There is a whole field of study called Adult Development, which specializes in studying the psycho-social development of adults. It's less well known than the field of Child Development, but it seems much more useful for understanding what is going

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Many years ago, sitting in a workshop room in Oregon, I listened as the workshop leader told us that human beings have 4 powers: the power to think, to feel, to decide, and to act. I wasn’t so sure about

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In the world of transformational inner work, there’s a phenomenon that is often called ‘the turn.’ It is the time when the main goal of a person’s life shifts from the usual one of pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain to

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As I've gotten older, I've decided to focus more on Learning through Joy, rather than the usual method, Learning through Suffering.What is that? Well, one answer to the question, “Why is there so much suffering in the world?” is that

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Everyone wants to feel safe. My 40 years of experience as a therapist has led me to believe that it is the first need for everyone, the need that comes before other needs. Some people say that we need to

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