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Empowered YOUth: A Father and Son's Journey to Conscious Living Paperback – July 30, 2008
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Empowered YOUth awakens our consciousness so we can become positive guides for the next generation. If we want a healthier, happier, more abundant future we must shift our own energy and inspire the next generation to follow suit. Empowered YOUth is our guide to changing the world one mindful thought at a time.
- Gabrielle Bernstein, Best-selling author of Spirit Junkie
-Ophira Edut, The AstroTwins (www.astrostyle.com), author of Body Outlaws, and founder of www.loveyourbody.org
Michael and Jeffrey Eisen, a father-son team who struggled with their relationship for many years, provide hope for all parents and children who long to not only heal from past wounds, but use the healing journey as an opportunity for transcendence. With practical wisdom and insight, they give us both inspiration and tools for how to transform past traumas and troubled relationships into fuel for stoking the fires of a more empowered and conscious life. Empowered YOUth provides a road map for how to heal old wounds, repair past conflicts, alchemize life's pains into gold, and flourish with a new perspective on love, the pursuit of happiness, and the meaning of life. It’s a must-read for every parent or child who yearns for reconciliation and longs to awaken.
-Lissa Rankin, MD, author, founder of OwningPink.com and blogger at LissaRankin.com
"Michael and Jeffrey offer a powerful blueprint of how fathers and sons, and parents and children, can truly befriend each other so as to grow, heal and flourish in life. I recommend their work wholeheartedly."
-Robert Holden Ph.D., author of Shift Happens!
Throughout history, the father – son relationship has been known to be notoriously rocky, often expressed with a lack of communication, rivalries, or simple misunderstandings. Jeffrey and Michael Eisen look to change all that with their inspiring story in Empowered YOUth. A heartfelt, down to earth and highly applicable book and a must read for not just fathers and sons, but all parents, children, and anyone that wants a deeper understanding of the parent-child bond and how to bring that relationship to its highest possibilities.
-Nick Ortner, Executive Producer, "The Tapping Solution"
Empowered YOUth is a transformative book written by a wise and loving father and son. Through their engaging journey, Jeffrey and Michael help deconstruct the paradigms and beliefs that contribute to family stress, anxiety, and unrest. They provide a refreshing perspective on how parents and youth can work together to encourage and support one another by opening the channels of communication, surrendering the need for control, and leading by shining example. This book has the power to strengthen families for generations to come.
-Kris Carr, New York Times best-selling author, Crazy Sexy Diet.
Wouldn’t all of our lives be better if we understood our parents and our parents understood us? The journey of understanding between father (Jeffrey) and son (Michael) in Empowered YOUth, and their coming together for a common purpose, breathes new life into the struggles of all ages. Through their stories and process they teach us all the principles of conscious living, and how passing these on to our children can create a ripple effect for generations to come.
-Michelle Phillips, Bestselling Author of The Beauty Blueprint: 8 Steps to Building the Life and Look of Your Dreams
About the Author
After more than 30 years of successfully growing and managing a multimillion dollar steel-distribution and fabrication business as president and CEO, Jeffrey Eisen left the corporate world to embark on an intense journey of self-discovery. At the age of 50, he realized that he cared more about people than profits and wanted nothing more than to dedicate his life to awakening, empowering, and inspiring others by sharing his love and wisdom. Since giving up his active role in the business, Jeffrey has become a skilled life coach, spiritual guide, inspirational speaker, and writer. He lives his passion every day, working to help individuals find true happiness, contentment, and inner peace. Visit Jeffrey online at www.awakeningtheself.com.
Michael Eisen is the founder of the Youth Wellness Network (YWN), an organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering youth across the globe to live happier and more positive lives. YWN specializes in creating and implementing wellness programs in schools and organizations, while offering additional assistance through online resources. Michael is a passionate, authentic, and charismatic speaker, author, and social entrepreneur.
