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Activating Our Innate Drive Toward Wholeness – Working with the “Shadow”

If you are trying to walk on the path towards self-improvement and discovering your full potential, that means truly examining your “shadow.” Much like the dark image that you cast onto the sidewalk, your psychological “shadow” is a part of you that you carry with you all the time but perhaps never really notice. It contains the darker parts of yourself that you would rather ignore or push away

Depression: Is It Your Choice? – Consider These Facts

Has anyone ever told you that being depressed is a choice? If that were true, why would anyone actually want to be depressed? The reality is that depression isn’t something that you chose to happen to you. In fact, there are many factors that could cause you to become depressed. Factors that are completely outside of your control, ranging from traumatic life events to your brain’s chemical makeup.

Personal Development: Is There More to Your Life Than What You’ve Explored Thus Far?

Perhaps you’re all about personal development and improvement. It may be something that you’ve become more interested in lately during your current stage of life.However, as you contemplate what you’ve done with your life, do you catch yourself asking if there’s more to it than what you’ve explored thus far? Yes, you’ve been doing a lot of introspection, but is there something you’ve missed?  What if you missed something that could change your whole paradigm?

Confronted with Big Life Changes? – 5 Strategies for Transitioning with Grace

If there is one certainty in life, it’s that there will be change.You can’t escape it, no matter how hard you try. Some changes are bigger than others, such as committing to a life partner, retiring from a job, switching careers, or any number of other significant transitions in life. And even when these transitions are expected, they can still be difficult to confront.

Feel Uncomfortable in Your Own Skin? – 3 Ways to Tapping into Your Authentic Self

You’re supposed to have it all: a stable career, a great family, and living the comfortable American lifestyle. Yet, something feels off.It’s really hard to explain, but you have this nagging thought in the back of your head. You just don’t feel comfortable or “right” in your own skin. In fact, you may wonder if there is anything more.

Cognitive Distortions: Finding Your Way Out of the Negative Mindset of Depression

The renown psychotherapist Carl Jung once said, “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.” This is important to consider if you are struggling with depression—and in particular associated cognitive distortions. Oftentimes it’s more tempting to try to run away from the negative mindset of depression. Yet, […]