Ripple Effects…

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August 31, 2018

Chris Grosso Newport Academy

Beside myself right now in humility and gratitude. I share the following email I just received from an 18 year old girl in no way as ego inflation, but rather, to let you know you truly never know what affect you’re having on others, or how far those ripple effects may go. Just another reason to do your best to be kind, lend a helping hand whenever possible, and be there for others in need. We’re all capable of this regardless of whether it’s teaching a workshop or just being a decent human being in everyday life 🙂

“Hello, I’m not sure if you remember me but I met you at Newport Academy this past January. I have colorful hair and piercings. I remember the first workshop that you came for was when I first got to Newport and I asked you if people told you that you couldn’t achieve your dreams. I don’t remember exactly what your response was but I remember I felt so empowered and even though I was in tears it was the happiest I felt in a long time. I felt like I was worth something. I counted down the days for every other Wednesday. The first day I met you was the day I chose recovery and your words gave me the motivation to keep going even when I didn’t want to. Seeing the dragonfly on the cover of your book reinforced my belief that better times were coming. It meant the world to me. “Dead Set on Living” has changed my life so much. I carry it with me.

You also wrote “we all walk this path together” in the front of my book and if I’m at work or someplace where I can’t pull it out I use that phrase as a mantra and I feel so empowered. You really make me feel like I am not alone and that I can really accomplish my dreams. I would like to thank you for being someone I can look up to. Because of your support (in workshops and in your books) I am working towards my dreams. I am currently enrolled in Community College of Philadelphia. I hope one day to write a book and do workshops and public speaking stuff.

A few hours ago I was having family issues. I was on the train on the way to pick up. To relapse. Your book and my journal were in my bag. I started writing and I read “we all walk this path together” and I looked at the dragonfly. I still wasn’t feeling that great but I googled “Chris Grosso” and saw your recent(ish) recovery 2.0 interview. It inspired me to stay clean. I was able to make the decision to call a friend to pick me up from the train instead of going to buy drugs. I am so grateful for everything you do. You have been the turning point in my recovery and have given me the confidence to do what’s best for me. Thank you so much for everything you do to help others and thank you for inspiring and empowering me!

Live Life,

K”

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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). 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, Celebrate Your Life 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, 12-step meetings, hospitals, conferences, and festivals worldwide. He is a member of the advisory board for Drugs over Dinner.

New Merch!!!

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July 7, 2018

Super excited to have all sort of new goodies including t-shirts, pillows, coffee mugs, prints, pillows, and much more, all available HERE!

IS T-Shirt

HS Phone

DSOL Mug

EM Pillow

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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). 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, Celebrate Your Life 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, 12-step meetings, hospitals, conferences, and festivals worldwide. He is a member of the advisory board for Drugs over Dinner.

Danny Trejo Is An Enigma, Covered In Blood, With A Heart Of Gold- An Interview.

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June 29, 2018

October 15th, 2010. How does one write an introduction about spending an hour of his life interviewing Danny Trejo? I definitely don’t want to blow up Danny’s spot, but underneath the rugged exterior, he is an extremely compassionate person. Besides being on of the most feared bad guys in cinema history, he is also a humanitarian, dedicating countless hours to speaking with people (especially youth) about drug, alcohol or criminal problems. In his documentary Champion, Danny says he hopes to be remembered as somebody who helped, and after spending the time that I did with him, and seeing his sincereity first hand, I have no doubt in my mind that he will. But enough of the sappy shit. Danny would have probably cut me by now if I was saying this to his face. So without further ado…

The Danny Trejo Interview

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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). 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, Celebrate Your Life 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, 12-step meetings, hospitals, conferences, and festivals worldwide. He is a member of the advisory board for Drugs over Dinner.

This Place Is Death- An Interview With Chino Moreno of The Deftones

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June 13, 2018

12:30pm, Tuesday March 15th. I lay in bed with a nasty fever as I receive a call from the Deftones publicist letting me know Chino would be available for an interview at 3:30 that day. I knew I had an upcoming interview with him, but no idea it would be that soon, so needless to say, I was not completely prepared. Luckily, I, along with some close friends (who also love the Deftones) were able to come up with a quick interview in the short time we had! My gratitude goes out to them as well as Chino Moreno for taking the time to do the interview!

The Chino Moreno Interview

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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). 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, Celebrate Your Life 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, 12-step meetings, hospitals, conferences, and festivals worldwide. He is a member of the advisory board for Drugs over Dinner.

David Lynch & Chuck Palahniuk Interviews Now In ORIGIN Magazine

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June 13, 2018
Really psyched that my interview with David Lynch made the cover of the May/June issue of ORIGIN Magazine! Also featured is Part 1 of 2 of my interview with the brilliant author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Choke etc.) available at all Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods and many other stores!

David Lynch Chris Grosso

Chuck Palahniuk Chris Grosso

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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). 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, Celebrate Your Life 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, 12-step meetings, hospitals, conferences, and festivals worldwide. He is a member of the advisory board for Drugs over Dinner.