Hi, I’m Ryan.
I’m fascinated by ancient solutions to modern problems.
I’m a digital marketer who recently recovered from childhood trauma.
After working in social media for Disney, Machinima, and many tech startups to help spread their stories, I have decided to use my skills to further my mission: helping others heal. Whether it’s recovery from PTSD, depression, anxiety, and trauma, everyone can benefit from the knowledge I’ve gained in the past few years.
To heal my complex post traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) I went against traditional health advice. I sought the wisdom of sound healers, and connected with some of the best breathworkers and meditation leaders in the world. To build myself back up, I experimented with psychedelic, plant-based medicine on the bleeding edge of mental health, attended emotional balance workshops endorsed by the Dalai Lama, and met with modern-day shamans.
I conversed with the legendary Buddhist trained monk Jack Kornfield, learned Vipassana meditation with Mingyur Rinpoche, studied Pranayama breathwork meditation under David Elliott, and worked with sound healers who liberated my body with Tibetan singing bowls.
My previous career prepared me very well for this path. My first book, The Influencer Economy: How to Launch Your Idea, Share it With the World, and Thrive in the Digital Age, detailed the emerging economy of social media influencers that dominate our culture today. I have interviewed media personalities such as Larry King, Seth Godin, Jemele Hill, and Willie Geist.
I’ll be writing bi-monthly articles, publishing podcasts, and hosting workshops on healing, recovery, and the root causes of pain. Twice a month, I send out one personal story of healing. Sign up for two stories per month, that’s it.