I Wanna Be Well

I Wanna Be Well

A punk rocker’s guide to finding peace with yourself and the world—even through life's most painful moments.

 

Coming February 2018!

 

“Much in the spirit of Dharma Punx, Get In The Van, or even Please Kill Me, Miguel Chen has done something important with this book. And I’m gonna stop feeling self-conscious about listening to DRI while doing yoga.”

—Zach Blair, guitarist for Rise Against

“What a wonderful book! I can't recommend it enough.”—Chris Grosso, author of Indie Spiritualist

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:07 -- Dana Guth

All Miguel Chen ever wanted was to be happy. Just like everyone else.

But—also like everyone else—he’s suffered. A lot. Running from difficult personal losses—like the deaths of loved ones—was something he did for years, and it got the best of him. Eventually, though, he stopped running and started walking a spiritual path. That might be surprising for a dude in a relentlessly touring punk band (Teenage Bottlerocket), but Miguel quickly found that meditation, mindfulness, and yoga really helped. They allowed him to turn inward, to connect to himself and the world around him. Suddenly, he had found actual happiness.

Miguel’s realistic. He knows it'll never be all sunshine and peaches. And yet, he is (for the most part) at peace with the world and with himself. It shocks even him sometimes. But he’s come to see the interconnectedness of all things, the beauty of life…even the parts that suck.

Each short chapter ends with a hands-on practice that the reader can put into action right away—and each practice offers a distilled “TL;DR” takeaway point.

TL;DR: Miguel Chen shares stories, meditations, and practices that can help us reconnect to each other, ourselves, and the world. They’ve worked for him—they can work for anyone.