This was an interesting article Margareth. I am not a psychologist but appreciate the work of men like Jung, Maslow, and Frankl, as well as Dr. Martin Seligman at the Univerity of Pennsylvania, and Harvard Professors and lecturers like Tal Ben Shahar, Shawn Achor and Dan Gilbert. And, I am a huge believer in synchronicity as I have experienced it so often in my life.

I suppose I connect the dots of the above psychologists by connecting the archetypes of Jung, peak experiences of Maslow, the purpose or meaning from Frankl, and the most recent developments in Positive Psychology. Somehow this combination of beliefs has helped me manage clinical depression for more than 40 years.

When I refer to managing depression I am really talking about overcoming the potentially life-threatening stigma’s that have allowed me to thrive in spite of the condition.

The use of Jung’s archetypes building a narrative for strength when necessary, the desire to participate in Maslow’s peak experiences to broaden and enhance understanding, the use of Frankl’s idea of Logo-therapy to provide an environment and structure for purposeful achievement, and the addition of new neural pathways as a result of a different way of approaching the same old problems have all been a staple in my practice.

There is one other element that I use in conjunction with the above and it comes from the synergistic side of me. That is the Polynesian spiritual practice of Ho’opono’pono, which serves as a reminder that I am not here alone.

I look forward to reading more of your work here on Medium. I must say I am envious of your ability to title your work in attractive ways! Bravo!

A believer in Lifelong Learning and Collaborative Wisdom, remembering Who I AM through essay, story, and poetry. Listening for narratives that nurture Life.

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