Jade Black has an MA in criminology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Her thesis, titled “Exploring Women's Pathways to Recovery,” focused on uncovering various barriers experienced by women in recovery from drug addiction. Jade’s true accomplishments are found in her experiences and how she has utilized them to positively alter her perspective of hardship, drug addiction, recovery, and God's perfect love. Jade lives in Calgary, Alberta with her partner, Ryan, and her Yorkie, Miso. Quiet Mind, Open Heart is Jade’s first published book.