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Apr 17, 2018

It is better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for who you are not. - Andre Gide

So much of who we are, from the way we respond to events to those we choose to have relationships with, is deeply rooted from our childhood. Whether it was a good or bad pastime, its influence is heavy. Get ready to dive deep as Ira Israel, author of, How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult, shares tangible techniques along with heavy-hitting questions to discovering and accepting your authentic self.

Ira’s a licensed marriage and family therapist, as well as a professional clinical counselor. He graduated from the University of Penn and holds advanced degrees in psychology, philosophy, and religious studies. Ira’s DVD series including A Beginner’s Guide to Happiness and Mindfulness for Depression, along with his sold-out Esalen workshops, have given him an international following.

Get ready to learn more about who you are than ever before!

Key takeaways:

Dying revelations. If you were on your deathbed today, what do you think would be your only regret? Ira says everyone has the same one: not loving enough. Loving more’s the trick to sustaining happiness, but how do you actually do that? Ask yourself this ONE question each morning…[06:53].

Childhood roots. Attachment styles and defense mechanisms are developed from childhood. It makes sense that how you approach relationships and think about yourself is a ripple effect from how you were raised. But can you actually learn to change these parts of yourself? Yes! Try THIS…[14:06].

Authentic lessons. Who are you really? Living your authentic self means first understanding how you became inauthentic and why--but also accepting it. Get out of the mindset of regretting who you are and why you’re not good. After you have, build a new sense of self by following THESE simple steps…[23:10].

We know there’s more to life than merely surviving. Uncover how you can create more life by opening yourself to experiencing more love when you download the More Love, More Life momentum-building exercise and complete the activity.

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