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Want some soulful reading?

You’ll find here a collection of short articles which apply depth psychology ideas to everyday personal experiences.

Keeping It Simple

Henry David Thoreau said in Walden, “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify!” How do we begin to simplify our lives? We begin with being aware of what we are doing and why. We ask:  Towards what and to whom am I putting my energy? We then ask:  What drives me to do […]

The Divine Child

At this time of year, many people celebrate Christmas and the birth of the child of God, Jesus. As with any child that appears in dreams or myths, it usually signals the emergence of previously unknown psychic material into consciousness. What is the Christ child trying to bring into our consciousness? Archetypically, the child appears […]

The Art of Giving

It’s the time of year when charities and agencies are asking the community for money, toys and other needed items. We are being asked to be generous. Generosity is freely sharing what you have with others without expectation of reward or return. The giving can take many forms: money, possessions, time, attention, aid, encouragement, emotional […]

Social and Environmental Consciousness

Being environmentally or socially conscious is often difficult. For example, as one contemplates throwing an empty cardboard toilet-paper roll into the bathroom trash container, there may be a fleeting thought of walking the roll to the kitchen recycling area or even placing it on the vanity counter to move later. The thought leaves and into […]

The Importance of Loss & Grief

Although losses occur throughout life, the time from mid-life onward presents an increase of unavoidable transitions and changes. Common losses include retirement, downsizing households, offspring moving away, deaths and declining or changing health. More than just an inevitable part of life, Jungians regard aging as a “developmental stage”; a stage that can be lived with […]

Diane Hancox, MA, CCC provides counselling services to Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo and Vancouver Island.