Expressing Genius

  One of the salient features about our individual Genius is that it wants to be expressed. We have all heard countless stories and parables about the idea that there is something vital and important inside each one of us. This information can be quite inspiring, making us feel...

Summoning Genius – A 10 Week Class

SUMMONING GENIUS: A 10 Part Self Exploration Series Evoking your Soul’s Unique Life Purpose Location: The Peace House, 543 S. Mountain Ave, Ashland, OR 97520 When: Wednesdays from 7pm-8:30pm beginning June 22, 2016 through August 24, 2016. The Summoning Genius class series is designed to help individuals discover their inborn life callings, unique...

Our Changing Sense of Value

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. —Robert Frost Part of our psychological state when we...

Inner Resources

There are many times in our lives when we are presented with extremely difficult circumstances that we are somehow forced to face and to deal with. Most times we don’t feel that we actually have the strength or depth of energy that we need in order to navigate the...

Midlife Growth

There is a teaching story which depicts a teacher and a student standing inside a building with high windows. They observe that a pigeon has become trapped inside the building and is confused as to how to get out. The pigeon has become exhausted from its attempts to find...

The Importance of Play

 “To stimulate creativity one must develop childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition.” – Albert Einstein One thing that happens to most of us by the time midlife rolls around is that we have stopped playing. Through our early adulthoods, we most likely have lived our...

The true nature of a Midlife Crisis

Most people are aware of the word crisis associated with the word midlife. This pairing of words was first used in a paper by the Canadian psychoanalyst Elliot Jaques, who was 48 at the time of its publication. The two words are rarely seen without one another these days,...

Encounter Genius in Liminal Space

One of the hallmarks of finding ourselves in a midlife transition is the sense of living in- between worlds. We have operated under what can be called our young world view up until now, and we’re finding that our ideas and conclusions about what life is about and what...

Learning to Listen

“Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great wind is bearing me across the sky.” -Ojibwa saying The best way to frame the idea of listening for our Genius callings is to embrace the notion that all the while we are searching and striving...

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