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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Third Factor’s First Anniversary Update

Greetings, loyal readers and new visitors!  The fireworks are not only to celebrate the Fourth of July here in the United States, but also to celebrate the fact that we finally got this issue out.  After all, as some of you may have noticed, the May/June issue has become the July/August issue. Since the editorial […]

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Self-Creation After Chaos

Chaos around her and intensity within her led the teenage Lotte van Lith to an eating disorder. Now, having recovered and reintegrated, she helps gifted people express their intensity with self-compassion—and let loose their incredible creativity in the process.

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How Overexcitabilities Manifest Through Your Voice

I coach voices. That is, people come and see me when they experience a problem with voice or communication. They find it difficult to make themselves heard or feel that they are not always being understood. They might have a hard time expressing themselves or struggle with nervousness when they have to speak in front […]

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Creativity as a Collective Activity

  For fellowship to be right, there must be organization within diversity; clarity in purpose within the strength of diversity. Then does fellowship lead to order. —I Ching After eight years living abroad in Canada, I returned to my native Poland to establish a high school in Warsaw—a process of creation that ultimately led its […]

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Join the Third Factor editorial team!

Third Factor Magazine is seeking volunteer editors to help develop content for the website.  We are delighted to consider any interested candidate, but because of the nature of what we can offer our editors, this opportunity is likely to be particularly suited to undergraduate or graduate English or creative writing majors with an interest in […]

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