Akshay Nanavati has overcome drug addiction, PTSD from fighting in Iraq with the US Marines (where one of his jobs was to walk in front of vehicles to find bombs), depression and alcoholism that pushed him to the brink of suicide.
Since then, by embracing his demons, he has built a global business, run many ultramarathons including a 24 hour run and a 167 mile run across Liberia to help build a school, spent 10 days in darkness and isolation, skied 350 miles across the world’s 2nd largest icecap in -40 degrees, and become 1 of only 26 people to ski up a remote glacier in Antarctica where he got frostbite and lost one of his fingers. He is now a sponsored athlete despite 4 biological defects including a blood disorder that 2 doctors told him would kill him in boot camp.
He is currently training for a 110 day, 1700-mile, solo, never-before-accomplished expedition in Antarctica next year.
Combining his life experience with years of research in science and spirituality, he wrote the book “Fearvana," which the Dalai Lama wrote the foreword for. All the profits from the book are being donated to charity. He has taught Fearvana to former child soldiers, survivors of sex trafficking, and people in extreme poverty.
Akshay is now on a mission to help our human family fall in love with fear, stress, anxiety, pain and suffering in order to create a life of greater meaning, joy and fulfillment..