August 07, 2019 Pearson Blog: Depth Leadership: How to Live Your Calling and Succeed in Leading Others

By Carol S. Pearson Leadership today is too often viewed as a function or role conferred only by some authority. Yet, whether you are a parent, a teacher, a supervisor, a CEO, president of a country, or someone who acts because something needs to be done and no one else is doing it, you can […]

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June 14, 2019 Sells Blog: Sansa and the Strength of Endurance

*Contains Spoilers*   [Persephone] was filled with a sense of wonder, and she reached out with both hands             to take hold of the pretty plaything. And the earth, full of roads leading every which way, opened up under her.             It happened on the Plain of Nysa. There it was that the Lord who receives many […]

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May 27, 2019 Sells Blog: Arya Stark: Transforming an Image of Abduction

 He seized her against her will, put her on his golden chariot, And drove away as she wept.   By Angela Sells *Contains Spoilers* (Author’s Note: While the figure of Thanatos in Greek mythology more closely represents an actual “Lord of Death,” Hades has passed into modern parlance and become synonymous with both the realm of […]

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April 29, 2019 Selig Blog: The Creator Meets the Critic at the Nursery

By Jennifer Leigh Selig My newest book has been birthed—she’s just a few days old now. To say it was a labor of love is trite, but no less true. Deep Creativity: Seven Ways to Spark Your Creative Spirit took three years to conceive, grow, and release, and my co-creators Deborah Anne Quibell and Dennis Patrick […]

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April 11, 2019 Pearson Blog: Finding Yourself and Expanding Your Horizons

By Carol S. Pearson Western culture emphasizes individualism and, therefore, being authentic and true to who we are. Who we are, of course, is influenced by others, who also may be influenced by us. Social neuroscientists have posited that humans evolved through interactions, as each person, each group, and each region shared their stories with others. […]

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March 22, 2019 Hobbs Blog: Captain Marvel: Harnessing a Woman’s True Power

By Priscilla Hobbs *Contains Spoilers* I admit that I was skeptical when I walked into the theater. In a Tarantinoesque duality, I’m a “DC Girl.” I like superheroes who are emotionally complex. Okay, really, I just like Batman. So when Captain Marvel[i], the latest installment in the ever-expanding Marvel Comics Universe (MCU for short), was announced, […]

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January 4, 2019 Pearson Blog: What Stories Are You Living—and What Unconscious Assumptions Determine What You Do?

By Carol S. Pearson When someone asks, “How are you?”, you might say, “Great!” or “I’m good” or “Hanging in there” or some such, and leave it at that. But if you are talking with a friend, loved one, or anyone who seems truly interested, likely you might share an anecdote about why you feel […]

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October 23, 2018 Koehler Blog: Eleusis in Scotland? Persephone Rises in Outlander

By Dori S. Koehler People disappear all the time. Young girls run away from home. Children stray from their parents and are never seen again… Most are found eventually. Disappearances, after all, have explanations… usually….[i] It’s fashionable in this contemporary moment of #MeToo to dismiss the myth of Demeter and Persephone. It is, after all, […]

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Persephone Rising: A Transformational Feminine Energy Now Emerging in Women and Men

By Carol S. Pearson Are Public Events Evoking Anxiety in You or Those You Know? The recently released paperback edition of my book Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within includes a new preface that demonstrates how this story and its main characters—Persephone, Demeter, Zeus, and Dionysus—parallel key contemporary public figures, political parties, and movements. As we view […]

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August 27, 2018 Culpepper Blog: War, Loss, and a Self-Directed Life: An Archetypal Study

By Katherine Culpepper In an earlier post on this site, “Projective Drawing and the PMAI: Helping Autistic Students Gain Greater Self-Knowledge”(January 23, 2018), I introduced a method of combining the House-Tree-Person drawing with the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicatoras a way to assess and develop the five social-emotional core competencies with students. Readers of this blog are […]

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