Lee McCormick has always lived out loud. Born into a tribe of movers and shakers, he was raised between his pioneer family’s farm in Florida where his great grandparents homesteaded during the Civil War, and his Dad’s Wyoming cattle ranch. The boldness of his family and the richness of his heritage made him a passionate man.
In the late ‘70s and ‘80s Lee hit the road as a singer songwriter. Talk about an education, he plunged into the lifestyle head first and headstrong. His tipping point came in1997 when he (barely) woke up one day, realized he had an out-of-control drug problem and checked himself into rehab. In rehab, he had a profound awakening and set out on a personal quest to find REAL truth and healing in his life. His inward journey took him to Native American and Mesoamerican shamans and healers who opened him up to a universal view of life and a new paradigm for addiction treatment.
In 1998, Lee founded The Ranch Recovery Center in Tennessee and later The Canyon Treatment Center in Malibu California and has been a creative force in the Mental Health and Recovery scene for over 15 years. He founded Spirit Recovery Inc. to produce Healing and Recovery conferences and Spiritual Journeys around the world, and he is a founder in Nashville’s Integrative Life Center and IOP/PHP Community Recovery program in Nashville, Tennessee.
As a natural offshoot of his work in the rehab world Lee authored “The Spirit Recovery Meditation Journal” published by Health Communications, Inc., a book to assist people in reclaiming their lives. At the same time a movie was in the making via his Spirit Recovery journeys. Lee is the Executive Producer and has a leading role in the documentary “Dreaming Heaven”, the true story of the experiences of 18 people over 5 days at the Pyramids in Teotihuacan, Mexico. Lee has led many journeys to this place of power and has developed a far-reaching relationship with the mystery of the shamanic world that is present there. The documentary chronicles one of these experiential journeys in a deeply moving way.
In the force-to-be-reckoned-with spirit of his family, Lee has truly made a legacy of his own. He has four daughters, two grand daughters and lives between his ranch in Tennessee, home in Malibu, California and the Dreaming House in Teotihuacan, Mexico with his equally strong-hearted wife, Mee Tracy McCormick and their two young daughters Lola and Isabella.
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