What is an "Orphan Child" Archetype?

Not feeling close to your family feels a lot like a ship without an anchor: it feels as though there is nothing tethering you to the safety of knowing you’ll be ok. However, not having a strong family connection does not have to be detrimental to your development. In fact, when people don’t have this connection, they often unconsciously create familial bonds with friends and other figures to make up for it. 

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Why Losing Weight May Not Make You Happy

We live in a society where it is not only socially acceptable but socially expected for people to be actively pursuing weight loss. This comes from an unscientific cultural notion that fat is unhealthy. This idea is in contrast to a lot of research which points to the fear of gaining weight has more negative health outcomes than being in a larger body. 

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Embracing the Shadow

I see my shadow as my greatest teacher. My shadow is my mirror. My shadow reminds me that I still have work to do in my self-development. My shadow prompts me to not think of myself as so different from others, but, rather, uses others as a way to have a deeper understanding of myself.

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