Spotlight on Peter Darrow

Meet Peter Darrow: Entrepreneur and author who is using his story to reveal that true meaning is found within oneself and one’s relationships.

Tell us about Wise Millennial: A Field Guide to Thriving in Modern Life

My upcoming book to be released on April 29th is called Wise Millennial: A Field Guide to Thriving in Modern Life and is published through my own company, Happy Wellness, Inc. My goal is to empower and inspire other young people to find their true happiness, by detaching from a lot of the messed up values we downloaded from our parents and society, and develop a healthy, strong "sense of self".

Wise Millennial takes you through my journey exchanging entitlement for humility and his parents’ worldview for one authentically his own after thousands of hours of therapy, introspection, and meditation. My crash course in the meaning of life revealed that true wealth and happiness are not found in affluence and privilege but within oneself and within healthy relationships with others.

In what ways do you support your personal development?

I support my journey through a lot of self-care and self-love, including meditation, eating clean and healthy, exercise, personal introspection, and therapy.

What was your most life-changing experience?

2 things: 1) the opening (and sudden closing) of my farm-to-table restaurant in Union Square, "Darrow's Farm Fresh", 2) the sudden death of my father at age 62 to myeloma cancer. Those, combined with losing the girl I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with, created an alternate path for me which has been very hard but also very liberating.

Apple or PC: PC
Idol: Simon Sinek
Words you live by: I'd rather beg for forgiveness, than ask for permission.

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