When we peel back the layers to reveal what we want most in life, only four things usually remain: a sense of peace, happiness, love, and a sense of freedom.
* Most of us have taken an indirect path to what we want most; Dr. Uram explains how that happens and shows readers how to get on a direct path to their ultimate goal.
* Exercises are incorporated throughout the book to help us learn, retain, and progress more quickly.
* Dr. Uram describes four steps for reconnecting with our Essential Self
Many people think they know exactly what they want, but the way our brain works, what we really want is hidden from us. When most of us are asked what we want most in life, our answers usually come in broad strokes, such as having a certain amount of money, success, free time, living in a happy family, having a less stressful job, get- ting married, etc. Dr. Uram guides people to dig beneath the surface of what they think they want most. And through Essential Living we can discover what they discovered: most of us are on an indirect route that actually leads away from what we truly want most.
After years of professional experience, Dr. Uram concludes that when we become aware of what we really want most and learn to calm and better regulate certain areas of our brain, we can change course and get on a path that takes us directly to our true desires.
Shelley Uram, MD, is a Harvard trained, triple board-certified psychiatrist and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She is known for communicating complex information in an interesting and easy-to-understand manner. Dr. Uram is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and a Senior Fellow at The Meadows.