The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Archetypal and Narrative Intelligence Tools for Your Journey
Carol S. Pearson Ph.D.
Today my country is experiencing a dual economic and health crisis. We are also in the midst of recognizing that achieving a positive outcome is up to leaders at every level.
Archetypal characters can help us think about what we truly love to do and how we want to benefit others.
Western culture emphasizes individualism and, therefore, being authentic and true to who we are. Who we are, of course, is influenced by others, who also may be influenced by us.
Developing narrative intelligence is a boon to individuation and growth.
Many of us face a crucible or severe test at some point in our lives, but for the most part, it is thankfully not played out upon a public stage. Not so for companies and brands.
When life feels like a drag and events are depressing, it is a good time to lighten up. For that, we can call on the Jester.
Warriors generally are associated with two kinds of courage: (1) the ability to fight to protect themselves and (2) setting goals and developing the strength and skills...
It is important to recognize that we are in the midst of a major unfinished revolution, so that behaviors persist in both men and women that are remnants from a patriarchal legacy.
Horror is today's most profitable film genre. Why do we like these movies, and what are they telling us?
Fights over conflicting viewpoints, including those between young adults and their parents, are common in life.
Most of us get little help in navigating sibling relationships or seeing how they affect us.
How the feminine saves the world.
Neotribalism is a sociological term that describes the way many countries are splintering apart in response to a global society in which it is difficult to find our individual iden
This is the last in a series of three blogs in which I offer an archetypal approach to understanding the forces at work both in the U.S. and around the world.
This is the second in a series of three blogs in which I offer an archetypal approach to understanding the forces at work both in the U.S. and around the world.
Struggling to make sense of current events the US? I offer an archetypal approach to understanding the forces at work around us.
Being genuine in a shallow culture.
Have you ever wished you had the equivalent of a map, handbook, or GPS that would help you know what to do and where to go to be happy?
As we move into next week, with the Democratic National Convention coming up, let us equally hope that Democrats take the high road and do not respond in kind...
A look at Hillary's presidential strengths and weaknesses
Who is the trickster? What needs to be subverted?
I’m visiting with friends and one of them asks, “What is going on? Is this America?"
Understanding spring as an archetype and awakening it in you
The difficult task of knowing how to differentiate ourselves from our views
To thrive in today’s world, it is critical to be able to track emerging cultural stories that empower rather than limit you.
Ever feel lost, despairing, angry, and searching for answers? I have, and found some answers through learning how to trigger my body's joy hormones.
Princess Leia has not lost faith. Persephone is rising.
Most people have no idea that the stories inside our heads determine much of what we notice in the world or how we string our observations together to make meanings of them.
Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., a former provost and professor, is the author of The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By. Her newest book, Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within.