Victim -> Survivor -> Hero – Part 2: Crisis

Part 1, "Danger," discussed my personal and professional crisis, and a little bit about the Hero's Journey structure and "using it for good." As I'll lay out in Part 3, I'm going to be advocating a rethinking of the Hero's Journey as applicable for people or characters in severe crises and seemingly unbreakable patterns of … Continue reading Victim -> Survivor -> Hero – Part 2: Crisis

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Victim -> Survivor -> Hero – Part 1: Danger

About a year and a half ago, I had a complete physical and mental breakdown. Breakdowns don't all happen like they do in the movies, and mine was not a dramatic 5150 Brittany Spears ambulance run. No, my breakdown slowly happened over time, where pieces of myself were chipped away, over and over - small … Continue reading Victim -> Survivor -> Hero – Part 1: Danger

The Superhero in Crisis: The quiet power of endurance (a meditation)

Some superpowers aren’t as showy as others, but they can be more important than the other gifts altogether. This especially goes for the simple ability to stand back up after taking a solid punch. Most people can probably relate to how hard this can actually be. Following the release of the Wonder Woman movie this summer, … Continue reading The Superhero in Crisis: The quiet power of endurance (a meditation)