DEAD SET ON LIVING
Making the Difficult but Beautiful Journey from F#*king Up to Waking Up
In Dead Set on Living Chris Grosso invites us to sit in on conversations with beloved luminaries and bestselling authors such as Ram Daas, Lissa Rankin, Noah Levine, JP Sears, Kevin Wilber and Sharon Salzberg, to discover why people return to self-defeating behaviors—drugs, alcohol, unhealthy eating, sex, media, shopping—and how they can recover, heal, and thrive.
There are hundreds of great books about recovery, but not one about what it’s like to relapse and recover again comprised of no-holds-barred conversations and practices that readers can carry with them through any circumstance. DEAD SET ON LIVING is essential reading for anyone seeking a path to healing through adversity, understanding the human condition, and rebuilding relationships after promises have been broken.
In his recovery from drugs and alcohol, Chris Grosso has stumbled, staggered, and started all over again. As the self-proclaimed Indie Spiritualist—Beyond Words and Sounds True author and podcaster exploring spirituality often within the context of sobriety—Chris has genuine relationships with beloved luminaries and bestselling authors from Ram Dass to Gabor Mate, Lissa Rankin to Noah Levine, J. Ivy to J.P. Sears, Ken Wilber to Sharon Salzberg, so he went to them for answers about why we repeat mistakes in our lives, even when we know these actions will harm us and the ones we love. He then sought out other spiritual teachers, psychologists, doctors, artists, skaters, and more, asking the hard questions that addicts and the people near them grapple with. He received answers that may surprise or even shock, but will definitely enlighten.
In DEAD SET ON LIVING Chris invites us to sit in on these conversations to discover why people return to self-defeating behaviors—drugs, alcohol, unhealthy eating, sex, media, shopping—and how they can recover, heal, and thrive. He then goes a step further, bringing readers who have suffered the consequences of any kind of addiction—their own or that of a loved one—into the discussion by sharing the practices that have taught him to be more loving, compassionate, and forgiving with himself as well as new meditation and healing techniques he learned while speaking with the contributors for the book.
Chris Grosso is a public speaker, writer, spiritual director of Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited and author of Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality (Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster), Everything Mind: WhatI’ve Learned About Hard Knocks, and Spiritual Awakening and the Mind-Blowing Truth of it All (Sounds True). He writes for ORIGIN Magazine, Huffington Post, and Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine, and has spoken and performed at Wanderlust Festival, Celebrate Your Life, Yoga Journal Conference, Sedona World Wisdom Days, Kripalu, SunValley Wellness Festival, and more.
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