Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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Dale M. Kushner
In Part Three of Dale Kushner’s conversation with Jungian analyst Kenneth James, they discuss how archetypes integrate the personal with the collective unconscious.
In Part Two of Dale Kushner’s conversation with Jungian analyst Kenneth James, they discuss the critical role of dreams in Jungian “soul work.”
Dale Kushner interviews Jungian analyst Kenneth James about what makes Jungian analysis different, and why James considers it "soul work."
Carl Jung and Abraham Lincoln experienced prophetic dreams during turbulent times. How might you tell if your dreams are predicting something?
Recent research demonstrates that our brain hemispheres operate differently than we previously understood, and each is involved in everything we do.
Sharing the archetypal human desire to be released from mistakes and difficulties of the past and to begin anew. What do you need to change?
When our home was burglarized, I initially felt fear, violation, and anger. But then came disappointment, helplessness, and a damaged sense of safety. I needed to find a way out.
Can traumatic events from the past be unconsciously carried down generations? Therapist Nikki Mackay explains how family constellation therapy can resolve transgenerational trauma.
What therapists and writers have to say on the power of listening and writing to help us heal from trauma. “All sorrows can be borne if you can put them into a story.”—Isak Dinesen
Contemplative writing combines meditation and writing. Mentor Miriam Hall has been teaching this practice for 15 years and explains how it can help us find wisdom in our confusion.
Writers and researchers testify to the struggles young girls and women have had finding their voices. Is your voice being heard?
While some elements of our culture may condition us to believe we are frauds, others make a strong case that we are so much more.
What do the things we surround ourselves with reveal about us? Your curated collection of objects probably contains more meaning than you realize.
Do you have an unreliable narrator inside you? Brain research indicates that trauma can affect how you interpret day-to-day experiences.
Why many therapists and brain researchers are finding that “letting go” is vital to our emotional well-being.
How to help our minds prepare for catastrophes, but not get overwhelmed by catastrophic thinking.
Expectations can be smashed in two ways: Something happens that is unanticipated, or something we had counted on fails. How do we cope with feeling bereft and vulnerable?
Can ancient myths and recent findings from neuroscience help us find a different perspective about depression?
What if, instead of trying to shun or control our anxiety, we befriended it?
How does waiting make you feel? Stuck? Bored? Angry? Learn how you can change that.
What fathers sacrificing daughters in fairy tales tells us about the value of women in our culture
Today we understand that trauma can be “inherited,” passed down through the generations. Speaking what's unspoken can move us out of victimhood.
Four poets help us explore the complex dynamic between mothers and daughters. "The material here is for the deepest intimacy and the most powerful estrangement.” –Adrienne Rich
"The primary relationship between women is the relationship of mother and daughter."—Kathie Carlson. Understanding that bond through 3 perspectives: personal, feminist, archetypal.
"Behind the personal father whom we know and to whom we relate, lies an innate psychological structure which influences the way we experience him.”—Andrew Samuels
Most of us lie and most of us know when we’re lying. But how many of us have examined why we lie?
Our capacity to be enchanted is crucial to our mental, spiritual, and perhaps even our physical well-being. Let's revisit the meaning of enchantment and make it part of our lives.
Love need not depend on others. Mindfulness teacher Sharon Salzberg shares advice on how to own your experience of love.
To sustain hope when the odds are against us, we must look beyond self-determination and self-improvement to what I call the "daily miraculous."
How do cruelty and meanness get normalized?
Dale M. Kushner, MFA, is author of the novel The Conditions of Love, and an investigator of the intersection between creativity, healing, and spirituality.