Issue 8: Growth Through Self-Understanding

Reflecting on Ourselves

Dear Readers, Welcome to our September/October 2019 issue!  We’re delighted to feature two returning contributors as well as a new contributor and a new interviewee in this issue. The thread that ties all their stories together is that of reflecting: that essential process through which we come to understand ourselves better, thereby experiencing growth. In Can […]

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Can You Tell You Are Wrong About You?

Benita diagnosed herself with autism and dyscalculia. With her track record as an expert professional analyst, it was unfathomable to her that she could be wrong.

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A Winding Path to Artisanship

“Starting your own business is a lot of work. It should come as no surprise that ‘entrepreneurship’ is such a long word.” So says Pierre Miller, founder of the Desiderata Pen Company. In this interview, he shares the winding path that led him from his STEM degree to becoming an artisan and a small business owner, and how it required continual work at reintegration.

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Love and Leveling Up: Attachment Theory and Positive Disintegration

Attachment theory helped Merrill understand why she was struggling with relationships. But did it mean that she was doomed to be insecurely attached forever? The lens of positive disintegration helped her trust that it didn’t have to be that way.

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Regulate Overexcitability to Empower Your Voice – Part I: Emotions

Your voice can be your weak spot as well as your strength. In the last issue of Third Factor, I explained how your voice is a barometer that can indicate something is out of balance in another area of your life. I linked this to Dabrowski’s overexcitabilities (OE) and explained how intellectual, imagination, and emotional […]

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