Together we explore resilience, self-love, spiritual growth, and healing trauma & ACEs. I offer a journey to the heart of holistic healing and psychedelic therapy.

In this interview Dr. 1Drea chats with fellow physician, Dr. Tracy Townsend about her name change, her journey through psychedelic healing, recovering from burnout, and how to thrive in life.

In this episode, Dr. 1Drea and Tracy dive into:

– integrating her many identities into her new name
– unlearning societal conditioning on the path to authentic expression
– her near death-like experience that lead to her awakening
– the path from allopathic medicine to shamanic healing
– how you can’t heal burnout with a vacation
– the top traits of highly resilient people
– microdosing as a supportive tool in women’s health, particularly menopause
– how media can be a form of medicine
– how sacred medicines have influenced her as a mother


The Journey of Self-Discovery: From Burnout to Embracing True Identity

Have you ever felt like life was spinning out of control? Like you were trapped in a never-ending cycle of stress, burnout, and despair? Well, you’re not alone. Many of us have experienced moments when we hit rock bottom and struggle to find a way out. But what if I told you there is a path to recovery, a path that involves unlearning old patterns, embracing new perspectives, and finding solace in the power of psychedelics and sacred medicines? Let me take you on a captivating journey of healing and transformation.

The Ego Dissolution:

It all started when Dr. Andrea Amelia Pennington, a renowned doctor and media personality, found herself questioning the masks she wore and the fragmented versions of herself. The pressure to conform to societal expectations was immense, but her spiritual awakening led her down a different path. Through experiences with psychedelics like MDMA therapy and ayahuasca, Dr. Andrea underwent ego death and rebirth, shedding layers of false identity and reconnecting with her true spiritual essence.

The Vision and Name Change:

During a transformative ceremony with the Great Mother, ayahuasca, Dr. Andrea faced a life-altering choice. She was asked if she would leave everything behind, including her daughter, to find inner peace. In that moment, she realized the need to purge her old self and embrace her true identity. As she purged, she understood that a name change was imminent. The name “DaeEss 1Drea” had been given to her during her musical career, and it resonated deeply with her newfound self.

Integration and Embracing the New Identity:

After her intense psychedelic journey, Dr. 1Drea took the time to reflect on her new identity. Slowly, she shared her transformation with her loved ones, solidifying her decision to fully embrace her spiritual self. The energy and resonance of her new name, DaeEss 1Drea Pennington Wasio, felt authentic and true.

Permission to Shed Identities:

Dr. 1Drea’s story serves as a powerful reminder that we all have the permission to shed identities that no longer serve us. As she reclaimed her authentic self, she found the courage to step away from societal expectations and embrace her true calling as an artist. Her journey inspires us to let go of the masks we wear and reclaim our true essence.

Burnout and Moral Injury:

Dr. 1Drea’s experience with burnout highlighted a crucial aspect often overlooked in discussions about this condition. It is not solely the result of overwork, but rather a deeper psychological component. Many professionals struggle with boundaries, overgiving, and neglecting self-care. Dr. Andrea’s philosophy emphasizes the importance of addressing these psychological aspects when healing from burnout.

Psychedelics as Tools for Healing:

In her own healing journey, Dr. 1Drea found solace through surrender and divine intervention. Her experiences led her to explore shamanic rituals and the transformative potential of psychedelics. She discovered that these substances, when used in a supportive and intentional manner, can help individuals break free from old patterns of thinking and find true self-actualization.


Dr. 1Drea’s transformation from burnout to embracing her true identity is a testament to the power of self-discovery and healing. Her story invites us to reflect on our own lives, question the identities we have adopted, and find the courage to let go of what no longer serves us. As we embark on our own journeys of self-discovery, may we find inspiration and hope in the transformative power of psychedelics and sacred medicines.

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