After positively transforming his own life at the age of 19 and overcoming challenges with stress, anxiety, depression, and sickness, he is now driven to share with other young people the principles, strategies, and practices that gave him the strength to start living a more joyful and healthier life. Michael created YWN when he was 25 in order to provide more extensive support programs and resources for youth struggling with similar challenges. He contributes a fresh, young, authentic voice to the field of wellness, and is rapidly becoming a youth-wellness expert.
To learn more about Michael and the YWN, visit www.youthwellnessnetwork.ca.
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Michael and Jeffrey Eisen share their remarkable journey of self discovery. This is a must read for parents, kids, teachers, coaches and anyone who comes into contact with youths and the challenges that they encounter in todays hectic and fast paced world.
Simple steps and advice that with a little patience and love can transform you and the relationship you have with a child and even yourself.
Michael Eisen is a passionate, authentic, and charismatic speaker and he is the founder of the Youth Wellness Network which is an organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering youth across the globe to live happier and more positive lives.
Jeffrey Eisen went from being President and CEO of a multimillion dollar business to a life of awakening, empowering, and inspiring others by sharing what he has learned through his work as a life coach.
I was very curious to read this book after speaking with Michael during an interview I did with him last year. Michael tells, in the book's introduction, about what it was like to meet Louise Hay and Reid Tracy and be asked to share his story with them was interesting and inspiring to me.
The book gives an autobiographical view of the lives of Jeffery and Michael Eisen. I found it interesting to hear both sides - back and forth - how Jeffery (the Dad) saw it, what he was thinking, feeling, and learning - and how that helped Michael (the Son) to see life in some new ways, change how he felt, what he believed, and also inspired him to create the Youth Wellness Network.
The book includes life stories along with a collection of what the Eisen's feel are their most important life lessons. In the book are insights, and principles that influenced the Eisens and supported them in their journey to conscious living. Reading this book can help people realize that everyone has the ability to change their life for the better.
At the end of the book is a resources section that includes many exercises, activities, and practices you can choose to make part of your daily life or just pull them out when you need them.
The Eisens believe this book can help people improve their relationships and begin to create a new future full compassion, understanding, empowerment, and true happiness for everyone. I think they are right.
What did I like about this book?
I liked hearing both stories - from the dad, Jeffery, and the son, Michael. I was inspired by how Jeffrey's decision to become a life coach helped his son in so many ways. It was also inspiring to know that when you decide to change how you look at life, think about life, and therefore how you feel about it, you can go from feeling ill, unhappy, and stressed, to feeling healthy, happy, and peaceful. The Eisens have learned how to be in agreement with the flow of life. The changes these two men have made is inspiring.
The Eisens give us a new perspective on how parents and kids can empower each other. How? By opening up to honest communication and a willingness to let go of beliefs that cause unhappiness, illness, and a life full of fear and stress. This book offers guidance for parents, young people, educators, and anyone who wants to live a more empowered and loving life. Adults will probably be able to relate to both Jeffery and Michael's stories. Young people will relate most to how Michael was feeling - especially during high school and college.
In my opinion, this book will be most helpful to parents and young people (teens through early 20s). But I also believe the book could be helpful for people who want to re-look and re-create their relationships with their own parents.
Empowered YOUth: A Father and Son's Journey to Conscious Living
The power in Empowered YOUth stems from the author's authenticity. The raw, unbridled expression of how they both unlocked a lifetime of shutdown emotions is gripping and meaningful in a way that is rare. You are invited into their sacred space in order to feel the similarities to your own life. They offer you a bridge to emotional wellbeing and REAL connection that every human craves. Their book is food for the human spirit.
My favourite quote:
"A prerequisite for living a conscious life is taking personal responsibility for your thoughts, words, actions, habits, choices, and relationships. Although some things may be out of your control, what you do possess, no matter what, is the ability to choose how you respond to anything that comes your way. Taking responsibility means accepting that you have the power to create the life you truly want."
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