Dr. Michael Ricciardi is a NYC based Esthetic, Implant and Reconstructive dentist, and a Professor in a postgraduate program at NYU. He teaches and mentors International doctors in the art of Esthetic dentistry. He has published numerous articles in prestigious peer-reviewed international dental journals. Dr. Mike regularly provides pro bono esthetic and restorative dentistry to some who could not afford it and also to women that were victims of domestic violence. He has traveled to Nicaragua and Guatemala for the past 10 years providing dentistry and mentorship in the programs Bridges to Community and The Open Wide Foundation.
Dr. Mike is most passionate about teaching, and diving deep into the mysteries of life and consciousness through experiential learning. With many years of experience in practices ranging from Zen Buddhism to Shamanism and plant medicine, Dr. Mike has been dedicated to experiential learning. Currently, his practices include meditation, Taiji, neigong, Argentine tango, and oil painting. Dr. Mike approaches life by the philosophy, nothing is ordinary, everything is sacred.
In this episode, we discussed:
The blessings and opportunities that 2020 provided
The power of choice and agency
Why do we become so captured by our circumstance?
Letting go of old identities and writing a new script for your life
How we can use our daily practices as spiritual training
Seeing every life experience as sacred
How we can see our ego as a gift
The concept of infinity
The practice of release
Embodying the practices and lessons that we learn along the spiritual path