Full Circle Moment
Past struggles become future blessings
Our Beloved Family:
On January 15th, I was in New York for an interview with Megyn Kelly of the TODAY show regarding my new book, The Clarity Cleanse: 12 steps to finding renewed energy, spiritual fulfillment, and emotional healing. I was thrilled that the interview went well, but it wasn’t until I was on my way back to the hotel that it hit me; exactly 33 years earlier on January 15, 1985, I arrived at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with my beloved late brother, Dr. H. Mehrdad Sadeghi. Suddenly, I was overcome with emotion. Many of you are familiar with some of my life struggles that I’ve either shared with you personally, in this newsletter or through my books. Needless to say, there is much I haven’t shared, as well. Taken together, it seemed nearly impossible that someone with my background and challenges would ever be walking out of the Rockefeller Center NBC studios in New York from an interview for his new book, and as a physician, no less. It certainly seemed impossible to that terrified child who spoke no English over three decades ago and yet, there I was.
My gratitude wasn’t specifically about The Clarity Cleanse as much as it was about the book being just one of many ways I’ve been able to be of service to others as a result of the blessings that have come along throughout my life.
My gratitude wasn’t specifically about The Clarity Cleanse as much as it was about the book being just one of many ways I’ve been able to be of service to others as a result of the blessings that have come along throughout my life. Anyone who has struggled in their own way understands the intense desire to help others in similar circumstances once they are able to do so, and the great satisfaction that comes from doing that. It provides its own special kind of healing once the dark times have passed. For me, that has been taking the leap with my wife, Sherry, and establishing the Be Hive of Healing Integrative Medical Center and Happy Kids Dental Planet in Agoura Hills, CA. In private practice, we can define holistic care on our own terms and provide people with the kind of experience we would want as patients. It’s been having the ability to help others through my first book, WiTHIN: a spiritual journey to love and weight loss, publishing the wellness journal, MegaZEN, now in its sixth year, co-founding the Love Button Global Movement with Sherry to increase loving connection within local and global communities, mentoring couples to deepen their commitment to each other in our Couples Transformational Intensive workshops, and mentoring corporate and creative executives to realize their full potential.
Nobody accomplishes anything like this without a lot of help, and much of my gratitude was for the people who’ve graced my life over the years and blessed me with their advice, services and assistance. Some like to say that to accomplish anything of significance it takes a village; in my case it took a whole army. The generous family at goop has been particularly important in this most recent success, first by inviting me to be one of the first authors published under their new imprint, goop Grand Central Life & Style, and then by supporting and arranging highly successful launches at D.C. Moore Gallery in New York and goop Lab in Brentwood, where Gwyneth Paltrow was kind enough to host the affair. While I can’t thank everyone who has helped me individually here, you know who you are. Please understand that I send you my deepest love and appreciation as you read this. Having started life from such a position of humility, I have held the intention of being of service to others, and I thank you for helping me answer the call to be used by life in such an important way.
After a quick podcast about The Clarity Cleanse with Pardon My French, upon my return to Los Angeles yet another blessing found me, a message from my literary agent announcing that the book had risen from #1716 on Amazon.com to the #2 bestselling book across all categories! I owe it all to some of the greatest blessings of my life; I owe it to all of YOU! God Bless You. Thank You. Peace. Be Still.
If time is a challenge for you, consider listening to The Clarity Cleanse on audiobook while you’re on the treadmill at the gym, during your daily commute or somewhere else.