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Our Program During Challenging Times

Our Program During Challenging Times

These are very challenging times. We know that in the midst of all that is unfolding in the outer world, and how our inner world is responding, the work in our program can feel like a lot right now. However, as one of our faculty colleagues has shared, we could look...

Campbell, Jung, and the Heroic Archetype

Campbell, Jung, and the Heroic Archetype

Heroism and the Psychological Life At the start of this week, I want to break down the role of heroism in our psychological life. I suspect, we have all, to one degree or another, heard of the hero’s journey. Joseph Campbell introduced it first in his famous book, The...

Rilke and the Soul in Reflection

Rilke and the Soul in Reflection

Writing Through to the Other Side By far and away, my absolute favorite poet is Rainer Maria Rilke, whose life’s work is a dedication to the voice of the soul. His laborious, sometimes tormented progression through maturation mirrors The Lady and the Unicorn...

Perseverance and Overcoming Challenges

Perseverance and Overcoming Challenges

Bringing Sustained Change Perseverance is crucial for long term change and necessary to overcome challenges using new methods. Many of our clients have fallen into patterns, as we all do. Unfortunately, their “normal” way of dealing with life stressors has been...

The Soul at the Threshold of Adulthood

The Soul at the Threshold of Adulthood

The Lion King and the Myth of Horus Have you ever seen the Lion King? It occurred to me this week that the story is based on the Egyptian myth of Horus. Simba must overcome the challenges his father faced and so also find within himself his one unique destiny. We see...

Celebration: A Helpful Reminder

Celebration: A Helpful Reminder

Why We Work and Live It is important to celebrate, and it often goes unappreciated. We live in a world that teaches us to watch three steps ahead. It expects us to rush to the next stoplight in order to be on time for our life. This lifestyle has us seeing life go by...

Rebirth: The Grand Cycle

Rebirth: The Grand Cycle

The Process of Decline and Renewal The idea of rebirth is ancient. Indeed, throughout time immemorial, myths and legends speak of man’s process of birth, death, and rebirth into a new life. But why is this process of appearance, decline, and renewal so firmly etched...

Self-Improvement: Letting Go

Self-Improvement: Letting Go

Who Is This Self? Self-improvement seems like a good idea, at first blush. Who doesn’t want to improve? However, have we stopped to think about who or what this “self” is that desires improvement? This self you call you. Are you the sum total of remembered events or a...