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A True Mark of Friendship

Inspirational Quotes You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. —Winnie the Pooh I think … Continue reading A True Mark of Friendship

A Father’s Guide to Wisdom – It’s Not the Destination… It’s the Journey

A Father’s Guide to Wisdom Greetings fellow travelers. Carpé Diem (Seize the Day). In today’s wisdom, I explore two wonderful quotes from Buddha and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Its the not … Continue reading A Father’s Guide to Wisdom – It’s Not the Destination… It’s the Journey

Dr. Thomas Maples: Curiosity... A Whole New World of Possibility!

Curiosity… A Whole New World of Possibility!

Inspiration Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. … Continue reading Curiosity… A Whole New World of Possibility!

Hope… A Mark of Inner Conviction

Inspiration We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon. Franklin D. Roosevelt He who has … Continue reading Hope… A Mark of Inner Conviction

Practical Parenting: Why Do We Hold Onto Past Hurt?

Why Do We Hold Onto Past Hurt In this VLOG on Practical Parenting, Dr. Tom explores the reason why we hold onto past hurts. No, this is not a down … Continue reading Practical Parenting: Why Do We Hold Onto Past Hurt?

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 … Continue reading My Personal Journey to Release Weight

Belief… The Power to Shake the World

Daily Inspiration Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi The Philosopher’s Corner Happy Monday all. I took … Continue reading Belief… The Power to Shake the World

Nature’s Intent… Gratitude for What Is

Inspiration We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. Albert Einstein When nature has work to be done, she creates a … Continue reading Nature’s Intent… Gratitude for What Is

Siddhartha Gautama: The Anima and Mid-Life Development

Dr. Tom continues his exploration of a Jungian Developmental Psychology through analyzing the themes present in Hermann Hesse Siddhartha.

Archetypal Themes of Middle Life Development: Siddhartha and The Middle Path

An psychoanalysis of Siddhartha’s middle-life development and the plight to achieve personal aspirations As I began the process of recollecting the reveries of middle-life and my associations to it, I … Continue reading Archetypal Themes of Middle Life Development: Siddhartha and The Middle Path

Depth Psychology: Monistic & Dualistic Theories of Consciousness (Part 2)

In this series of essays, I will explore the tenets of consciousness from Eastern and Western perspectives. It is imperative for a researcher to identify the core concepts that drive … Continue reading Depth Psychology: Monistic & Dualistic Theories of Consciousness (Part 2)

Archetypal Themes of Siddhartha’s Middle-Life Development

Life, like the leaves of a tree withers away during fall, becomes weak, and eventually descends back to the Earth in order to nurture the future generation that will follow through the rebirth process associated with spring.