My guest to day is John Haines, author of In Search of Simplicity. Compared to the Celestine Prophecy, In Search of simplicity is Haines search for spiritual Transformation
Until You Walk the Path, You Don't Know Where it Goes
Date / Time: 4/12/2009 5:00 PM eastern
Call-in Number: (347) 324-3745
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In Search of Simplicity is the extraordinary story of an ordinary man, told with a blend of humor, penetrating insight and adventure. The book is no mere travel saga. It is an adventure into the very heart of life that leaves every reader transformed. There is a message of ecological oneness and of the unity that exists at the core of all religions and beliefs. There is a message of hope and personal healing and finding one’s personal mission in life. And the story is all the more real because it is true and is tempered with sometimes humorous incidents and flashbacks to earlier times in the author’s life.
John Haines was born in Niagara Falls , Ontario . He now lives with his family in New Zealand ’s lightly populated and stunning subtropical Far North. He’s lived in The Netherlands (twice), Saudi Arabia , Australia , New Mexico and Arizona , together with his first 25 years in Ontario , Canada . He met his beautiful Dutch wife Lucia in India during an 11 month period in the Himalayas .
John Haines is living the simple life he sought, as he describes in his recently released book, In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives. He is currently writing a sequel to the aforementioned book, another book on natural health and he's creating an anthology of inspiring sound workers. John Haines’ popular weekly radio program, Voices from the North, simultaneously carried on radio and cable TV, involves one hour interviews with people from all walks of life. John’s intention on the program is to inform, educate, entertain and inspire the public.
He teaches nutrition at a community college and helps coordinate a Complementary Therapies program at the same college. He offers workshops (he calls them Playshops) in yoga, voice, sound and expression for the Far North community and beyond. He writes on demand for local newspapers, relieves when needed in the public library, and grows healthy and abundant organic fruits and vegetables for his family. John is a singer/songwriter who has recorded three peace songs while living in the Netherlands .
Earlier in life he lived a self sufficient permaculture-based lifestyle in New Mexico , working with solar power and simple hand-made solar technology. He converted a seven hectare subtropical fruit orchard to organics at the top of New Zealand ’s South Island and he and his wife developed and ran a Natural Health Retreat Centre in New Zealand ’s Far North.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McMaster University in Hamilton , Ontario and an MBA from York University in Toronto , Ontario , and is a qualified tea