• kirkakahoshi

    by Published on 01-29-2014 08:55 AM  Number of Views: 1182 
    1. Categories:
    2. Sociology,
    3. Self Help,
    4. Happiness,
    5. Life Purpose,
    6. Men,
    7. Teenagers,
    8. Work-Life Balance,
    9. Anxiety,
    10. Consciousness,
    11. Transitions,
    12. Transpersonal,
    13. Indigenous Practices,
    14. Transformation,
    15. Education,
    16. Rituals,
    17. Practices,
    18. Stress
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    A Psychological Framework of the Phenomenon

    For more than a decade, there has been a sharp increase in the number of individuals in their twenties and thirties who are experiencing an existential crisis. They have reported feeling extreme anxiety and confusion about their life.
    Common symptoms include:
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Questioning the deeper meaning of life
    • Not being clear about their adult identity
    • Wanting a sense of purpose

    I define the quarterlife crisis as an existential crisis that is experienced by individuals in early adulthood. The quarterlife crisis is not an early midlife crisis. A person facing his or her own mortality usually triggers a midlife crisis. ...
    by Published on 01-16-2013 04:31 PM  Number of Views: 437 
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    For more than a decade, there has been a sharp increase in the number of individuals in their twenties and thirties who are experiencing an existential crisis. They have reported feeling numb, like a bystander in their own life; questioning the deeper meaning of life; not being clear about their adult identity; and wanting a sense of purpose. It is more common for people to go through this during their midlife crisis. However, a midlife crisis is usually triggered by a sense of one’s own mortality.


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    Sad Man and Rain by George Hodan


    In 2001, Alexandra Robbins and Abby Wilner coined this phenomenon as a quarterlife crisis. Their book was a tremendous tool for bringing this subject into public awareness. ...
  • valerie

    Masks


    In a Personalities class I took while getting my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, I was asked to answer the following question based on our reading: Are we a composite of different "masks,"or is there a real "you" underneath the masks? This was my response, and how I relate it to coaching.

    The short answer is yes to both. We’re a composite of different masks, or personas, and, there’s a real you, or authentic self, underneath. Some masks may reflect that true self accurately, and others may not. This is something we want to distinguish in coaching because it is empowering.

    Carl Jung is noted for what he calls archetypes, or emotional symbols or images common to all people (i.e. the hero, the wise old man, the trickster... read more
    valerie 03-15-2014, 01:39 PM
    Tags: mask  persona  archetype  shadow 
    shinton

    Some Thoughts on Human Communities



    I was talking to someone about community and in collecting my thoughts around this subject I find it is one of those concepts for which we all have a sense of what it means, but it still defies definition.

    Here is what Wikipedia says;
    “In biological terms, a community is a group of interacting organisms sharing a populated environment. In human communities, intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risks, and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness.

    In sociology, the concept of community has led to significant debate, and sociologists are yet to reach agreement on a definition of the term. There were ninety-four discrete definitions of the
    ... read more
    shinton 02-28-2014, 04:36 PM
    DrBarbara

    Miraculous Mondays: Can Our Marriage Be Repaired After An Affair?


    Thought for the Day: Even after years of working in the field, it is still hard to watch couples struggling with the impact of an affair on their marriages. The sense of betrayal, loss of trust, hurt and anger are unavoidable emotions for the person whose spouse has cheated. The guilt, remorse and self-deprecation of the transgressor also go with the territory. When they come in for therapy after an affair, they are both unsure whether their marriage can be repaired or whether they want to fix it. After I hear what has transpired and get a history of their relationship, here's what I tell them before starting in couples therapy, based on what I have learned from working with couples who have been in their shoes.

    I do not know whether they will be able to repair... read more
    DrBarbara
    RosieKuhn

    Every Choice-Point Grows Leadership

    Leaders aren’t made by titles, position, and prestige; they are made by the choices they make at points in their career, which in the moment seem to have nothing to do with becoming a leader. It has only to do with current situations throwing curve balls in their direction, requiring them to make choices that are in the highest good of the company and in their own highest good as well.

    Let’s say that the company you work for is challenged on many fronts. They are not fulfilling agreements made, which initially enticed you to join the organization. You still believe in the product and service, but no longer trust the competence of the leaders to generate what’s required for success to be yours. Given the current state of the situation, you feel powerless to make a difference for... read more
    RosieKuhn

    Categories:

    Ontology  Transformation 
    kirkakahoshi

    What is the Quarterlife Crisis?



    A Psychological Framework of the Phenomenon

    For more than a decade, there has been a sharp increase in the number of individuals in their twenties and thirties who are experiencing an existential crisis. They have reported feeling extreme anxiety and confusion about their life.
    Common symptoms include:
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Questioning the deeper meaning of life
    • Not being clear about their adult identity
    • Wanting a sense of purpose

    I define the quarterlife crisis as an existential crisis that is experienced by individuals in early adulthood. The quarterlife crisis is not an early midlife crisis. A person facing his or her own mortality usually triggers a midlife crisis.... read more
    kirkakahoshi 01-29-2014, 08:55 AM