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Few of us are immune to the ideas we absorbed as children. We learned how to get approval or disapproval by creating the kinds of selves who would fit in and succeed with the "right" jobs, relationships, possessions, and so on. Even if we rebel against these ingrained notions by going in the opposite direction, we are still controlled by them. Either way, as adults we are often left feeling anxious or depressed because who we really are has been ignored.

Author Ira Israel, a uniquely multidisciplinary therapist, offers a powerful, step-by-step path to recognizing the ways we've worked to get our needs met and changing them with an approach that allows for understanding and accepting who we really are, the recognition of our true calling, and the path to the authentic love we were born deserving.

©2017 Ira Israel (P)2017 Tantor

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The book is promising at the very beginning but it lacks depth altogether. The fact that the author is a 'uniquely multidisciplinary therapist' shows, sadly in a negative way.

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  • Andras Baneth
  • 17-03-19

Disappointing

Though it has a few interesting nuggets, a large part is a rant against US-style capitalism and civilizational alienation. That’s fine (and even quite interesting), but it has nothing to do with what the title promises. Often too esoteric, it lacks an editor (lots of repetition and lacks structure), and a more down to earth approach. I also disliked the author’s narration (often professional voice over artists do a far better job). Overall rather disappointed.

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  • C. LeFaivre
  • 06-08-19

Highly Recommended

This was very informative and brought me to think very deeply about my past and present.