Finding Healing from Mental Illness

Can someone get better from a mental illness? Even a severe one or one they’ve had for many years? If so, what does that even mean and look like?
Our mission is to learn and share the most helpful & up to date information about mental illness / emotional distress, what contributes to it, and what has been shown to help people heal from it for the long term (rather than just managing symptoms). Here’s how!
Mindweather 101
Explore creative ways to work with painful thoughts and emotions

A course for those feeling tormented by their own minds.​

Sustainable Relief
Is it even possible with serious challenges? Join the conversation
Brain Changeability
Come explore what it means for restoring emotional wellness
(Stop) Fighting the Mind
How forcing the mind can make things worse....and what to do instead.

Come explore a gentle way to move the mind in another direction.  

Long-term Recovery
Is it time to aim for something more than coping or managing?
Painful Thoughts
Are thoughts or emotions driving you crazy?

Come hear about another way to work with mental experience in a way that reduces its power over us. 

Scientifically-Grounded (But Fun!) Education

Undergirding each class are reviews of literally hundreds of research studies. 

High-quality, Powerful Video Lessons

Sit back and enjoy expert guidance that will help guide you in the development of a wellness plan specific to your condition.  

Twenty-four Hour, Lifetime Access

No need to follow our schedule – or anyone else’s. Take our classes on your own time and at the pace that makes sense to you!

Risk Factor-Based Recovery Plans

To guide your recovery, explore the spectrum of contributors to mental or physical challenges.

Is it Time to Talk about Sustainable Healing?

We hear about sustainable environmental practices and long-term sustainable community development. How about our personal mental and emotional health?

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Are we adding to people's despair?

Creative ways to work with painful emotion

Want to try something really DIFFERENT?

Class Testimonials

Jacob Hess
Executive Director

With Thomas McConkie, Jacob founded All of Life in 2012. He’s published 13 peer-reviewed articles and 3 books. Jacob is a dreamer with a passion for dialogue and his 3 little boys (and their Mommy) who make sure Daddy smiles at least 9 times a day.

Jason Jacobs
Managing Director

Life is messy, and so is website building. Jason infuses our organization with happy energy and uses his Jedi analytic skills to find stuff that needs tidying up. Favorite pastimes include playing basketball and eating donuts. If you find a mess he missed, let us know.

Lauren Halliday
Outreach Director

Lauren is our design and digital marketing guru who enjoys yoga, the National Geographic channel, and beach weather. She has a wisdom beyond her years – and loves action movies almost as much as her husband Dan. They also just adopted a new Golden Retriever puppy, Murphy!

Shweta Choukiker
Technical Director

If the website looks good, it’s all Shweta’s fault! She is a self independent girl from Indore, India – and has been hugely indispensable in literally hundreds of crucial website details. Her hobby is reading books – with an ultimate life aim to be a great and respected person.

Dan Hess
Videography Director

A lover of all things Star Wars, Daniel graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in film. Second only to Jason, Dan is the funniest guy you’ll ever meet. His primary interest is to create media that is original, uplifting, and motivational.

Steph Ogden
Coaching Director

Steph is a seasoned coach who leads our Mindweather coaching efforts. In addition to being a fabulous Mom of 4 kiddos, she is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) – and soon to be an Applied Behavior Analyst (ABA). She loves to play the guitar and travel to experience the beauty that all-of-life has to offer.

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All of Life Publications:

Our work was sparked from several lines of narrative inquiry in the area of mental health.

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