A portrait of a face that falls somewhere between cubist and impressionist.

Reading Time: 5 minutes You aren’t going to want to hear this. You’re headstrong, stubborn, independent and determined. These are all qualities which will be useful later in life, but—you should hear me out. I write this because I know what happens next. I know what you were forced to do, how you suffered then and for so many […]

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An abstract painting blurry on the borders, vivid yellows, reds, blues mix in the middle.

Reading Time: 7 minutes Many infertile couples have had to set aside their dream of having children. What is the best response when one of them shares such news with you? A while back I wrote an article, “Sometimes It’s Best to Say Nothing,” that explains what not to say to couples who are dealing with infertility and in […]

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A painting of two rocks with chyrstalline insides, approaching each other like amoeba.

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the past I’ve thought that peace and fulfillment in life would come when balance was achieved. We often speak of balancing our work and pleasure, or our service and personal time. For a long time, this balance in society could be seen as an either/or concept. A higher consciousness has revealed that this duality […]

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A drawing of a person and a dog walking into a void.

Reading Time: 4 minutes In my first class of transpersonal regression therapy my teacher asked me: “How sure are you that you are the I of today? How much of you is truly you?” I believe I took a long time to think and wonder about that question. But then, with every regression session I went on to have […]

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An abstract painting featuring yellow, purple and red blothces on a black background.

Reading Time: 18 minutes “Everyone recognizes the certainty [of his death], but lays it on one side, like other theoretical truths that are not applicable in practice, without taking it into his vivid consciousness.” (Schopenhauer) When Sigmund Freud arrived at the possibility of a “death instinct” in Beyond the Pleasure Principle he acknowledged that he had “unwillingly steered our […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Michelle Akin is a life coach who used to think she was no good. Thanks in large part to a 12-step program she realized that she is a product of her environment and is feeling less guilty about acting out. With the help of a supportive community she’s able to get by.

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A drawing of a woman with three faces.

Reading Time: 3 minutes “The Future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.” I read the above beautiful quote recently in the foreword of a book by Rainier Maria Rilke. It got me contemplating. I concluded that it is utterly true that my future enters me long before it transforms into my present […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Akiko Momose believes that most of our wounds are over a thousand years old. To heal them now, we must identify the ancient roots of our suffering and show ourselves mercy.

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