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Rising Above Failure

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on July 23, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Have you ever experienced a failure that left you feeling humiliated and worthless? I'm sure you have since failure is just part of our normal lives as human beings. But the mistakes we make out of carelessness or neglect can be the most painful, because we know in our hearts that they could have been avoided if we had just made a different choice. In these cases we must bear...

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Change Your Life With the 30-Day Thank-You Challenge

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on February 24, 2015 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (1)



If you are looking for a way to boost your happiness, health and relationships with one simple practice, the answer to your search is this: Gratitude. Studies have shown that cultivating an attitude of thankfulness in your life correlates with well-being, strengthened relationships with

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My 10-step pledge to integrity

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on May 23, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (1)

One of the qualities I have always claimed to value is INTEGRITY. I have preached it to other people, criticized those who don’t seem to have it and demanded that everyone else operate with it. I have also complained bitterly about the lack of integrity in our society as a whole and cited many examples of the absence of this quality. Yet I have not really checked my own behavior to make sure that I always act with integrity or even that I deeply understand what that means.

When I ...

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When a friend lets you down

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on May 9, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Being betrayed by someone you care about is one of the most painful experiences you will encounter in this life. But it is bound to happen. The nature of this existence is that we are constantly drawn to reach out to other people with whom we can make connections and give and receive the positive feelings that make life worthwhile.

However, no matter how cautious we are, the people we choose to...

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How to resist being manipulated by the Shadow

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on April 15, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Previous posts have introduced the Shadow as the unconscious repository of negative emotion and trauma that can sabotage our ...

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5 Ways positive thinking can hurt more than it helps

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on April 10, 2012 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The power of positive thinking and the law of attraction have had a dramatic influence on our society in recent years as many have recognized that it is better to have a positive outlook on life and its occurrences than to dwell on the negative. And there is also evidence that the energy you put out into the world may come back to you in a similar form, making a strong case for focusing on the positive as much as possible.

But are there times when emphasizing the positive is not he...

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Why we fear change and how we can transcend that fear: Part 2

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on April 3, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)


If you haven’t already done so you may want to read Part 1 of this series for a discussion on why we fear change. This entry will continue the theme by delving into some practical ways to cope with change and overcome our fear. Since we cannot stop change, which is the first fact we must accept, then we’d better figure how we are going to live with it or we are likely to do ourselves ha...

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Why we fear change and how we can transcend that fear: Part 1

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on April 2, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)


According to futurist Ray Kurzweil we have entered an age of acceleration during which the rate of change we encounter is increasing exponentially. In fact, Kurzweil estimates that the changes that take place during the 21st century will be equivalent to 20,000 years of progress at today’s rate. Wow! If Kurzweil ...

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Shining light on the Shadow using the 3-2-1 process

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on April 1, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Previous posts have explored the presence of the Shadow as the hidden portion of the psyche that houses negative emotion and traumatic memories; and other posts have shown the destruction that can be brought about in relationships and group activities by unrecognized Shadow behavior.

The good news is that it is possible to gain control over the Shadow, but it requires an open mind and a fair ...

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How the Shadow takes control of group behavior

Posted by Karen M. Wyatt on March 25, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

This series on the Shadow is long and complex precisely because the Shadow has so many subtle ways of influencing our lives and can be very difficult to recognize and manage. But when the Shadow is activated and begins to gain power over our behavior in groups, the damage that results can be extensive.

I once observed a community project that was destroyed by the unchecked presence of the Shadow. Two groups from different perspectives had come together to try to collaborate on a new ini...

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