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The Other Side of the Mole Hill

(3) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 1:16 PM

Ten years ago tonight, an unexpected door opened in my life. It was one of those moments you never want to imagine living through, and as it happened, I knew the reality of it was bigger than me. Life suddenly became so serious, even at 24 years old. And yet,...

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Losing Control and Gaining Yourself

(2) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 9:32 AM

Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud fathered the idea behind the psychoanalytical term called the "Complex," as a core pattern of emotions, memories, perceptions, and wishes in the personal unconscious organized around a common theme. There's the differentiation between personal consciousness and collective consciousness. The latter binds us together as a...

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Post Traumatic Stress In-Order

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2012 | 4:18 PM

So I was reading Dr. Robert Anthony 's book, "Beyond Positive Thinking," this week, on a particularly gray day. I guess in wanting to kick the end of the winter out of my life right now, I needed some soul reprisal of some sort. In it, he discusses living in...

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PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Reflections on Aging, and What It Means to Be Beautiful

(7) Comments | Posted April 2, 2010 | 1:11 PM

Working in beauty with Clark's Botanicals, most people I encounter are concerned with aging -- losing that vitality we all had when we were 19 or 20, but keeping all of what we've learned since then. We want the best of both worlds -- to cling to the effervescence without...

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PBS' 'This Emotional Life': How I Coped With A Life Changing Accident

(9) Comments | Posted January 1, 2010 | 12:47 PM

For me, this time of year, as for so many others, is a time of reflection of the passed year, and what is to lie ahead. And while a surge of emotions hits me all at once, like a typhoon, I feel nothing, literally. I am paralyzed, by traditional medical...

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