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Dose of Depth

This is Dose of Depth podcast. I’m your host, Deborah Lukovich, and I invite you to be curious about your unique experience of being human. In this podcast, we’ll explore the deeper meaning of ordinary life experiences through conversation, stories, and education. You might have a serious ah-ha moment, or you might be amused by the movie your life seems to be imitating, or you might just be entertained by one of my awkward stories. I’m hoping you’ll become more aware of those moments when a deeper part of you is prompting you to see things differently and maybe even go a new direction. So, let’s get started. Deborah 

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Guided Active Imagination for Anxiety (and other negative emotions)
This episode is for people suffering from anxiety or other negative emotions, like overwhelm, guilt, panic, feeling trapped, fear, sadness, etc. I will guide you through some breath work and connecting with the parts of the body where those emotions are gathered. Then we will invite your unconscious to attach an image to that area of the body. The image could be visual, a sensation, color, temperature, a memory, a person, or even a scene. Next, I'll guide you in communicating with the images and asking them to move out of your body so you can get a better look, ask the image some questions, and maybe even get an answer or a clue. The exercise will help you detach from the burden of thoughts and emotions. You will learn how to be the observer instead of feeling overwhelmed. If you like this, and want a guided experience that focuses on thoughts, along with a more open experience of active imagination, listen to Come Breathe & Imagine. Enjoy! Deborah Lukovich, PhD Support Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,700+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #depthpsychology #depthpsychologycoaching #selfreflection #unconscious #dreams #dreammeaning #dreaminterpretation #imagination #symbolism #selfgrowth #selfdevelopment #transformyourself #transformation #cgJung #Jung #journeytoself #anxiety #stress #activeimagination #imagination #overwhelmed Support the show
17:34 4/15/24
The Film Aquaman and The Book of Revelation (blog post)
In this episode I read a blog post I wrote in 2020 about the film Aquaman, and then I updated it in 2023. Film images are one way my unconscious speaks to me directly. Certain films  have had a strong pull on me, especially during my midlife unraveling and reconstruction. Now, I do not question my urge to view some films or even Netflix series as many as eight or nine times. Exploring those images early in my midlife unraveling led to personal insights that I would not have gained in any other way. As my midlife reconstruction phase began, certain film images overwhelmed me and new insights transcended my personal life, revealing clues about the chaos happening in the larger collective. Also, if you have been feeling the urge to explore your relationship with religion, especially Christianity, you might be intrigued by my experience of this particular film. My original blog post - The Hidden Meaning of the Film Aquaman - has links to many resources to assist in your exploration. Enjoy being entertained or maybe you'll find inspiration to dig deeper into your unconscious, the bottomless pit of insights about the deeper meaning of your life. Deborah Lukovich, PhD Support Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,700+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #depthpsychology #depthpsychologycoaching #selfreflection #unconscious #dreams #dreammeaning #dreaminterpretation #imagination #symbolism #selfgrowth #selfdevelopment #transformyourself #transformation #cgJung #Jung #journeytoself #anxiety #jungianfilmtheory #aquaman #bookofrevelation #christianity #religionSupport the showSupport the show
15:42 3/31/24
The Intersection Between Vulnerability & Creativity: A Chat w/JD Edwin, Author of the Headspace Series
In this episode, I bring back one of my favorite writers and guests. JD Edwin is a science fiction and urban fantasy author who believes the first goal of fiction is FUN! She is the author of the Headspace series, an easy-to-read, action-packed science fiction trilogy published by Story Cartel Press. Headspace (book 1)Master of the Arena (book 2) Orb Hunters (book 3)JD's WebsiteOur first chat was two years ago, just after JD had published the first in her Headspace series, and then I had her back a year later after she published the second.  She’s not only completed that series, but she’s onto to another series. I haven’t gotten to the third in the series, but the first two were amazing. My first interview w/JD on Dose of DepthOur second chat on Dose of Depth One thing that I really was intrigued about was JD’s use of non-binary story telling. She doesn’t describe characters by gender. Today, we’re going to talk about the intersection of vulnerability and creativity. I’ll start with this truth: The unconscious – personal and collective – seeks to create. Your unconscious seeks to create. Create what? You might ask.It was JD’s idea to talk about this topic. It seems our first chat inspired her journey to get to know herself a little deeper.  So, let’s get started . . . Deborah Lukovich, PhDJungian film theory - Chapter 23 from my Soul book: What Movie Are You Living?A Chat About the Film Poor Things, w/PJ Dever.YouTube version about Poo Things. Support Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on Support the show
