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Shannon Harvey is a devoted wife, mother and award winning health journalist and filmmaker, on a mission to inform, empower and inspire people to make long-lasting health changes in their life.
Shannon herself has battled her own health problems - being diagnosed with the auto-immune disease 'Lupus' several years ago. This led her to research and produce the documentary film 'The Connection'.
While Shannon found plenty of recommendations on diet, sleep and exercise, discovering equivalent offerings to help the mind was more illusive, which prompted Shannon to look closely at the potential benefits of mindfulness and her most recent project the film 'My year of living mindfully'. During the making of this documentary Shannon embarked on a 365 day experiment that has turned in to over a 1000 days of devoted practice.
In this interview Shannon shares what motivated her to make the film, her experience with vulnerability and how she believes vulnerability teaches us how to suffer better (as does mindfulness), which is an unavoidable part of being human.
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