Pedram Shojai, OMD, is the New York Times bestselling author of The Urban Monk, founder of Well.org, producer of the movies Vitality and Origins, host of The Urban Monk podcast, and author of the forthcoming The Art of Stopping Time. An ordained priest of the Yellow Dragon Monastery in China, he is an acclaimed Qigong master and a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. He lives in Irvine, CA, with his family.
"Pedram offers a fresh and unique perspective on life in the modern
world. He truly is an Urban Monk and his friendly style takes us
all along for the ride. If you deal with stress, time constraints,
and the challenges of a busy life, this book is a must-read."
--Sara Gottfried, MD, author of New York Times bestseller The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet
"We know that the healthcare crisis in the West can't be fixed
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--Mark Hyman, MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for
Functional Medicine, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The
Blood Sugar Solution "Knowing that meditation is good for us
isn't enough. We need to practice it in our daily lives to actually
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--Daniel G. Amen, MD, Founder, Amen Clinics and author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life "Combining modern Western medicine and ancient Eastern wisdom, Dr. Pedram Shojai's cutting-edge, easy-to-implement program helps you burn fat, boost energy, and optimize your life to become an urban monk even in the most stressed-out environment. Can't recommend this one enough!"
--JJ Virgin, New York Times best-selling author, The Virgin Diet and The Virgin Diet Cookbook "Written with page-turning verve, this book integrates ancient Taoist wisdom and modern brain science to offer hundreds of practical ways to feel better and do better right now. Funny, direct, and honest, Pedram Shojai feels like a trusted friend and teacher offering a full package of skillful means."
--Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence "Pedram Shojai will heal your soul and kick your ass all the way to enlightenment."
--Dave Asprey, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Bulletproof Diet