He is a Minnesota farm-boy who had to learn about mental health and recovery to deal with his own depression and alcoholism. He worked for many years in mental health services--seventeen years as director of a residential facility for mentally ill adults.
He has authored 2 books, "In Pursuit of Joy", and "The Mindful Lifestyle".
He currently lives in central Minnesota on a small farm with his wife Tammy.
In Pursuit of Joy
Memoir, spirituality, psychology
"In Pursuit of Joy is one of the most compelling books I have read in the last ten years. Gary Green tells his own deeply moving story of a journey from depression and alcohol problems to a life of peace with himself and the world. Although this is one man's story, it applies to any of us who have ever felt alone with our problems, that we are unlovable in some way, and that there is no way out of the maze. Mr. Green shares the different paths that eventually led him out of his own maze, ranging from the philosophical to the psychological to the spiritual, never preaching, but always inviting people to find their own way to lead a richer, more joyful life. This book speaks directly to the heart of the matter and, uniquely, to the heart of the reader. If Mr. Green, a self-described 'regular guy,' can recover his life, maybe we all can."
The Mindful Lifestyle
health & fitness, spirituality, mindfulness
The self-help and inspirational book The Mindful Lifestyle describes mindfulness practices in detail, with the idea that everyone can benefit by learning and practicing mindfulness meditation.
Many examples and exercises are provided. While it is a small and concise book, it covers all aspects of mindfulness in an easy to understand way, and suggests that meditation can be more than a practice one does a few minutes a day. It can be a lifestyle choice.