Ira Israel is the author of the 2017 book How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You’re an Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening. Previously, he was the creator of these video series: A Beginner’s Guide to Happiness; A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Meditation; Mindfulness for Anxiety; and Mindfulness for Depression. A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Mindful Relationship Coach, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and has graduate degrees in Psychology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. We spoke about his new book, the meaning of authenticity and awakening, and the intersection of spirituality and psychology. Learn more about Ira Israel here.