Using martinis as a metaphor, we take an intimate look into the lives of extraordinary people.
Name: Ryan Zaklin
Profession: Integrative Medicine Physician
What stirs your passion?
Connecting with people and nature. Learning about nature, including our inner space, especially the Endocannabinoid System. Playing music.
What has shaken your faith?
Losing my father in medical school when I was 30. 9/11. Sandy Hook. Those shook my faith in humanity.
Who (dead or alive) would you like to have a martini with?
Jerry Garcia (preferably alive)
What’s your poison? (The trait you most deplore in yourself?)
Undervaluing and compensating by overselling and giving away too much of myself.
What do you see as the ultimate buzzkill?
Religious zealots and Assholes. I’m allergic to assholes. I inform everyone wait staff of this allergy when asked.
How do you want to be remembered when the glasses are raised?
Loving father and husband who took care of generations of my family. Family first. A fierce lover of people who used passion and compassion to break down barriers by opening hearts and minds. A visionary who helped make people laugh and feel better. A music maker…a dreamer of the dreams…
What’s your happy place?
A catch with my boys, the crook of my wife’s neck, dinner with the fam, cuddling with my dog or cat. A drink and a smoke with my bros, and a groove with my band… probably in that order
What is your signature drink? (We’d love to know what you like to drink, but what we REALLY want to know is what is your favorite expression or motto?)
Cannacocktail… with my homemade tinctures.
My motto: I work for the plants. Here to love.
To learn more about Dr. Zaklin: https://www.ryanzaklinmd.com