Ian had a loving childhood in a large family yet always struggled with managing his emotions from an early age, convinced he was broken and mentally ill.

He discovered the 3 principles in May 2019 when joining A Slice of Happiness following a period of homelessness caused by poor mental health with diagnosed conditions, and addiction.

It took a while to really appreciate the understanding, as he was overcomplicating his insights initially.

In 2020 and more so in 2021 the understanding has felt like an absolute revelation guiding him through his grief when he lost both of his parents and held him by the love uncovered from looking inside.

Since Jan 2021 he has volunteered for A Slice of Happiness, becoming an employed facilitator in August 2021.

Ian Shaw