch my book, The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life: The Essence of Mindfulness, in my hometown of Carbondale and be introduced by my wonderful wife Laura Bartels. Here is a video of the talk. John Bruna…

Enjoying life and suffering less

"Overcoming attachment does not mean becoming cold and indifferent. On the contrary, it means learning to have relaxed control over our mind through understanding the real causes of happiness and fulfillment, and this enables us to enjoy life…
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John Bruna interviewed on KDNK

On July 14th, 2016, John Bruna was interviewed by Amy Hadden Marsh on KDNK about his new book, The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life: The Essence of Mindfulness.  The book is set to be released on August 9th and has received many wonderful reviews. The…

Gratitude

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero I'm not sure how one can even begin to measure the value of gratitude in our lives. When we are grateful, we are not discontent, angry,…

Helping others helps yourself

"By helping others, you will learn how to help yourselves." Aung San Suu Kyi Today's inspiration has wisdom on multiple levels. On one level, our direct interactions with others inform us about ourselves. Everything that we know about ourselves,…

Be who you are, where you are.

“Without giving up hope—that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be—we will never relax with where we are or who we are.” - Pema Chödrön How much of the time is our attention focused on somewhere we'd…

Choosing one thought over another

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” - William James In our busy lives we often forget that the real source of our stress is not the things on our to do list. It is how we think about…

The World As We See It

  “What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what kind of a person you are” - C.S. Lewis In the busyness of our day-to-day life, it is easy to forget that the world we experience is…

Expectations ...

"Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today." - Seneca Expectations, as we all know, play a huge role in our lives. We have all experienced disappointment and even despair as a result of expectations.…