Authentic Happiness – An excerpt from How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult by Ira Israel

How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult by Ira Israel

As children, we learned to get approval by creating facades to help us get our emotional and psychological needs met, but we also rebelled against authority as a way of individuating. As adults, these conflicting desires leave many of us feeling anxious or depressed because our authentic selves are buried deep beneath glitzy or rebellious exteriors or some combination thereof. In How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening, eclectic teacher and therapist Ira Israel offers a powerful, comprehensive, step-by-step path to…

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Q and A with Ira Israel, author of How to Survive Your Childhood Now that You’re an Adult

Ira Israel

Every adult wants to live a version of what he or she imagines is “the good life.” Yet, many struggle with a default voice in their heads that tells them that whatever they do will never be good enough and that they will only be happy when they get a new job, relationship, physical appearance, etc. In How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening, author and psychotherapist Ira Israel explains that the origin of this voice of dissatisfaction is the wounded…

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Jim Bubba Bay

Jim Bubba Bay

Jim “Bubba” Bay has been a lifelong resident of upstate New York. Prior to his accident, he spent 25 years working hard for two family-owned businesses in Pine Plains, New York – a popular landscaping company and Two Bay’s Service Station. Dedicated to bringing out the best in others, Bay also enjoyed serving as a sports coach at his local high school. Bay is the proud father of five children, including two sons who are now in Heaven. Bay is a graduate of Stissing Mountain High School in Pine Plains,…

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Miracle on Hammertown Road by Jim Bubba Bay

Miracle on Hammertown Road by Jim Bubba Bay

Every night after work as a landscaper, Jim “Bubba” Bay went for a walk. But on the night of November 15, 2009, while walking on Hammertown Road in Pine Plains, New York, Bubba fell 14 feet head-first into gulley, breaking 23 bones, including 11 ribs, 10 vertebrae, his skull and left scapula. After a day in intensive care, the doctors induced a coma. Bubba survived, and when he awoke from the coma, he began to tell his family and friends about his remarkable visions on the edge of death. After…

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