It’s Not Just About the Football

After a colorful college and NFL career, Ricky Williams has taken on the media, speaking and health and wellness industries with the same intensity and desire to learn that this Heisman Trophy winner possessed on the football field. Come step inside Ricky’s world, find the place that resonates most with you, and get ready to go on one of Ricky’s Adventures in Consciousness.

It’s Not Just About the Football

After a colorful college and NFL career, Ricky Williams has taken on the media, speaking and health and wellness industries with the same intensity and desire to learn that this Heisman Trophy winner possessed on the football field. Come step inside Ricky’s world, find the place that resonates most with you, and get ready to go on one of Ricky’s Adventures in Consciousness.

Ricky becomes an American (anti) Hero

Ricky was born on May 21, 1977 to humble beginnings in San Diego — The Crib! — where as a high schooler, he excelled at football, baseball and track. At a very young age, he had an intuitive sense that life is an adventure, and that the highs and lows are therefore expected (and welcomed) as part of the ride. With this understanding, he was able to harness the focus needed to rise to the top on the athletic field while weathering the inevitable storms of life. His performance as a running back at Patrick Henry High School led to his recruitment by the University of Texas, where he had a record-breaking career and was a two All-American. In 1998, he was awarded the 64th Heisman Trophy, at the age of 21.

The Texas Tornado quickly discovered that attaining this kind of success essentially wasn’t enough — or at least what the world tells us all it’s going to be like. For Ricky, many wounds were created during this process of conventional success-attainment. Later, he noticed that when one has continued success, the wounds are often not acknowledged, or considered justified.

The Journey of Healing

For Ricky, leaving football was simply a redirection of his talent. Now a sought after-speaker regarding cannabis and its restorative effects (as well as an advocate for its legalization and regulation in the US), Ricky has also devoted himself to mastering other healing modalities, and his approach is with the same intensity and desire to learn and become skillful as he applied to football.

Through years of immersing himself in the study of Ayurvedic medicine in California, yoga and meditation in India, and manual therapies such as the cranial sacral therapy pioneered by the Upledger Institute, Ricky has become known in many circles as a unique healer with both an extensive knowledge base and the first-hand experience of a professional athlete.

An integral part of Ricky’s approach to healing has come through the study of astrology, which he began in 2004 after living in an ashram during his first retirement from the NFL.

Over the years, as he has wrestled with existential dilemmas in his own life, he has found time and time again that astrology offers him insights that have empowered him to transform wounds and traumas into access to internal resources and clarity of purpose. For Ricky, the evolution of consciousness is a religion, and the birthchart is the evolutionary lesson plan.

Ricky Shares His Insights

Ricky currently travels the world speaking about:

  • Breaking the Stereotypes of Cannabis
  • Healing with Cannabis: Physical Pain, Social Anxiety and Filling the Void that Success Left
  • Trappings of Conventional Success and the Freedom of Failure
  • Social Anxiety and De-stigmatizing Introverts
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Collaboration

Ricky is currently in business partnership with Weedmaps, an online legal marijuana community.

Since 2014, Ricky has partnered with the Dr. John E. Upledger Foundation on concussion programs designed for football players with a predisposition to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and post concussion syndrome.

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Astrology

Ricky is available for 90-minute natal chart readings.
The readings may be done by phone, Skype or FaceTime.  

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