Author + Podcast Host
Chris Grosso is a youth mental health group facilitator with Newport Academy, public speaker, writer, and author of Indie Spiritualist (Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster, 2014), Everything Mind (Sounds True, 2105) and Dead Set On Living (Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books, 2018). He writes for Revolver Magazine, ORIGIN Magazine, Suicide Girls, Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine, and Huffington Post, and has spoken and performed at Wanderlust Festival, Celebrate Your Life, Yoga Journal Conference, Sedona World Wisdom Days, Kripalu, Sun Valley Wellness Festival, and more.
Chris is passionate about his work with people who are in the process of healing or struggling with addictions of all kinds. He speaks and leads groups in detoxes, yoga studios, rehabs, youth centers, hospitals, conferences, and festivals worldwide. He is a member of the advisory board for Drugs over Dinner, hosts The Indie Spiritualist Podcast on Ram Dass’s esteemed Be Here Now Network and is a member of The Evolutionary Leaders.
His work has been endorsed by a diverse mix of celebrated individuals including Jeff Bridges, Ram Dass, Tony Hawk, Bam Margera, Sharon Salzberg, Alex Grey, Richard Rohr, MC Yogi, Tara Brach, Ken Wilber, Jack Kornfield, Andrew Harvey, Lama Surya Das, Dr. Lissa Rankin, Bernie Siegel, Robert Thurman, Treach (Naughty By Nature), don Miguel Ruiz Jr., and more.
Chris Grosso is a public speaker, writer, podcaster, and highly acclaimed author of Indie Spiritualist, Everything Mind and Dead Set On Living.
Half spiritual teacher, half recovering addict, Chris has dedicated his life to sharing powerful and profound insights from his own remarkable recovery from addiction and how they helped him find truth.
Host of the popular Indie Spiritualist Podcast on Ram Dass’s esteemed Be Here Now Network, he regularly interviews sports stars, celebrities, and spiritual teachers alike on everything to do with living a more compassionate, fulfilling, purpose-driven life.
His work has been endorsed by a diverse mix of celebrated individuals including Jeff Bridges, Ram Dass, Tony Hawk, Bam Margera, Sharon Salzberg, Alex Grey, Richard Rohr, MC Yogi, Tara Brach, Ken Wilber, Jack Kornfield, Andrew Harvey, Lama Surya Das, Dr. Lissa Rankin, Bernie Siegel, Robert Thurman, don Miguel Ruiz Jr., and more. ⭐
In this week’s episode we explored:
– His addictions and journey to recovery
– How learning about addiction helps everyone live a better life
– What aspects of spirituality helped him the most
– What he thinks is total BS
– Hanging out with Ram Dass
– What meeting legendary therapist Gabor Mate was like
– How to support yourself
“That’s what a life is—a flip, a trick. It’s our spirit coming to time. We can showboat. We can be famous. We can discover some incredible thing. We can do some awful thing. Often we’re going to belly flop. We’re going to come into the world, dive into time, look around, be completely perplexed, completely fuck up in every single way, and fall back into the nothingness with a weird look of, like, ‘What the fuck happened?’ on our face. That’s the usual way to do it, and there’s nothing wrong with it.”