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Mark Zabawa takes a very simple approach to staying positive - looking for the positive side in every situation. He has two books out: A Restful Mind — Daily Meditations for
Enhancing Mental Health (Hazelden) and Living With Chronic Pain One Day
at a Time (Freedom Enterprises), and in both, tries to help readiers achieve a better
outlook, even when life is difficult.
is involved with a number of
charitable organizations, including NAMI (the National Alliance on
Mental Illness), S.A.V.E. Suicide Awareness and the Minnesota
Association of Community Mental Health Programs.
from mental illness is a process,” he continues. "It means taking care
of ourselves each and every day — spiritually, emotionally, and
physically. It means actively working towards change. A Restful Mind is a
testament to experience, strength, and hope.” Its daily meditations
speak to all of us, regardless of our diagnosis.
The book is easy to use. Each daily meditation takes only a few minutes to go through and helps start (or end) the day on a positive note. It sounds cheesy, but it really does help the day go better when you practice starting with a little positive note.
Zabawa has a degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling and Human
Services (A.A.S.) and he has worked at Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Chronic Pain Program as a patient monitor and counselor for 10 years. He
has had appearances on Knowledge for Wellness, Channel 6, and he's been
a Guest Speaker on C.H.U.M. Live Radio Show in Canada.