Originally published on Forbes.com
by Jenna Abdou
“When Dr.Habib Sadeghi’s book The Clarity Cleanse was published in 2017 the list of prominent actors, executives and entrepreneurs who deemed it a “game-changer” are that of an author’s dream. Yet, Dr. Sadeghi never anticipated any of the recognition, TV appearances or commencement speeches that would come as a result. He is a practicing physician and spends his time serving his patients at the medical center he started with his wife in Agoura Hills, California.
Nearly three decades ago, during his second year of medical school, Dr.Sadeghi was diagnosed with testicular cancer. What came as a devastating diagnosis, served as a catalyst to seek greater clarity in his life, which he defines as the ability to assess our experiences from a bird’s eye perspective, without self-identifying with them, so we can “take the right kind of action from the right frame of mind.” The approach he used to heal himself has since become the formula leaders like Anne Hathaway, Gwyneth Paltrow and Javier Bardem follow to achieve their goals and find meaning in their lives and careers.
What struck me most about the book, is the way that clarity puts you in the driver’s seat of your life. As Dr.Sadeghi writes: “With clarity on your side, you’ll find yourself more prepared for whatever life may throw at you. You’ll better enjoy the ups and more easily handle the downs. You’ll be more resilient, and more powerful, and better able to steer your life in the direction you want it to go.” He sat down with us to explain how clarity empowers us to take more risks, overcome challenges and increase our ability to achieve our goals.”
Cultivating clarity can be done through exercises Dr. Sadeghi provides throughout the book. These exercises work on personal growth by shifting your mindset towards positivity. While they won’t remove roadblocks from your life, they can help you navigate your path with greater ease. The Clarity Cleanse gives us an opportunity for fearless living.
Dr. Habib Sadeghi is the co-founder of Be Hive of Healing, an integrative health center based in Los Angeles. He provides revolutionary healing protocols in integrative, osteopathic, anthroposophical, environmental, and family medicine, as well as clinical pharmacology. He served as an attending Physician and Clinical Facilitator at UCLA-SM Medical Center and is currently a Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Sadeghi is a regular contributor to Goop, CNN, BBC News and TEDx. He is the author of Within: A Spiritual Awakening to Love & Weight Loss, as well as the foreword to Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Good, and is the publisher of the health and well-being journal, MegaZEN.