February 6, 2017 Hare Blog SAILING THE CAREGIVING SEAS: How Archetypes Help Chart the Course

By Lyndall Hare We daughters and sons of elders sometimes find ourselves navigating rough, and even treacherous, seas. We might even experience a bit of seasickness when tacking from “family mediator” to “financial advisor.” And with the ever-changing winds, we might unexpectedly find ourselves sailing in the direction of “case manager” and “health advocate” one […]

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January 23, 2017 Koehler Blog The Audacity of Love: Lessons I Learned from an Obama Presidency

By Dori Koehler I’ve never been an especially political person. In fact, I’ve never felt particularly at home in the community around me. My mind is often engaged in the foreign past – Regency era England with Jane Austen, Victorian England with the Bronte sisters, the Modernist period with W.B. Yeats, or in the ancient […]

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January 2, 2017 Bower Blog: THE OTHER JOURNEY

By Jody Gentian Bower Many have written about the “descent” story in which a woman (sometimes a goddess ) is forced to journey underground to a dark and dangerous place. The archetypal images for this story can be found in the mythical descent journeys of the Greek goddess Persephone and the Sumerian goddess Inanna, as […]

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December 7, 2016 Pearson Blog: Making Lemonade: Part III

By Carol S. Pearson   An Archetypal Plan for Recovering from the U.S. Presidential Election   The U.S. presidential election has left Americans more divided than perhaps at any time since the Civil War. This is the last in a series of three blogs in which I offer an archetypal approach to understanding the forces […]

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December 6, 2016 Pearson Blog: Making Lemonade: Part II

By Carol S. Pearson An Archetypal Plan for Recovering from the U.S. Presidential Election     The U.S. presidential election has left Americans more divided than perhaps at any time since the Civil War. This is the second in a series of three blogs in which I offer an archetypal approach to understanding the forces […]

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December 5, 2016 Pearson Blog: Making Lemonade: Part I

By Carol S. Pearson An Archetypal Plan for Recovering from the U.S. Presidential Election The U.S. presidential election has left Americans more divided than perhaps at any time since the Civil War. In this series of three blogs, I offer an archetypal approach to understanding the forces at work both in the U.S. and around […]

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November 14, 2016 Atlee Blog: How Saturday Night Live (Briefly) Restored the Innocent Archetype

By Cindy Atlee Depending on which side of the outcome you were on, last week’s election may have produced a lot of tears. That happened for me on the Saturday night before the vote, in a very unexpected way and certainly via an unexpected source. Saturday Night Live reduced me to tears. Yes, that Saturday […]

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October 17, 2016 Walsh Blog: HEALING TRAUMA WITH CREATIVITY

By Carol K. Walsh Persephone wisdom is present in kairos moments of insight when you suddenly know what you are to do; in a visitation from a muse that furthers your creativity; or in the feeling of time standing still because what you are doing feels so right and your attention is completely on the […]

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October 10, 2016 Adson Blog: The Creator: Make Something of Yourself

By Patricia R. Adson, PPC, Ph.D. As a long-time student and colleague of Carol S. Pearson, it has been my mission (and my great joy) to further the application of her hero’s journey twelve archetype model to the fields of psychotherapy and coaching. To that end, I have written two books based on my experience […]

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September 26, 2016 Pearson Blog: The Secret to Being Real, Successful, and Happy

By Carol S. Pearson In Texas, where I grew up, we had an expression—“all hat and no cattle”—that summed up a certain kind person. The expression came from seeing people wearing fancy western outfits who had no idea the hard work or long hours required to run, or work in, a cattle ranch. And, they […]

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