The purpose of this book is to present several simple yet fundamental principles I have learned over the last fifty years of working to improve my own mental health and well-being. The book is divided into two parts: teaching and sources. The first part—teaching—will be short, and its style lean, primarily to facilitate easy reading and absorption of the material. The second part—sources—will be more academic in style yet still relatively lean, intended for those interested in the source material for the teaching portion of the book. The first part of the book may be read by itself without reading the second part for anyone primarily interested in a very short, very direct account of the principles of the teaching.
About the Author
Gary Bryant is an ordained priest in the Orthodox Catholic Church, a hospice chaplain with experience and education in business, psychology, philosophy, theology, religious studies, library science, addictions counseling, and hospital chaplaincy. He has investigated the subject of well being for over fifty years with thirty years experience in an organized spiritual school.
Gary is past President and the first Treasurer of the Prometheus Society, former membership officer of the Triple Nine Society, former associate member of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (ISPE), former member of Intertel, former lifetime member of Mensa, and a current member of the on line Four Sigma Society.
He enjoys participating in athletic activities with his wife, with whom he resides in the Houston metro area.
Gary is currently organizing a group interested in exploring further the topic of well being. Those desiring to participate in the group may contact Gary through Balboa Press or on his facebook page.