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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 we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time. …

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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 the Destination, It’s the journey. Ralph Waldo Emerson What you are is what you have been. What you will be is what you do now. …

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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. Stephen Hawking The Philosopher’s Corner As I looked further and further into the depths of the rabbit hole we call the psyche, I began to …

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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 a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche The Philosopher’s Corner What are your dreams? What lies just out of sight, on …

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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 trodden exploration of the problems that arise on the analyst’s couch. Instead, Dr. Tom frames past hurt as a cornerstone from which our practical parenting …

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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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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 some time off this weekend to get some rest and to spend a lovely time with my family during my Wife’s Birthday. Happy Birthday… and …

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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 genius to do it. Ralph Waldo Emerson The Philosopher’s Corner With the fall into consciousness, it is said that humankind began to know the nature …

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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 realized that I had undergone a shift within my thought process. While I have primarily focused on my past in the reverie sections up to …

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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 his or her work. Because this study focuses on models of consciousness from Eastern and Western viewpoints, it is imperative to offer a definition of …

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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.

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