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Five Ways STAGES Can Improve Therapy and Coaching

In September, Terri and I will host our first online course, STAGES Essentials for Psychotherapy and Coaching. As a practicing psychotherapist and early adopter of the STAGES model, I thought it might be helpful to share some of my experience of applying STAGES to my...

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The Building Blocks of Shadow and Spirit

Strange as it may seem, the building blocks of shadow are the same exact building blocks of spirit. The only difference is how we use those building blocks. If we use them to understand the nature of reality more accurately, then we move to higher, stronger, broader,...

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Growing Up is Like Blowing up a Balloon

Growing up through stages is often depicted in a stair step image. You begin at a baby stage, and then take a step up to a toddler stage, then to a preteen, an adolescent, an early adult, and finally as an elder you make it to the top of the stair case, or the...

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Welcome from Kim

Hello everyone! Welcome to Developmental Life Design! Terri and I are so excited to introduce you to our new website and to all the events and offerings we have. The world has been so welcoming to us and we want to return the favor by welcoming you into our lives....

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Welcome from Terri

A warm greeting to you all! I am looking forward to connecting with you, and learning with you the ways that our work with STAGES might be of service to you personally in your continued discovery of yourself, your family and your work.

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Growing Up is Waking Up

“Growing up is waking up is growing up” is my life’s passion. To me, “growing” and “waking" are quite interdependent. Here's how: Growing Up By “growing up” I mean the developmental phases we go through in our lives. Most of us can see this happening with babies. When...

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Exploring Shadow, Deepening Soul

When Soul is taken hostage by shadow, our connection to Spirit is shackled. We may fight against it, run from it, or become complacent in it, but never free ourselves from it. Release from the bindings of shadow has been shrouded in magical thinking since Freud first...

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