The hero is one of the most enduring and prevalent archetypes in our society. It has been around for a long time and seems destined to be around for a long time to come. Some of our earliest images and motifs of the hero comes from Greek and Roman mythology. Characters like Jason and
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Feeling Like a Victim?
Feeling like a victim is something all of us can relate to at least during some point in our lives. Feeling victimized is a sign that we have disconnected ourselves from our own power. This almost always leads to blaming others or shaming yourself.
The victim is a powerful storyteller.
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Video Review of the book, “The Zookeeper’s Wife”, a work of non-fiction by Diane Ackerman.
Book Review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
This book is about black maids working for wealthy white women of Mississippi in the 1960′s during the tumultuous period of the Civil Rights Movement. The story focuses on two maids and one young white girl who means to find out the truth about what happened to her
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The Origins of The Great War
World War I marks the first major conflict of the twentieth century and the beginning of a century punctuated by revolutions, totalitarianism, mass mobilization and bloodshed on an unprecedented scale. The causes that led to the First World War and much of the following conflicts are varied
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Addiction: Regaining Your Power to Choose
Creation of an Addiction
Addictions are the result of a great longing inside of us. This longing happens when the soul is not nourished in childhood. Think back to when you were young. Was there something you wanted to do or be? Did you feel this something stirring deep
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Ancient Bristlecone Pine literally thousands of years old. Cliche? I think not.
The older I get the more cliche I have become. I guess I never realized that all those cliches that have caused an involuntary grimace have only endured because they are too true to fall out of use. I didn’t know that
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Living Free of Expectations
One of the most transforming ideas I have encountered is the concept of living without expectations. This may seem irresponsible, unreliable and fickle. In fact, the opposite is true. Living free of expectations requires me to take full and complete responsibility for my feelings, thoughts, actions/reactions and behaviors. Expectations give me
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Understanding The Rebel Archetype
An American Icon
The Rebel archetype is a very American archetype and is in some ways a definitive behavior of the American individual and is inexorably linked to freedom. Its the wild, wild west with all it’s renegades and law-breakers. America was founded on rebellions from the Pilgrims and Puritans
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