Book I am reading: Be Here Now by Ram Dass
After hundreds of psilocybin trips, being a Harvard psychologist, an adventure in India and finding a guru named Maharaj, Ram Dass (formerly Richard Alpert) became a spiritual teacher in America. This book is a description of his spiritual journey and acts as a “how to” playbook for developing your spiritual practices. Ram Dass also has a podcast which offers recordings of his old teachings that I have been enjoying as well. Check them out here.
Video series I am recommending: 5 Pillars of Chronic Disease
Last week, I completed a six episode video series on the five types of changes to your body function that lead to 80% of the deaths in the United States. The five changes include; chronic inflammation, increased stress hormones, insulin resistance, decreased sex hormone binding globulin and decreased immune function. Each of these conditions is discussed in detail throughout the video series including holistic strategies to help eliminate chronic lifestyle disease. Click on the link above to check them out and make sure to subscribe to the channel for the latest updates!
Quote I am loving: “Cosmic humor, especially about your own predicament is an important part of your journey.” ~ Ram Dass in “Be Here Now”
This week, after obsessing over something that was not very important, I really needed to hear the above message. I believe that one of the best strategies for having a good relationship with yourself is having a sense of humor. You must be able to laugh at yourself. It always seems that the people who can find their own thoughts and actions hilarious, are having the most fun. This week, don’t take yourself too seriously. Find the humor in your daily life and enjoy the inherent relaxation associated with this practice
Have a kick ass week everyone!
Dr. Devin Shea, DC