development

Compassion: A Warm Welcome to Life

Inspiration If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama The Philosopher’s Corner Happiness. The most elusive, yet simplistic of all feelings. We all yearn for it, but few can ever achieve it over a prolonged period of time. Why is this the case? Our …

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My Personal Journey to Release Weight

It has been awhile since I have blogged on this. No, I didn’t give up. Things got interesting when COVID-19 Hit, and well, with the pick up in Mental Health business I had to do my part to respond. But the resolve has not ceased. In fact, with the onslaught of this biological pandemic, the …

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Inspiration: The Magical World of Parenting

Daily Inspiration Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. Carl Jung At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. Jane D. Hull Practical Parenting One day into a California Coronavirus lockdown, but one week into my new …

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Inspiration: The Possibility of Being

Dr. Tom explores the Possibilities of Being. Ash-work, the Shadow, and archetypes that lead to finding the glowing embers of soul within.

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. (Marcus Aurelius)

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. (Marcus Aurelius)

Dreaming Our Children’s Life Forward: The Archetypal Development of Siddhartha’s Early Life

Childhood consists of a time when the paradoxical pull between a parent’s dreams for their child and the innate destiny a child will pursue spurs the process of development forward. I feel a joy in my heart as I watch my two son’s grow into their own being. When they laugh, my heart grows wider …

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Today, I am Grateful For? (02/05/2018)

Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some. (Charles Dickens) Today is the first day of a grand experiment. As a psychotherapist, I have long assisted individuals alleviate the misfortunes from which they suffer. However, being exposed to the countertransference phenomenon, …

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Reveries of Consciousness Development

Personal Reveries from Early Consciousness  Our journey to develop consciousness is intimately linked to the development of understanding that exists between life, death, and the other paradoxes that seem to govern the way our mind perceives and processes information. Therefore, the development of consciousness occurs during early childhood, matures throughout the lifecycle, encompasses both our …

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A Developmental Theory of Jungian Psychology

The History between Hermann Hesse and Carl Jung The psychological theories of Carl Gustav Jung share a common history with the writing of Siddhartha. Hesse (2002) began work on this story in 1919 and completed the first portion of the story by 1920. He then underwent a period of severe writer’s block from which he sought …

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Siddhartha, Archetypal Development, & The Lifelong Individuation Process

Introduction           Purpose. In this theoretical work, I explore whether a developmental sequence of archetypes occurs during the lifelong individuation process. Human development is a key concept for the theory underlying psychology and its practice; however, the lack of a developmental perspective based on the theoretical tenets of analytical psychology shows …

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