The People House Blog Series

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These blog posts are written by some of our amazing community members!

Women, the Game is Rigged ll By Rev. Mary Coday Edwards, MA

By People House | August 15, 2022

“The game is rigged,” wrote Lux Alptraum in a recent article in The New York Times (1). She continued, saying that women needed to stop playing by the rules. Feminist empowerment, which is the ability for women to make decisions for themselves and act on them, is failing women, she says.  By definition, empowerment feminism…

The Relevance of Mysticism’s Via Negativa for Today’s World II By Rev. Mary Coday Edwards, MA

By People House | June 28, 2022

After reading The Cloud of Unknowing, my friend Tom said to me, “Whatever you think God is, God is not.”  This same friend also told me many times prior to this declaration that to gain this same God’s favor, I needed to submit to the male church leaders of my church and to my husband.…

Everything is Possible II By Samantha Camerino, LCSW

By People House | June 21, 2022

In the Summer of 2021, my best friend died. To say ‘best friend’ doesn’t even do it justice – he was beyond that. I can’t even bother thinking of the words to better describe him, it would be futile. What I do know is that the pain I’ve experienced in moments of extreme grief only…

Bringing the Soul back into Psychology II By Elani Nicole MA, MFTC, LPCC

By People House | June 14, 2022

My previous post gave a brief synopsis of the historical and cultural role of soul in psychology in the West. I received my masters in a program, grounded in depth psychology, an orientation started by Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. Jung believed that the psyche or “soul” will move towards wholeness and thus…

Leaping into Possibilities with Religious Abuse Recovery II By Laura Hogzett MA, LPCC, EMDR

By People House | June 1, 2022

Recently I may have stumbled on one of those breakdowns people say happen in their 40’s.  This must be that “mid life crisis” I had heard so much about as a kid.  I thought it was more about buying a convertible, or a toupee.  Maybe it started getting thick for me when COVID hit.  Doing…

Surrender or Control – Which One Serves You Best? II By Lora Cheadle, JD CHt

By People House | May 24, 2022

What do you do when life throws you a curve ball? Do you fight for control, muscle up, power through, and do what it takes to overcome, or do you surrender? Or does it depend on the situation? If you have ever made a bigger mess out of an already challenging situation, then you might…

Acknowledging the Mess II By Marielle Grenade-Willis MA, LPCC

By People House | May 18, 2022

I recently saw Everything Everywhere All At Once in theaters, and I kid you not that my eyes were wet from the emotional whiplash for almost the entire movie. The film feels like colliding with the entire universe in that every scene is emotionally and sensorially over-the-top. To reduce the entire plot to a battle…

Fate’s Interventions—Minus Fatalism II By Rev. Mary Coday Edwards, MA

By People House | May 9, 2022

A skinny, awkward, sixteen-year-old steps fearfully onto the stage. It’s Amateur Night at the Harlem Opera House. The announcer says, “The next contestant is a young lady named Ella Fitzgerald. . . .Miss Fitzgerald is gonna dance for us. . . . Hold it, hold it. Now, what’s your problem, honey?  . . . Correction,…

Purpose In Laughter II By Samantha Camerino (she/her), LCSW

By People House | May 2, 2022

There is nothing quite like a good laugh. I’m talking about the type of laughter that makes your belly hurt and eyes tear up, the kind that nearly knocks you off your chair. Sometimes it can feel as though this type of laughter is rare. Life can get so serious and heavy at times, we…

What happened to the Soul in Psychology? II By Elani Engelken MA, MFTC, LPCC

By People House | April 25, 2022

I vividly remember being in my graduate program for a Masters of Counseling psychology and having our professor break down the origin of the word psychology. “Psyche” translates to soul and “ology” is the study of. I was in a graduate program getting a masters in the study of the soul and had no idea…. …

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The opinions expressed by the guest bloggers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of People House. The content provided through the People House website and blogs are for informational purposes only. Should you decide to take action in real life based on this information that is your own responsibility and choice.

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