Tagged with Carl Jung

Isadora Duncan. Wannabe Syndrome. And Scarves.

Isadora Duncan. Wannabe Syndrome. And Scarves.

Me. Many years ago. A high school corridor. I’m stopped by two girls, vaguely familiar, with notebooks in hand. Brunette and blonde. Ready to write. “We’re doing a story for the school paper,” the brunette tells me. “Can we ask you a question?” “Yeah, sure!” “Cool! What famous person do you wish you could trade … Continue reading

Why You Don’t Need to Fix Yourself

Why You Don’t Need to Fix Yourself

Last month I was on the receiving end of a technique meant to help people feel better about themselves and their lives. Well, maybe technique is the wrong word. You could probably call it a movement, since it’s gained many followers. And I was game to try it, at least once. So┬áthere I was: Answering … Continue reading

Dreaming and Awakening

I’m busy this week. And about a thousand miles away from summer’s dance of laziness. It’s good, though. A different kind of dance. If July and August were a slow, languid waltz, then September is shaping up to be a peppy, energizing quick step. But I’m lucky. I love my work and when fall rolls … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Mask Edition

A person is least of all himself when he talks as himself. Give him a mask and he will tell the truth. -Oscar Wilde I stumbled upon mask making quite by accident. Early in my career, I was fascinated by the intersection of creativity and personal growth. (Still am, actually.) And since I had a … Continue reading

Dark Magic and the $97 Book

First, a disclaimer: if you’re the author of a $97 book, the title of this post is not meant to imply that you practice voodoo or are the next incarnation of Voldemort. No, not at all. It’s merely a catchy phrase to illustrate that when an archetype is active in our lives, we meet up … Continue reading

Your Inner Magician and the Power of Naming

WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU HEAR THESE WORDS? Abracadabra! Click your heels three times! Open sesame! Expelliarmus! Double double toil and trouble! I’m betting that you recognize we’re in the realm of sorcery. And you immediately know we’re talking about someone with supernatural powers. Because whether it’s a witch or wizard, an illusionist or … Continue reading

The Archetype of Relationship

Today’s my anniversary. Not only have my husband and I been married for 23 years, but we lived together for eight years before we tied the knot. (So yes, you could say we have been known to have difficulty making decisions.) But in those early years, the decision was never about our commitment to each … Continue reading