A Father and Son's Journey to Conscious Living
HayHouse.com: 15.95 USD $15.95
Publisher: Hay House
Publication Date: 9/12/12
Foreword by Louise L. Hay
Empowered YOUth is the heartfelt story of Michael and Jeffrey Eisen, who rose up from a tumultuous, emotional past to come together in a loving, respectful relationship as father and son, coach and student. Through this engaging narrative, they provide a refreshing perspective on how parents and kids can work together to empower one another by opening the channels of communication, dissolving fear, and surrendering the need for control.
With a perfect balance of moving stories, applied learning, and practical wisdom, Empowered YOUth offers guidance for parents, young people, educators, and anyone seeking a more empowered life. While adults will instantly relate to Jeffrey's struggle to connect with his children, provide for his family, and listen to his own heart's desire, young people will love Michael's honest and emotional examination of an angst-filled childhood that was laden with stress, sadness, isolation, and self-inflicted pressure.
Through this story of a relationship that has been broken apart and put back together, Jeffrey and Michael provide inspiration for those looking to empower the next generation in a more loving, open, and intuitive way.
Praise for Empowered YOUth
"Michael and Jeffrey Eisen deliver a powerful message that shows us that we do not have to wait one more minute to step into an inspired life. With touching stories, we are reminded of the importance of deep, intimate relationships, understanding how our minds work, and having the courage to be who we truly are. This book just may inspire a generation of Americans to get involved, bring their talents to public service, and help steer America in an exciting new direction that can help us recapture the American spirit!"
- Congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful Nation
"Michael and Jeffrey offer a powerful blueprint of how 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!
"Empowered YOUth is a transformative book written by a wise and loving father-and-son team. 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 of Crazy Sexy Diet
"The compassionate wisdom shared by Jeffrey and Michael Eisen in Empowered YOUth is exactly what the world needs right now. Read it with an open mind . . . but live it with an open heart. Michael and Jeffrey's inspiring journey shows the importance of cultivating a life of awareness and tapping into the power of self-love. By reading this book, you will discover a pathway to healing your life, your children's lives, and ultimately our planet."
- Michael J. Chase, founder of The Kindness Center and author of am I being kind: how asking one simple question can change your life . . . and your world
"Empowered YOUth is an incredibly inspiring story jam-packed with practical tools and strategies to help you live a happier, healthier, and more empowered life. Whether you are young or old, a parent or a teenager, a teacher or a student, or someone who simply cares for the well-being of youth in our society, this book will inspire you to create positive change in your life and the lives of others."
- Mike Robbins, author of Be Yourself: Everyone Else Is Already Taken
"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 also to 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, M.D., author, founder of OwningPink.com, and blogger at LissaRankin.com
"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, best-selling author of The Beauty Blueprint: 8 Steps to Building the Life and Look of Your Dreams
"Empowered YOUth awakens our consciousness so that 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
"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 who 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
"Michael and Jeffrey Eisen close the so-called generation gap, proving that the human connection and spirit are ageless. As a parent, I was inspired by this story of how a father and son went from divided to united through transformational work, reinventing their family, and creating a template for those of us who want to experience love, not struggle, in all our closest relationships. With young people facing greater challenges than ever, this work is a timely must read to consciously raise the next generation.
- Ophira Edut, The AstroTwins (www.astrostyle.com), author of Body Outlaws, and founder of www.loveyourbody.org