Good morning Redding East Rotary,
Day 3 of catching up with the weekly +1 to give you more opportunities to earn points:
The +1 for September 9th was another book – “How to Change Your Mind” by Michael Pollan (
  • I was surprised how many of you read the last book, “The Boys in the Boat”, well done!  While that book was historical non-fiction, this next book is predominantly about current research into the new science of psychedelics and their use to treat addiction, depression, PTSD, and fear of death, to name a few.  Everyone at some point, whether personally or with family and friends, has experience with depression, addiction, fear of death, etc.  This book helps explain why the State of Oregon legalized the use of psychedelics, why the City of Oakland legalized the use of psilocybin, and why most future therapist and counselors will likely include these treatments.  I know most of you remember Timothy Leary being describe by President Nixon as “The most dangerous man in America”, so I expect you may think I’m crazy for this one (my Dad did); but if the summary of this book gives you pause, all the more reason you should read it.
Points: Let me know if you read this book and I’ll give you 500 points
All the best,
Chris Haedrich
Your Crazy President