Lori is a regular contributor to River Valley Woman magazine.

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“Carl Jung and the Shadow”Shadow

Our shadow is those repressed, feared aspects of ourselves that we fail to see and consciously know. When we choose not to incorporate our shadow consciously and instead repress it, chances are good that we will project it onto another person, or even onto a whole group where it appears to us in the form of bigotry, racism, etc. This paper offers ideas on how to incorporate our shadow side into our life in healthy ways to avoid projection.

“An Introduction to the Life and Thought of Thomas Merton”Thomas Merton

Trappist Monk, Thomas Merton, was an accomplished writer and perhaps one of the foremost thinkers on Spiritual Direction, prayer, and monasticism. This paper offers an introduction to his life, development, and spirituality, and illustrates the important lessons his life offers us today.