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20 August, 2015

Bless Them and Let Them Go: The Ubiquity of Loss

By |2015-08-31T20:19:28+00:00August 20th, 2015|Grief and Loss|Comments Off on Bless Them and Let Them Go: The Ubiquity of Loss

I have been reflecting on life and death these past weeks, which brought me to thinking about those mini births and deaths that make up part and parcel of our daily lives. The birth of something new is usually a joyous, affirming experience, but we tend to forget about the little deaths that preceded it [...]

27 March, 2015

On Birth, Death and Rebirth

By |2017-01-17T13:51:31+00:00March 27th, 2015|Grief and Loss, Self Awareness|1 Comment

I've been thinking about birth and death lately, as someone I know has been approaching death. It struck me the other day how these two big events, between which we live out our lives, have some meaningful opposites. If you think about the soul incarnating into a baby's body, I imagine it would feel terrified [...]

9 July, 2013

How do I forgive?

By |2017-01-17T13:51:32+00:00July 9th, 2013|Grief and Loss, Relationships|10 Comments

This was a question that again came into focus as I talked with an old client I hadn’t seen in many years. Deep woundings of the psyche can fester for years, and probably even lifetimes. They are like the deeply entrenched psychic tattoos that simply don’t go away. And so how can we heal these [...]

13 November, 2012

Women of a Certain Age

By |2017-01-17T13:51:32+00:00November 13th, 2012|Grief and Loss, Relationships, Self Awareness|Comments Off on Women of a Certain Age

Les femmes d’une certaine age – I think this sounds much better in French. It suggests a certain mystery, a wisdom that is not worn on the surface, a wicked sense of humour that can delight, prick or charm – depending on the situation. Recently I was asked to talk about the needs and issues [...]

25 May, 2012

Loneliness

By |2017-01-17T13:51:34+00:00May 25th, 2012|Grief and Loss, Relationships, Self Awareness|Comments Off on Loneliness

Many of you, I am sure, have experienced loneliness even when you are with others. It is that something deep in you is not met, not seen, not answered by the one you are with, leading to a feeling of sorrow, emptiness or disappointment. The whole matchmaking and dating industry is founded on this deep-seated [...]

3 May, 2012

The Value Of Suffering

By |2017-01-17T13:51:34+00:00May 3rd, 2012|Anxiety and Depression, Carl Jung, Grief and Loss, Self Awareness|Comments Off on The Value Of Suffering

“It sucks!” This was the valuation of a young person recently who was commenting on a life situation she was finding particularly difficult. I had to agree. But the part she was missing, was the lesson or learning that was embedded in the experience. When someone is suffering, the last thing they usually want to [...]