Have you ever worked diligently on a creative piece of writing, held your breath for the approval of your audience, and then got rejected? You can't really understand the word, 'deflated' unless you've been emotionally rejected or you're a writer.
In the old days any serious writer worth their salt got rejected plenty of times before they got a publishing…Continue
Added by Courtney Marchesani on April 10, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Inner Meets Outer
A couple of weeks ago I picked up an interesting book called, The Life and Times of a Reluctant Spy, by Larry J. Kolb. I'm not into spy novels but it stood out. It was used so it didn't cost that much. I thought it would be entertaining. A welcome switch since I've been reading a lot of heavy psychological stuff like Terrence McKenna, Carl Jung, and Joseph Campbell.
On the cover the…Continue
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Fasting for Intuition - Is it Transpersonal?
I was not raised with any particular religion so the idea of ritual fasting was completely foreign to me. Growing up in northeastern Pennsylvania farm country, we come from a long line of Methodist farmers. Life was centered around a solid work ethic. We hunted off the land, cut firewood in the summertime to prepare for winter, and baled hay in the summer. Our family focused on sports, education, and community. By the time…Continue
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In Clinical Psychology we used to talk a lot about baseline. The first thing a clinician assesses is the patient's baseline level of functioning. Sadly, when I was in the field, many times our team assessed a first psychiatric break, meaning our patient suffered a 'break' from reality. The baseline level of functioning assesses mental and emotional stability before a psychiatric crisis. Then, treatment is focused through a certain level of care, to reach…Continue
After returning from a week in Costa Rica, I felt energized, buzzing with pure pristine energy from life in the rainforest. When I got back home, I used the expansive energy for as long as I could. It lasted for about a week and materialized through my writing. I wrote a script through those glorious seven days.
Then, the natural effects of the buzz started to wear off and reality struck home. Anchorage, Alaska even though coming through a mellow…Continue