The Good Life – Jesse Dylan
Written by : managing editor
Category : books
Whether you’re new to the notion and practices of holistic medicine and body/mind/spirit consciousness, or a forty-year veteran, Jesse Dylan’s new book, The Good Life, deserves a place in your library.
It is a comprehensive, clear, and highly accessible selection of fundamental wisdoms that promote personal health, happiness, and peace. Filled with personal stories, as well as valuable understanding, The Good Life is a smartly written, smooth, enjoyable read. From “Healing Through Joy” to “Increasing Vitality at Every Age,” to “Learning to Forgive” (and twelve more chapters), the book reveals the humanity and brilliance of such luminaries as Dr. Michael Roizen (You: Staying Young and You: The Owner’s Manual), Lynne McTaggart (The Field), Dr. Bernie Siegel (Love, Medicine & Miracles) Dr. Joan Borysenko (Minding the Body, Mending the Mind), Jim MacLaren (Choose Living Foundation), and Bob Proctor (You Were Born Rich/Law of Attraction expert), among others. In the Introduction, Dylan shares a bit of his own story of personal transformation. At this time of ever-expanding awakening, The Good Life will serve its readers as a strong foundation for understanding and growth.
The story of Dylan’s own journey from famous rock and roll radio jock to holistic health and wellness author and broadcaster – the subtext of The Good Life – reflects how our greatest difficulties can provide the seeds for our transformation, rebirth, and new meaning. Named one of the top five radio personalities in the world, few people might imagine how painful and disrupted Dylan’s own childhood was.
Dylan’s father was a successful broadcaster of the 1960s who was swept up in the swinging Hollywood party circuit. As he became lost in alcohol, Dylan and his six siblings struggled to cope with life. Various substances found their way into their lives. Dylan admits, “It seems like I screwed up absolutely everything possible by the age of fifteen.”
While Dylan was in high school, his father was incapacitated in a serious car accident and Dylan’s life changed. In a visionary moment, he saw a rope dangling from the clouds and he felt the message: “Grab on here.” Dylan instantly changed his own prodigal ways and dove into doing everything he could to help his mother raise his younger brothers and sisters. He took jobs to help support the family, and over the years he even grew closer to his father, discovering great gifts in the adversity he too had faced.
Dylan eventually followed his father into broadcasting, landing his first radio job in his teens and quickly distinguishing himself in the industry as a fast-talking zany-humored jock on popular FM rock and roll radio. He was becoming disenchanted with how corporate greed was sucking the creativity out of broadcasting. The last straw happened for Dylan when his host station mishandled a Christmas promotion during the 1990s. Jesse resolved to find a better fit for his talents through a new path and a new morality.
He had become interested in holistic medicine and had begun training and competing in triathlons. While competing in the 1997 world triathlon championships in Nice, France, as a member of the national team, he had what he calls “an epiphany to build a health and lifestyle broadcast network.” This visionary breakthrough led him to create The Good Life with Jesse Dylan, the flagship health and lifestyle show on Sirius Satellite Radio (Jesse Dylan’s The Good Life radio program is moving to CBS first quarter 2009). During the program’s first decade, Dylan interviewed the world’s most prominent authors, researchers and speakers in physical wellness, mental health, and spiritual teaching, and it is this material conveyed through the lens of Dylan’s own life experience that forms the substance of The Good Life book.
To get a sample of his work check out Jesse Dylan’s 10 Tips for Staying Healthy & Well In Times of Stress and Uncertainty. You can purchase the book The Good Life at Amazon.com