"I’m trying to foster a sense of gratitude and depth of the human experience so that we can move into kind of a deeper appreciation for our lives and being on the planet."

Doug Cartwright

Do you ever wonder why we exist here on planet Earth?

With all the pressure and messaging from society and religion to be a certain way, have nice things, make more money, and reach a certain status, it’s often hard for us to realize the essence of being human, which is that our worth and power lie within us. 

Best-selling author of Holy Sh!t We're Alive: Now What? Doug Cartwright has learned that “if you’re using something external to solve an internal problem, you’re never going to get fulfilled.” 

The truth is, you’re worthy of infinite love, peace, and joy just because you’re alive. Your worth is not dependent on anything but your existence. That’s kind of a relief, isn’t it? Though getting to a place where you’re living a deep, rich, meaningful life isn’t an easy journey, it’s a journey worth embarking on.

So… Holy Shit, We’re Alive… Now What?

Follow Doug @doug_cartwright

Follow Chase @chase_chewning

Key Highlights

  • Doug gives insight into his spiritual journey, including his Ayahuasca experience. 

  • What it’s like to grow up as a Mormon, the time Doug broke the rules, and how he felt after he left Mormonism.

  • Chase and Doug’s similar experiences with death, grief, gratitude, and losing their fathers.

  • Doug speaks on his relationship with wealth, social status, and self-worth, along with his overwhelming exploration into plant medicine and psychedelics.

Powerful Quotes by Doug Cartwright

I’m trying to foster a sense of gratitude and depth of the human experience so that we can move into kind of a deeper appreciation for our lives and being on the planet.

Our lives are all based on stories we tell ourselves.

The whole spectrum of feeling your emotions is what really makes being human so special.

Episode resouces:


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EFR 537: Holy Sh*t We're Alive! Now What? Spiritual Explorations in the Pursuit of the Meaning of Life with Doug Cartwright

Do you ever wonder why we exist here on planet Earth?

With all the pressure and messaging from society and religion to be a certain way, have nice things, make more money, and reach a certain status, it’s often hard for us to realize the essence of being human, which is that our worth and power lie within us. 

Best-selling author of Holy Sh!t We're Alive: Now What? Doug Cartwright has learned that “if you’re using something external to solve an internal problem, you’re never going to get fulfilled.” 

The truth is, you’re worthy of infinite love, peace, and joy just because you’re alive. Your worth is not dependent on anything but your existence. That’s kind of a relief, isn’t it? Though getting to a place where you’re living a deep, rich, meaningful life isn’t an easy journey, it’s a journey worth embarking on.

So… Holy Shit, We’re Alive… Now What?

Follow Doug @doug_cartwright

Follow Chase @chase_chewning

Key Highlights

  • Doug gives insight into his spiritual journey, including his Ayahuasca experience. 

  • What it’s like to grow up as a Mormon, the time Doug broke the rules, and how he felt after he left Mormonism.

  • Chase and Doug’s similar experiences with death, grief, gratitude, and losing their fathers.

  • Doug speaks on his relationship with wealth, social status, and self-worth, along with his overwhelming exploration into plant medicine and psychedelics.

Powerful Quotes by Doug Cartwright

I’m trying to foster a sense of gratitude and depth of the human experience so that we can move into kind of a deeper appreciation for our lives and being on the planet.

Our lives are all based on stories we tell ourselves.

The whole spectrum of feeling your emotions is what really makes being human so special.

Episode resouces:


Ever Forward Radio is brought to you by Legion Athletics

The Optimal Performance Stack is three supplements that boost mental and physical health and performance and reduce the risk of disease and dysfunction.

It contains three supplements that help you enjoy a healthier, hardier body with more energy, immunity, and libido, and less stress, sickness, and sluggishness . . .

  1. Triumph

    Triumph is a sport multivitamin that enhances overall health and performance and alleviates stress, fatigue, and overtraining.

  2. Triton

    Triton is a high-potency, molecularly distilled fish oil with added vitamin E and lemon oil to prevent oxidation, rancidity, and “fish oil burps.”

  3. Genesis

    Genesis is a 100% natural greens supplement that enhances energy levels, immunity, heart and circulatory health, libido, and mood.

CLICK HERE to save 20% on your entire first purchase with code EVERFORWARD