How To Change Your Mind - Michael Pollan

While I haven’t sought out a desert shaman, or decided to start microdosing during a brainstorm, this book has opened up my mind to a very different perception of what consciousness really is. Pollan explores these questionably legal drugs (and his guided experiences on them) with the same scientific and emotional detail as his other tamer works on food and nature. While these drugs are already in use to help adjust moods and behaviors for those experiencing a chemical imbalance, Pollan makes a great case for their general therapeutic use to help us all be more empathetic, mindful, and appreciative.