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In her book, Awakening the Heroes Within, Carol Pearson builds off the work of Jung and defines a growth model in terms of progression through three sets of archetypes:

  1. Preparation:
    • Innocent
    • Orphan
    • Warrior
    • Caregiver
  2. Journey:
    • Seeker
    • Destroyer
    • Lover
    • Caregiver
  3. Return:
    • Ruler
    • Magician
    • Sage
    • Fool

Developmentally, the concept is you iterate through each of the three major stages with a dominant archetype at each point.

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To Ten and Back

I’m going to try counting my breaths in yoga using the following scheme:


How many breaths will I take in the course of one set?

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Stress and Creativity

Work progresses, but nothing noteworthy yet. I thought I would just capture a couple pieces of flotsam from my life.

The first, an Anaïs Nin quote from yoga class tonight: “When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.”

The second a video from David Rock on brain function and productivity that reminded me of Dan Pink’s talk:

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Notes for 18 February 2010

The sort of work I’m doing currently is to work consistently toward a goal and see how much progress I make. Since I know so little about the technologies I’m working with it’s really hard to tell just what I’ll get done. My overall goal is to have my blog served from a piece of software described in a document that can be accepted as a Masters thesis by April 4 (Easter), but what the path will look like to get from hither to yon, I have no idea.

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Switching Development Paths

This is a note primarily for my own reference, I’ve been screwing around with code for a week and this is just a record my thinking should I wonder in the future about the clarity of my reasoning ☺.


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Schweppe’s Films

I mentioned a while back liking films with a bit more of a grown-up feel. Interestingly, Schweppe’s Tonic Water sponsored a series of short films. They’ve all got the obligatory Schweppe’s bottle somewhere in them, but there’s some intriguing cinematic quality there as well.

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Ma Premiere Quiz

This is the first time I’ve ever quizzed. I was taken with this one which I saw in rumielf‘s journal:

You scored as Chaotic Good. A Chaotic Good person is someone who has little intrinsic respect for laws or authority, seeing them as insufficient to sustain what’s right. These people work according to their own moral compass which, while good, is not necessarily always aligned with that of society. Despite their chaotic tendencies, these people are good at heart.

Chaotic Good
Lawful Good
Neutral Good
True Neutral
Lawful Neutral
Neutral Evil
Chaotic Neutral
Lawful Evil
Chaotic Evil

What is your Alignment? created with

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