48:31 3/21/24
Need Your Ass Kicked? Rob Thomas Shows Up in a Dream (blog post)
In this episode, I read a blog post I wrote a couple weeks ago. Click here to read it. It was turning out to be an interesting week. Of course, this story begins with a dream that includes Rob Thomas and having to pee really bad. Before I go on, if you're enjoying Dose of Depth podcast, would you be sure to rate it and share my episodes. It would also be great if you'd consider becoming a $5 monthly contributor. Click here to find out more about that. Back to the story. Enjoy! Deborah Lukovich, PhDSupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,700+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #depthpsychology #depthpsychologycoaching #selfreflection #unconscious #dreams #dreammeaning #dreaminterpretation #imagination #symbolism #selfgrowth #selfdevelopment #transformyourself #transformation #cgJung #Jung #journeytoself #anxiety #feelintrapped Support the show
07:05 3/18/24
My Clients Teach Me So Much: Random Reflections
In this episode, I read a blog post I wrote in February, 2024. As usual, a recent walk on a sunny day prompted some new ideas about how to share some of what my clients and I have learned together on our journeys. The topics are exploring the spiritual meaning of physical/body challenges and changing up a story about trauma to release shame. Enjoy some recent realizations and consider scheduling a FREE 30 minute exploratory chat to launch your Indiana Jones adventure of self discovery. Deborah Lukovich, PhDSupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,700+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #depthpsychology #depthpsychologycoaching #archetypalenergy #selfreflection #unconscious #trauma #traumaresponse #fight #flight #freeze #fawning #dreams #sexual assault #anxiety #depression #seizures #spiritualmeaning #psychospiritual #somaticdepthpsychology #psychosomatic #rootofdisease #stressSupport the show
10:07 2/19/24
Activating Your Inner Philosopher: A Chat w/Johnny Price, Poet, Philosopher, Sage & Seeker of Truth
In this episode I want to inspire you to activate your inner philosopher because the world needs your reflections about the meaning of your life within the context of all the chaos going on. CG Jung warned something like, the fate of humanity depends upon the self-reflecting individual so as not to get swallowed up by mass-minded ideas (aka conspiracy theories that are spreading like wildfire).My guest today is someone I’ve been following on Instagram. It felt like a seduction of sorts by the time I came across the black and white photo of Johnny Price looking stoic. Reading his profile only intrigued me more. Johnny calls himself a poet, philosopher, sage, shaman, Buddhist warrior monk in search of truth. And his collection of 2,000 books puts me to shame. Oh, and he’s working on his first novel. Follow Johnny on Instagram. Enjoy! Deborah Lukovich, PhDSupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,700+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #depthpsychology #depthpsychologycoaching #archetypalenergy #patriarchalwound #patriarchy #psyche #women #feminism #men #masculine #toxicmasculinity #jungianfilmtheory #films #filmtheory #philsophy #philosopher #selfreflection #unconscious Support the show
57:36 2/7/24
Self-Intimacy: Reflections & Guided Meditation
This episode is about self-intimacy and includes a guided meditation for those seeking a deeper and more intimate relationship with themselves and others. Sexuality, arousal, passionate physical touch are all ways creative intelligence works through us to increase consciousness. The expansion of consciousness always involves an unleashing of creativity. New ideas of what it means to be human, inventions, perspectives, artistic expression, all these things express the demand by archetypal energies to evolve, and the expansion of consciousness always manifests as an expansion of love and compassion.There’s a Jungian analyst that suggests that the Self (capital S), not our ego self, is the bridge to the Divine, God, nature, the quantum realm, whatever you want to call