This week’s guest is Steve Bhaerman, aka “Swami Beyondananda.” Steve is an internationally-known author, humorist, and workshop leader. For the past 20 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.”
The healing power of laughter was really brought into the arena of health and wellness by Norman Cousins in his book, “Anatomy of an Illness.” We will talk about the health value and benefits of laughter and what Steve has learned about this during his career as the “Swami.”
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. He has also been a frequent performer and presenter at conferences worldwide, as well as in theaters, churches, and other spiritual centers. In addition to his work as the Swami, Steve is a noted teacher of transformational humor and is releasing his e-book, Wake Up Laughing: An Insider’s Guide to the Cosmic Comedy, in the fall of 2009.
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, published by Simon & Schuster in 1972. 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.
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 with cellular biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton , (author of “The Biology of Belief”) is Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here, published by Hay House. The CD series of the same name was released by Sounds True in October, 2008
So join us this week on Healthy You for some fun, laughter, and wisdom!
To your health!