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The Shadow Self and Close Relationships

The Shadow Self and Close Relationships

A conversation with a friend today inspired me to share my understanding of why our ‘shadow’ qualities get triggered when we are in a relationship with others and what we can do to grow beyond them. Let’s take close relationships – marriage, friendships, partnerships. Why do our very close ones – our partners who we used to love so much seem to trigger the worst in us? Why do we love this person that pays no attention to us, but all into our friend instead? Why do some couples look so odd, yet seem so happy and harmonious? It feels…

Putting on weight? Coronavirus to blame? Or, maybe, there is something else at play?

Putting on weight? Coronavirus to blame? Or, maybe, there is something else at play?

Quite a few people have told me that they’ve been putting on weight recently as they found themselves locked-down during this Coronavirus pandemic. Actually, many. For all obvious reasons, coronavirus situation seems like a legitimate reason, but it’s only an effect, not the cause of our weight troubles, myself including. Numerologically, the earth has entered year four of its current 9-year cycle. It’s a trough year – a year of consolidation and rest. The earth is resting, consolidating and integrating the changes of the past years and preparing for a new leap. People, who have also hit a low in…