Chris Grosso is an author and speaker best known for his book "Dead Set on Living."
ep44 - Chris Grosso. is an author and speaker best known for his book "Dead Set on Living" which is revered as one of the top 5 addiction books of all time. and I love the sub title "on making the difficult but beautiful journey from fucking up to waking up."  
If you’ve ever wanted to overcome addiction or keep from “screwing up” or attacking yourself with your mind then do we have the show for You! Today I’ll be talking with Chris Grosso, writer, speaker, author of The Indie Spiritualist and Everything Mind, host of The Indie Spiritualist Podcast and the author of a brilliant new read, Dead Set on Living. And that’s just what I want to talk with him about today, about Making the Difficult But Beautiful Journey from F-ing Up to Waking Up. Dead Set On Living Self-Improvement and Self-Help Topics Include: What happened to Chris Grosso since our last interview? What’s the importance of moving past the “if only” mindset? What’s the importance of letting go of shame? What is the “RAIN” practice to help you let go? What’s “the primary problem” according to Gabor Mate? What does the law of attraction have to do with spiritual puberty? What can we learn from Lissa Rankin and “God is Not Your B*tch”? What does Tosha Silver teach about surrendering to the divine? What does Tosha mean about the next phase of your soul’s journey? How do we take away shame and judgment? What does Ram Dass mean about loving awareness? What does Sharon Salzberg mean about a happiness that isn’t going to shatter? How can we forgive ourselves after we’ve screwed up? What’s the value of a loving kindness meditation? What can we learn from J Ivy about forgiveness How do we write to help ourselves? What’s the importance of gratitude and how do we use it? How to keep from self-sabotage? What are clues you might be slipping? How do you put a protective net in place against negativity??? What’s the importance of self-compassion and being gentle with yourself? For more info visit: And for free meditations, weekly tips, stories and similar shows visit:  And to support the show and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access, visit: 
Today's author interview is with Chris Grosso, author of Dead Set on Living: Making the Difficult but Beautiful Journey from F#*king Up to Waking Up. Chris Grosso invites us to sit in on conversations with beloved luminaries and bestselling authors such as Ram Dass, Lissa Rankin, Noah Levine, Gabor Mate, and Sharon Salzberg to discover why people return to self-defeating behaviors—drugs, alcohol, unhealthy eating, sex, media—and how they can recover, heal, and thrive. In his recovery from drugs and alcohol, Chris Grosso has stumbled, staggered, and started all over again. In an effort to understand why he relapses, and why many of us return to the myriad of other self-defeating behaviors despite our better judgment, he went to bestselling authors, spiritual teachers, psychologists, doctors, and more, and asked them why we tend to repeat mistakes in our lives, even when we know these actions will harm us and the ones we love. In Dead Set on Living, Chris shares these intimate conversations and 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 through his journey. Unabashedly honest and inspiring, Dead Set on Living is essential reading for anyone seeking a path towards triumph over adversity, understanding the human condition, and rebuilding relationships after promises have been broken. Chris Grosso is a public speaker, writer, recovering addict, spiritual director, and author of Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality (Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster) and Everything Mind: What I’ve Learned About Hard Knocks, Spiritual Awakening and the Mind-Blowing Truth of it All (Sounds True, Oct. 2015). He writes for ORIGIN Magazine, Huffington Post, and Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine, and has spoken and performed at Wanderlust Festival, Yoga Journal Conference, Sedona World Wisdom Days, Kripalu, and more. A self-taught musician, Chris has been writing, recording, and touring since the mid-90s. He 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, 12-step meetings, hospitals, conferences, and festivals worldwide. He is a member of the advisory board for Drugs over Dinner. Thanks to our sponsors: ______ ______ ______
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Jun 3rd, 1978
West Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
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2 hours, 43 minutes