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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October 31, 2019 Koehler Blog: Roger’s Labors: The Resonance of Psyche and Eros in Outlander

By Dori Koehler If it’s true that myths and archetypes are alive and well and, as Barbra Streisand once said in The Mirror Has Two Faces,“living in my apartment,” then it’s also true that the material that constellates them is found in our stories, most notably the stories that hook the soul of a culture and […]

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What’s Good and What’s Bad About Narcissism? Opportunity or Dysfunction?

By Carol S. Pearson Narcissism has been making the news lately. People are concerned that some politicians and CEOs may be narcissists. To understand what is going on in the world today and to recognize how you and I can be happy, successful, and positive influences, it is helpful to view narcissism on a continuum, […]

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September 2019 Newsletter

Fall Musings on Current Crises, Archetypes, and Consciousness Dear Friend: Summer has come and gone, as has the fall equinox. We are entering the time of going inward and also letting go of what no longer serves us in our culture and our own attitudes and attachments. Here in Maryland, the days are still warm, […]

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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 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend: The Summer Solstice has just passed, signaling the official beginning of summer. And for many of us long past school age, this time triggers a nostalgia for the freedom to roam and play, a freedom much curtailed in today’s world. But then some kids now go to all those cool camps!  In truth, I’m […]

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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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