About Me

 

I’ve been on this earth nearly 40 years but in many ways my journey just began. Thank you for visiting this page to learn more about me  and why I created this site. I’ve spent most my life looking for purpose. I knew I was meant to do something important, I just didn’t know what that was. It wasn’t until just this past year that I’d come to learn what my intention/purpose is.

I want to help others see what is true about themselves.

It’s really not that much more complicated than that. Of course, it’s a simple statement that can manifest itself in many ways, and that’s where creativity, passion, and love meet intention. So do I know where I will go or what I will do? I don’t and that’s okay because as long as I align myself to my intention I know I will be on the right path no matter where it takes me.

Allow me to back up a little just so you know who I am and where I come from. I’ve spent most of my life living in Baltimore, Maryland and even spent several years living in Israel in the 70’s. For the last 12 years I’ve found myself in Monterey, CA living with my beautiful wife, two gorgeous children, and wild and wooly Golden Retreiver. I grew up in a middle income family, raised jewish as a religion and did all of the “typical” things you’d find most kids doing. Yes, the good and the ugly!

I’ve always been a very extrovert person who loved the company of others. Friends would call me a “chameleon” of sorts as I could always relate well to many different types of people and found it easy to blend in to different environments. Friends would also say that I bounced from hobby to hobby, was insecure, and very self absorbed. All those things were true and I could probably go on about the way I lived most of my life.

I learned from a young age that who I was (my worth, value, etc.) was based on things outside of myself. I searched high and low and everywhere in between to gain the approval, acceptance, and ultimately love of those around me. Worse than just “searching” for love, I actually “stole” it from those around me. I knew I was good at relating to people and my adaptive boy used that to his advantage by manipulating others to give me what I wanted…attention, acceptance, affection, love. In essence, my true self – my authentic self- was completely buried and buried so deep I didn’t even know he was there.

Fast forward to mid 2011 where I was a successful “Dad Blogger” blogging at www.DadStreet.com. By all “outward” accounts I was doing well but inside only my ego knew of the devastation. My life led by False Belief and Ego had caught up to me and the very person I wanted least to be was staring back at me in the mirror. I found myself facing divorce from a woman I chased for 8 years before marrying. I found myself losing custody of my children after 4 years in infertility and finding out we had less than 10% chance of ever having children. I found myself nearly out of a job that I desperately needed only to be placed on a 90-day notice to shape up or ship out. I found myself distancing from friends and family alike and the world I so much relied on for sense of worth, value, and almost literally, LIFE, was dying before my eyes.

I began Personal Therapy and with the guidance of a friend I found the Breakthrough Men’s Community Center in Carmel, CA. My journey to reclaim that little boy I lost years ago, followed by the realization that I had been wearing glasses of false belief  led me to reclaim my authentic inherent self and begin seeing the world through my glasses of inherent nature. Beyond the extensive work I did at the Breakthrough Center I found many Authors and Speakers who shared a similar vision as I did. What I know now is a culmination of the self work I did at Breakthrough combined with the teaching of many great writers including, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Eckart Tolle, and more.

My journey has just begun and I have always claimed and still claim that I may be at the beginning of the road but I know I’m on the right road. I hope to share my life lessons with you on this site. I encourage you to share your own stories with me. I truly believe we are all one and that we are all connected. I value your input whether or not it happens to be in agreement with mine as we’re all valuable, intelligent, and expressive beings that share many more commonalities than differences.

I also invite you to reach out to me  directly should you want any personal guidance and/or be interested in hearing more.

With Gratitude, Appreciation, and Love –

Namaste!

  • http://www.shanesnellgrove.com.au Shane Snellgrove

    Hey Josh
    I think we have a lot in common !!
    Chat soon
    Cheers from down-under in Australia
    shane

  • Bri

    Hey Josh,

    I’ve been watching your comments on the LYL community page for some time now & this morning took a look at your site mostly from curiosity. I have to say I am really touched by your story, I mean really touched, it stirred up real emotion which being a sterio typical male is not something society says I should feel. I guess I relate to being lost inside & having this persona which is not your true self is something I feel, so thank you for sharing deeply something about you, it has given me something to think about and actions to take to make sure I’m on a true road too.

    Bri

    • http://www.isimply.am Josh

      Hi Bri,

      Thank you so much for reaching out and leaving your comment. That took vulnerability on your part to express your truth in public and along with that vulnerability – strength and courage were right beside you. You are so right that society doesn’t allow for men to be emotional. Emotional is an inherent quality of ours. We were literally born emotional so for us to be raised to believe that we are not as we were born is complete BS! I applaud you for digging in deep and doing the hard work. I know if you stick with it you will come out with so much to offer yourself and the world around you! Reach out anytime my friend.

  • Los

    Hi Josh !!
    First, sorry for not checking out this site sooner, it’s now in my quick accesses reading list, and second I just read your 7 things every woman should know…. and it was so very right on. Thank you for that. I am an 2008 grad of BMC and, so very much like you, am discovering the true self healing journey, that is remarkable. Also, your story resonated so profoundly right up to discovering Breakthrough for Men, and the insights we both continue to discover, as we choose to live from a place of heart center and inherent love. Just wanted to give you an appreciation for the service you are providing here and to let you know I will continue reading !!!

    Namaste, precious brother.
    Always with love,
    Los.

    • http://www.isimply.am/ Josh Becker

      Los,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post and I’m so glad it resonated with you!

      Looking forward to seeing you again at BMC and I appreciate your support online as well!

      With Gratitude and Appreciation!

  • R.J.Oakley

    Hi Josh: This knowledge should be taught in primary and secondary schools. The world would be a better place to live !!

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