it. If you think you know God, that is certainly blasphemous, for God is unknowable. God is consciousness and comes to know itself through the unfolding of consciousness itself.This means that the more we come into relationship with our Self (capital S), the closer we are to that transcendent force. The relationship with Source is not about silly words, rather it is about truly knowing, the root of which is to relate, which requires the body.Withstanding the vulnerability of coming into deeper relationship with your Self prepares you for connecting more deeply with another human being, including a romantic partner. Rather than being needy of a partner’s affection, your depth of relationship with yourself invites your partner to match your vulnerability. The two of you become a vessel for creative intelligence to mix with each of you to unleash something new into the world.  There’s so much more to intimacy that you realize and the key to experiencing new heights of ecstasy and depths of meaning is to begin with self-intimacy.Enjoy! Deborah Lukovich, PhDSupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,700+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #depthpsychology #depthpsychologycoaching #archetypalenergy #patriarchalwound #patriarchy #psyche #women #feminism #men #masculine #toxicmasculinity #sexualityandspirituality #sexuality #spirituality #meditation #guidedmeditation #somaticdepthpsychology #soul #breath #bodymindsoul #mindbodysoulSupport the show
18:00 1/24/24
A Chat About the Movie Poor Things w/PJ Dever
In this episode, I’m sharing my passion for Jungian film theory. I’ve been wanting to incorporate my thoughts about the deeper meaning of movies into my podcast. I guess my second viewing of the movie Poor Things pushed me over the procrastination edge.The fact that I could not immediately articulate how this film – Poor Things – impacted my psyche was a clue that it was communicating something new. I couldn’t think of a better person to have this conversation with than my friend and former colleague, PJ Dever. He’s one of those friends that you can chat with for hours and wonder where the time has gone. PJ is a nonprofit leader working out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He grew up in New Jersey where he also went to college. He grew up in a household with an amazing father and three sisters. He and his partner spend time hiking, camping, and traveling.  He has an intense love of stories and ensures that his life is filled with interesting books, people, and movies. For years, our conversations naturally gravitated towards films and Netflix series whether they were blockbusters that appealed to the masses or more niche films. In today's episode, I share a little bit about Jungian film theory, specifically three concepts: (1) CG Jung’s discernment between psychological and visual art;  (2) Luke Hockley's concept of the third imag; and (3) Jung’s idea about the difference between symbol and sign.  And then PJ and I get into it. Enjoy! Deborah Lukovich, PhDSupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,700+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #depthpsychology #depthpsychologycoaching #archetypalenergy #patriarchalwound #patriarchy #psyche #women #feminism #men #masculine #toxicmasculinity #jungianfilmtheory #films #filmtheorySupport the show
54:05 1/22/24
We're All Wounded by Patriarchy: A Modern Application of Nonviolent Resistance (blog post)
In this episode, I read a blog post I wrote in spring of 2019. Three things I was reflecting about came together, the dramatic uptick in hate speech and acts of violence, my reading of Martin Luther King Jr.'s book, Strength to Love, and how nonviolent resistance works from a depth psychology perspective. Before I go on, if you like this episode or are already a fan of Dose of Depth podcast, could you like, rate, comment and share please? Also, consider becoming a financial supporter of Depth for just $5/month. Click here to learn more.Four years have passed since I wrote that blog post, and so many people have been swept up by a negative version of the archetypal energy that is rooted in the biggest collective wound of all - patriarchy. But there is a growing counter energy that is pushing the process of forcing something new out of the collective unconscious. People swept up in this version of the same archetypal wound are hungry for understanding more at a deeper level, not only about themselves but about those who seek to harm and trigger them. As they heal, what once triggered them evolves into the strength to hold space for those who cannot self-reflect and are not aware that their projections of intolerance and anger onto others is mirroring back to them their own internalized self-hatred and feelings of unworthiness. If you've been coming into deeper relationship with your Self, we need you to take the next step to help disrupt the action and reaction pattern that reinforces the projection of those who are not self aware. Enjoy learning more about this. Deborah Lukovich, PhDSupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,700+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #depthpsychology #depthpsychologycoaching #archetypalenergy #patriarchalwound #patriarchy #intolerance #hatespeech #anger #love #nonviolentresistance #unconscious #collectiveunconscious #transcendent third #healing #projection  Support the show
