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Dating Survival Guides Part 2: You Are Enough

They (whoever ‘they’ are) say to always lead with your strength.  I’m going to lead with one of my weaknesses – sometimes I feel like I’m not enough.  1,028 more words

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Part of us is grouchy and lives in Florida

Understanding archetypes goes much deeper than a chat about a movie and beyond the confines of a psychology textbook.  An archetype is not just a pattern “out there” in theory but it is a recurring set of experiences that unfold through the course of a human life.   969 more words

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Summertime and the Child Archetype

It’s summertime here in the northern hemisphere and it seems our Child archetypes are clamoring to go out and play.  I remember as a child, summer was about being outside and hanging out doing whatever we fancied at the time.   575 more words

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Prostitute Finds Faith in You

The term Prostitute doesn’t typically come up in polite conversation. It does however in popular culture, usually  in it’s slang form, “ho”. In fact “ho” is used quite liberally and casually in music, movies and by kids talking on the bus. 600 more words

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Survival Archetypes and "The Wizard of Oz"

The film “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” provides a prime example of the hero’s journey of each of the four survival archetypes: the Child, the Victim, the Prostitute, and the Saboteur.   838 more words

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Survival Archetypes aka the Fab Four

The four ‘Survival Family’ of archetypes are common to everyone.  The are called ‘survival’ archetypes because they symbolize both our major life challenges and strengths and how we choose to survive. 863 more words

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The Child Archetype

Simply said, we all have had a childhood and a part of us remains a child throughout our lives.  Eight or Eighty we are all still capable of playing wild and free, throwing tantrums, hiding from grown-ups (authority), believing that anything can happen or just being silly for the sake of doing so. 1,756 more words

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