I decided to go to Michael Simonson’s workshop because I was seeking more peace and harmony in my life. Prior to the December 2011 workshop in New Hampshire, I was experiencing increasing anxiety as I juggled myself between my many roles as husband, Father of three, City of New York Firefighter, and construction business owner.

 

I found myself worrying all the time about our finances, and felt powerless about the constant arguing that filled our home. In addition I felt guilt that I wasn’t able to spend more time with my girls, ages 15, 12, and 7.  I wanted desperately a change in my life for the benefit of my family and myself.

 

Following a short conversation and light meditation that Michael had with me the evening prior to the workshop, I felt like I had already received my money’s worth. I went to sleep that night amazed at how much I had already benefited. After the 6 1/2 hour drive home, I returned to the same life I had always had yet had a feeling of complete calm within me. It reminded me of the feeling you get when you just cleaned out your garage and got rid of all the unwanted junk. I now carry this feeling wherever I go.

 

Kevin, New York City Firefighter and Father