11:14 12/28/23
Misfits to the Rescue: The Intersection Between Autism, Giftedness & ADHD, w/Sher Griffin, Founder of The Compassion Collective
I’m excited to chat with Sher Griffin, who describes herself as a thrice-exceptional individual with a recently discovered neurotype intersection of autism, giftedness, and ADHD.  Sher Immerses herself in the realm of transformative social change, delving into the intricacies of liberation psychology through her graduate studies at Saybrook University. Sher is also the visionary founder and co-creator of The Compassion Collective: A Phoenix Society, where she curates a diverse community of social misfits for the purpose of navigating the intersections of social exclusion, neurodivergence, and substance use disorders. I have a feeling it’s the misfits who can save us, not conventional ideas. The faster we stop resisting Generation Z and those whom we now describe as neurodiverse, and instead empower them with our trust, the faster we can work towards changing up all those systems that don’t work for enough humans right now. Sher's socials:TikTok: @sherlove971 Instagram: @Neurocomplexity Website: www.recoveringspiritualbeing.comThe Compassion Collective Interest Form - https://form.jotform.com/232226952283154Resources: Autism/ADHD Assessments - https://embrace-autism.com/autism-tests/I Have Been the Bad Guy" - Dr. Bernadette "Bird" Bowen, a pioneer in Algorithmic Research (Find her dissertation on her website: https://www.bernadettebowen.com; TikTok: @bbiiirdbphd"Rainforest Mind" - Paula Prober - https://rainforestmind.com Prof. Sol, Autism/ADHD Coach https://www.professorsol.com TikTok: @better_solDeborah Lukovich, PhDSupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,700+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #depthpsychology #depthpsychologycoaching #autism #autistic #adhd #hyperfocus #sensitivity #gifted #substancedisorders #spectrum #misfits #excitability Support the show
61:43 12/13/23
Re-imagining the Feminine: A Chat with Jen Degnan Smith PhD, author of The Shape of Water: An Eco-Psychological Fairy Tale (March 2019, Ecopsychology magazine)
In this episode, I’m excited to have a chat with a fellow PhD in depth psychology and alum of Pacifica Graduate Institute. We’re going to talk about two of my favorite topics combined: the feminine and film. Jen Degnan Smith has a Ph.D. in Jungian and Archetypal Psychology, an MA in Applied Psychology, and a BA in Economics. Her career spans the US and Europe, focusing on where psychology and business intersect and teaching Organizational Behavior to MBA and undergraduate students. She is currently co-teaching a Ph.D. course on the psychological and cultural impacts of technology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.Jen is dedicated to healing and empowering the feminine principle within individuals and cultures. She writes, consults, speaks, and teaches about how to find a new feminine through myth, images, dreams, synchronicities, and place. And Jen also works with people to find their soul's calling, as connecting to soul is a key part of empowering the feminine.So, let’s get started . . . Deborah Lukovich, PhD Depth Psychology Coach, Author, Podcaster & BloggerJen's article: The Shape of Water: An Ecopsychological Fairy Tale Jen's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenniferdegnansmith/Book: Terrapsychology, Craig ChalquistBook: The Interpretation of Fairy Tales, Marie Louise von FranzBook: The Cultural Complex, Samuel Kimbles and Thomas SingerSupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,700+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #terrapsychology #ecopsychology #archetypalpsychology #self #CGJung #depthpsychology #depthpsychologycoach #imagination #collectiveunconscious #climatecrisis #climatechange #healing #patriarchalwound #feminine #masculineSupport the show
53:27 11/16/23
Reshaping Justice: A Chat with Mary Triggiano, Ret. Chief Judge & Director of the Andrew Center for Restorative Justice
