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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.

Making the Next Best Choice

What makes a decision better than others? Look at the intention behind making the decision.  Is it based upon any fear?  It is working from a place of abundance or scarcity (which is usually fear-based)?  Who will benefit from your action? Further, look at what values are beneath the decision.  Is it validating virtues of honesty, loyalty, […]

The Role of Boredom

Boredom is a universal state of mind and emotion.  Being bored has a negative connotation and yet, originally it was associated with the monarchy and elite society as they had nothing much or urgent to do, thus, became bored. As with all emotions, the purpose of boredom is to move one into action; it asks […]

Facing Homelessness

Psychologically, the image of a house is a symbol of our self. The condition of the house in a dream (and in our waking reality) indicates the state of our psychic home. We assess: Whose space are we occupying?, What is going on in it?, and What is the condition of it?  Are things in […]

Valuing Finances = Valuing Self

We talk about physical and emotional health, but what about financial health?  Financial health can be seen as how safe we feel about our level of money.  We do not want to be stressed about money; nor do we want to be in denial of our money situation (in order not to be stressed!).  In fact, physical, emotional […]

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 […]

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