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31 August, 2015

What Stands in the Way of Your Happiness?

By |2017-01-17T13:51:30+00:00August 31st, 2015|Myth and Meaning|Comments Off on What Stands in the Way of Your Happiness?

There is only one reason anyone initially goes into therapy – they sense that something is amiss in their lives. They feel that they are not living up to their potential or perhaps there is a particular relationship or issue that seems to be standing in the way of their happiness or well-being. Often clients [...]

9 November, 2014

Whom or What Do We Serve?

By |2017-01-17T13:51:31+00:00November 9th, 2014|Myth and Meaning, Self Awareness|2 Comments

The image of this beautiful cow at the Cow's Ball in Bohinj, Slovenia has stayed with me since attending this wonderful local annual festival in Bohinj last September. It is an annual ritual in which the local people celebrate and honour the cows as they bring them down from the high mountain pastures to the [...]

21 June, 2014

Seven Habits of the Happy Introvert: Living in the World of Yin

By |2017-01-17T13:51:31+00:00June 21st, 2014|Myth and Meaning, Self Awareness|16 Comments

  Notice I didn’t say the “successful” introvert. Self-help books abound on how to be successful: The 10 Habits of a Successful Leader, Seven Ways to be an Effective Leader, The 8 Habits of the Self-Made Rich, How to be a Success and Achieve Abundance: 8 Steps to Achieve Your Goals, etc. Frankly,these titles just [...]

18 May, 2014

A Terrible Love of War: a book review

By |2017-01-17T13:51:31+00:00May 18th, 2014|Myth and Meaning, Relationships, Self Awareness|39 Comments

James Hillman’s extraordinary book, A Terrible Love of War, examines the phenomena of war in our world in an effort to understand its importance, its inevitability, its impact and its meaning. It is divided into four chapters: War is Normal, War is Inhuman, War is Sublime, and Religion is War. While the first chapter lays [...]

16 March, 2014

Healing the Mother Complex or Learning the Power of No

By |2017-01-17T13:51:32+00:00March 16th, 2014|Myth and Meaning, Relationships, Self Awareness|Comments Off on Healing the Mother Complex or Learning the Power of No

Beware. Many therapists, social workers, ‘do-gooders’ and ‘good mothers or fathers’ have a raging mother complex lying underneath the calm, kind exterior, and it’s a killer. This complex knows no gender boundaries and can be equally present in both  men and women. In my blog on The Inner Community, I talked about complexes in general, [...]