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Book details
  • Genre:BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • SubGenre:Inspiration & Personal Growth
  • Language:English
  • Pages:146
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667878690

Let This Be a Lesson for You

Thoughts About Inner Peace

by Michael Schoenhofer

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Overview
Author and mental health professional, Michael Schoenhofer, celebrates nearly ten years of blogging with a book benefiting mental health efforts in Ohio. This collection offers Michael's best articles, never-before- published speeches, and accompanying illustrations from a decade of seeking mindfulness, wellness, and peace. Readers will find this poignant compilation entertaining, grounding, and motivating on their wellness journeys. Whether you're a longtime fan who has read Michael's blog posts as they were published or a new enthusiast of mindfulness practices looking for veteran guidance, Let This Be a Lesson for You: Thoughts About Inner Peace will entertain and guide you in your search for inner peace.
Description
Discover the best of the Overflow blog! Author and mental health professional, Michael Schoenhofer, celebrates nearly ten years of blogging with a book benefiting mental health efforts in Ohio. This collection offers Michael's best articles, never-before- published speeches, and accompanying illustrations from a decade of seeking mindfulness, wellness, and peace. From his first days blogging about mindfulness practices to the prose- filled meditations on anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael takes readers through anecdotes and self-discoveries that help us understand our own minds and wellness journeys. Readers will find this poignant compilation entertaining, grounding, and motivating on their wellness journeys. Whether you're a longtime fan who has read Michael's blog posts as they were published or a new enthusiast of mindfulness practices looking for veteran guidance, Let This Be a Lesson for You: Thoughts About Inner Peace will entertain and guide you in your search for inner peace. Michael Schoenhofer is the author of Stumbling Into Happiness: A Catholic Priest Finds True Love in Wild Places and a retired mental health professional of 25 years. He lives in Lima, Ohio, with his wife. After years of publishing his illustrated blog, Overflow, at www.overflow.care, he has published a collection of blog posts through the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin Counties, with proceeds supporting local mental health programs. In addition to his professional writing, he is a contributor to The Lima News. Michael is a sought-after speaker on optimism, mindfulness, and maintaining wellbeing in difficult circumstances.
About the author
Michael Schoenhofer enjoyed a varied career that included living abroad for over ten years. After graduating with a degree in Psychology from St. Meinrad College, he spent the next four years studying theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, graduating with an MA in Theology. He was ordained as a priest in 1977 for the Catholic Diocese of Toledo. He spent the next five years in parish work and then, in 1984, went to Zimbabwe as a member of the first team in the Mission of Accompaniment. He lived among the Tonga people from 1984 to 1989. He returned to the USA, married, and started a family. He worked in foster care, graduated from The Ohio State University with an MSW, and then began working at the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board for the next 25 years, from 1994 to 2019, serving as the Executive Director for 19 of those years. He began writing and illustrating a blog in 2012 and published a Memoir, Stumbling into Happiness, in 2017. He is currently retired, traveling, and continues to write and illustrate.