As I continued down my path of healing, I began to question the assumptions on which my education was built.
- Is my crappy mood just a neurotransmitter imbalance?
- Is my body just a calorie-burning machine?
- Are my beliefs even really “mine” or the conditioning I received?
I realized there’s a big hole in the western biomedical approach to health and wellbeing. It disconnects the mind and body. It treats everything as a machine to be programmed, manipulated, and drugged. It is incomplete and reductionist.
I’m totally in favor of Western medicine to treat acute diseases. But when it comes to chronic ailments – body pain, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, anxiety, burnout, etc. – we need a more comprehensive approach.
Lifestyle is medicine. Food is medicine. Sleep and social support are medicine.
I wanted a more comprehensive grounding to inform everything science had to say about healthy living. As a result, I was drawn to the eastern spiritual traditions during my time living in Malaysia and Hong Kong (where I spent 4 years studying Buddhism at the University of Hong Kong).
The gift I received was access to ancient wisdom on living well.
My Masters in Mind & Brain Education at Harvard University allowed me to further integrate the technology of mind and body — applying biology, psychology, and eastern spirituality to health, fitness, and personal development.
I wanted a framework that was built on a solid foundation of a lifelong practice that results in sustainable wellness. This meant integrating the best of East and West, science and spirituality, mind and body.
The old stories and methods were no longer adequate. I had to redefine what it means to be a healthy and highly evolved man in today’s world.
I want to help you do the same.