Join WCMI for our holiday Drinks with Shrinks event scheduled December 11th at 4:45pm. The topic will be self-care with a talk by Dr. Rae Oser on how to effectively care for ourselves durin the pandemic. After, renowned comedian Swami Beyondananda — will be joining us after the event for a free set.
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About Dr. Rae Oser:
Rae Oser, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and current director of wellness and leadership development at a healthcare organization. She is particularly interested in how a culture of self-care can be built and maintained, both within in the home as well as within companies. She was born and raised in Michigan, has two teenage daughters, and does her best to practice self-compassion as she tries to juggle the demands of daily life.
About Swami Beyondananda:
Steve Bhaerman is an internationally known author, humorist, and workshop leader. For the past 33 years, he has written and performed as Swami Beyondananda, the “Cosmic Comic.” Swami’s comedy has been called “irreverently uplifting” and has been described both as “comedy disguised as wisdom” and “wisdom disguised as comedy.”
As the Swami, Steve is the author of Driving Your Own Karma (1989), When You See a Sacred Cow, Milk It For All It’s Worth (1993), Duck Soup for the Soul (1999) and Swami for Precedent: A 7-Step Plan to Heal the Body Politic and Cure Electile Dysfunction (2004).
In his “past life” (before Swami), Steve started an alternative high school in Washington, D.C. and co-authored a book about his experiences, No Particular Place to Go: Making of a Free High School. A political science major, he later taught history to autoworkers at Wayne State University in Detroit as part of the Weekend College. In 1980, Steve co-founded Pathways Magazine in Ann Arbor, Michigan, one of the first publications bringing together holistic health, personal growth, spirituality, and politics. Subsequent to Pathways, Steve was a freelance writer and co-author with Don McMillan of Friends and Lovers: How to Meet the People You Want to Meet (Writer’s Digest Books, 1986).
Since 2005, Steve has written a political blog with a spiritual perspective, Notes From the Trail, hailed as an encouraging voice “in the bewilderness.” His latest book, written with cellular biologist Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here (Hay House, 2009). Steve is active in transpartisan politics and the practical application of Spontaneous Evolution. He can be found online at www.wakeuplaughing.com
Click below to view a sample of Swami Beyondananda’s work