Participating in psychedelic ceremonies with shamans from the Amazon. Diving head-first into rituals at Burning Man. Flying across the world to work with spiritual gurus in Bali.

These were never on Doug Cartwright’s radar as “must-have” experiences, but when you’re a twenty-something ex-Mormon, ex-millionaire living deeply unfulfilled after doing everything you were “supposed to,” you start searching for a normal reality far from your original version.

This book is Doug’s story, a psychedelic journey into meditation, silent retreats, astrophysics, neuroscience, philosophy, and all forms of self-healing. It’s how he found the purpose of life, realized his mistakes, and built a new reality.  Doug’s story is how he shifted his perspective on life—and it’s how you can learn to shift yours.

In Holy Sh!t, We’re Alive, Doug shows you how to live with intention, trust yourself, and show up every day for a meaningful life. You’ll learn mind-blowing facts and important clues to understand your existence and unique contributions. Self-love can be your superpower. No matter who you are or where you’ve been, this book gives you permission—and motivation—to do the work and throw out the garbage holding you back so you, too, can maximize your human experience.

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Advance Praise of Holy Sh!t We’re Alive:

Inspiring read on how science and spirituality can complement each other to enhance our experience on this planet.
Ozan Varol
Bestselling author of Think Like a Rocket Scientist
Doug is one of the most passionate and intelligent seekers of our generation. For those who are on the same path, this book is a must-read. We can all learn a lot from his journey to speed up our own.
Kristen Ulmer
world-class athlete, author of The Art of Fear
Doug is one of the most enthusiastic magical thinkers I have ever known. Just being around him changes your frequency. Follow what he says, but, most importantly, just follow this guy. He will remind you why unicorns are real.
Biet Simkin
Spiritual teacher, author of Don’t Just Sit There!
Doug Cartwright tells a compelling story of how his life was positively impacted by psychedelic therapy, resulting in a fulfilling life of meaning and purpose.
Rick Doblin, PHD
Founder and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Doug Cartwright has been on a journey. He’s transformed his life, learned to love himself, and found meaning, purpose, and happiness. In this brutally honest and gripping memoir, he will show you how to do the same.
Dr. Benjamin Hardy
Organizational psychologist, author of Willpower Doesn’t Work and Personality Isn’t Permanent
Congratulations! You are now holding in your hand one incredibly and brilliantly alive human’s raw and honest truth. Pay attention to the pieces and chapters that speak to you—because, make no mistake, they are meant to.
Kelsey Wells
Global fitness star and self-empowerment advocate
MEET the author

Doug Cartwright

Doug Cartwright is a speaker, an author, and the CEO and founder of The Daily Shifts, an online company dedicated to inspiring lasting transformation of the mind, body, and soul. 

The Daily Shifts was born from Doug’s personal journey of introspection and healing. Now an app, a masterclass, and a blog, The Daily Shifts has appeared on ABC News, on Spectrum TB, and in Psychology Today, among others.
Visit Doug’s Instagram page, @doug_cartwright, with questions or comments.
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