July 19, 2018 Smink Blog: Caregivers Experience Compassion Fatigue Because They Care

By Edward M. Smink Ph.D I am fascinated that compassion fatigue occurs because caregivers care – not an abnormality, which most in our culture may argue, but something very normal in the life of a caregiver. This was important to me for two reasons. The first was to understand more fully my own experience of […]

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June 18, 2018 Koehler Blog: ON THE MEMORY OF ANTHONY BOURDAIN

By Dori Koehler Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. —William Butler Yeats[1]            As I complete this blog, it’s been a […]

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January 29th, 2018 Raffa Blog: The Shape of Water: The Shape of Change?

By Jean Raffa Filmgoers may have laughingly dismissed Godzilla, I Was a Teenage Werewolf, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon in the 1950s, but nobody laughs at the real-life monsters we see on television every day in the form of terrorists, genocidal dictators, and political leaders who incite divisiveness and spout nuclear threats. We […]

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January 23, 2018 Culpepper Blog: Projective Drawing and the PMAI®: Helping Autistic Students Gain Greater Self-Knowledge

By Katherine Culpepper I am a marriage and family counselor, a school counselor in an inner city high school, and a counselor in a relatively new program (four years) designed for students on the autism spectrum who seek vocational training after they graduate from high school. (This is a school department initiative to help these […]

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November 13, 2017 Sells Blog: Sabina Spielrein: The Woman and the Myth

By Angela Sells i am accused of tending to the past as if I made it, as if I sculpted it with my own hands, I did not. this past was waiting for me when I came, a monstrous unnamed baby, and I with my mother’s itch took it to breast and named it History. […]

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October 30, 2017 Koehler Blog: Mythologizing Mickey Mouse, or How I Came to Interpret Disneyland as a Temple

By Dori Koehler All Disneyland really is, you see, is a projection outward of the phenomenology of the imagination. And, if they can’t go into their own imaginations, they might just as well go into Walt Disney’s and he’ll help them. And that’s what religions have done all the time. —Joseph Campbell, Pathways to Bliss, […]

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September 11, 2017 Melander Blog: See-Through Isn’t Just For Lingerie: How To See Into Essence

By Leigh Melander “I see, said the blind man, and he picked up his hammer and saw.” For most of us, vision drives our experience of the world. When we are awake, we see. Even our blinking doesn’t interfere with our seeing; most of the time we are unaware of the movement of our eyelids. […]

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July 31, 2017 Shore Blog: Meet the Japanese Wonder Woman

By Leslie Shore Just as most of the world was reeling from political dark horse and novice Donald Trump’s shocking upset victory to become the 45th President of the United States, a soft but firm voice re-emerged from the international shadows. That voice is Japanese Master Animator Hayao Miyazaki, who announced in November 2016 that […]

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April 24, 2017 Lovejoy Blog: Maui the Heroic Monster

By Rebekah Lovejoy The Disney animated film Moana is a timely illustration of the impact the heroic personality currently has within our culture. On first glimpse, Moana is the story of an innocent young girl who becomes the grounded leader of her tribe. It could be seen as Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. However, within it […]

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March 29, 2017 Boardman Blog: Persephone Rising, Artemis’s Indomitable Spirit, and the Power of Hidden Figures: Reflections on Cycles of Visibility

by Beth Boardman ~ Gratitude: Bolen, Jean Shinoda. Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman. San Francisco: Conari, 2014 Pearson, Carol S. Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within. New York: HarperElixir, 2015 Shetterly, Margot Lee. Hidden Figures. New York: Wm. Morrow-HarperCollins, 2016 ~ Heart-rise: The Persephone Path On the cusp of spring, after months of invisible […]

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