In this episode, I’m excited to have a chat with someone from my hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She’s as passionate as I am about making the world a better place. I met Mary Triggiano decades ago when she was the managing attorney for Legal Action of Wisconsin, the state’s largest nonprofit law firm committed to ensuring access to the justice system especially for those least able to afford it. Since I last connected with Mary, she’s lived a full professional life, including working as a judge in children’s court, domestic violence court, and the civil division, as well as serving as chief judge for the Wisconsin judicial district that includes Milwaukee County. In her quest to help reshape the justice system to be more humanistic through especially a restorative practices approach, Mary has accomplished so much in the court system, from launching and expanding initiatives, including addressing root issues within families to get them back on track so children that had been removed can be returned to their families and have a better chance to heal and succeed, and programs to better serve the most vulnerable victims, babies impacted by substance use. Mary seemed like the perfect candidate to be hired recently as the first permanent director of Marquette University Law School’s Andrew Center for Restorative Justice. I feel lucky to get some time with her as she’s still settling into her new role. You know me, I’m going to bring my depth psychology lens to this critical topic of justice. Link: What is restorative Justice? Link: resources on restorative justiceLink: Message from Mary Deborah Lukovich, PhDDepth Psychology Coach, Author, Podcaster & BloggerSupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,700+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #self #CGJung #depthpsychology #depthpsychologycoach #imagination #collectiveunconscious #justice #restorativejustice #healing #traumainformedcare #law #lawyers #criminaljusticesystem #victimsrights #community #communitytrauma #communityhealing #patriarchalwound Support the show
52:30 10/29/23
The Role of Imagination in Healing & Growth: A Chat w/Vlado Šolc, Jungian analyst & author of Dark Religion
I’m excited to bring back Vlado Šolc for the third time. He’s a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist practicing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, my hometown. Vlado has authored many articles, and he is the co-author of the book, Dark Religion: Fundamentalism from the Perspective of Jungian Psychology. Listen to our chat about self-reflection in a time of conspiracy theories. Listen to our chat about a depth approach to therapy or watch on YouTube.Today’s episode is a spontaneous conversation about the rule of creativity and imagination in healing and growth. There will be props and vulnerable sharing of stories, drawings, and poetry by Vlado and me of how imagination has contributed to our unfolding and how that’s related to what’s going on out there in the world. Enjoy!  Deborah Lukovich, PhDDepth Psychology Coach, Author, Podcaster & BloggerSupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,700+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #individuation #shadow #innerwork #transformation #self #CGJung #depthpsychology #depthpsychologycoach #imagination #activeimagination #poetry #poet #creativeintelligence #creativity #unconscious #spirituality #selfgrowth #selftransformation #collectiveunconscious Support the show
66:42 9/28/23
Conscious Parenting: What Are You Projecting Onto Your Children? (blog post)
In this episode, I read a blog post I wrote on May 1, 2020, after being interviewed for the Moms Meet Sanity online campaign. The title of the post is: The Evolving Relationship Between a Mother and Her Children. It was also five days before I left my hometown, not knowing COVID was just getting started, and leaving my young adult children behind. They smiled as I drove away to start my new life in a beach town, but I was in shock I think, because I had no idea what was next except that I would be defending my dissertation two weeks after moving into my new place. I was overwhelmed, lots of people were overwhelmed, and as I drove away from my smiling children, I stopped and asked them to take another photo looking sad. Our starting point with our children is our own experience as a child. Whether you remember your childhood as joyful, mediocre, or traumatic, our deepest and most ingrained patterns of how we relate to others were established during this time. These patterns helped us survive childhood AND they often run their course at some point during our lives. They stop working . . . Enjoy! Deborah Lukovich, PhD Read the blog post and enjoy my interview with Moms Meet SanitySupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,700+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #parenting #consciousparenting #projection #parentalcomplexes #complexes  #depthpsychology #depthpsychologycoach #CGJung #unconscious Support the show
19:17 9/15/23
Are You Afraid of Poetry? A Chat w/Walter Williams, Poet & Life Coach
In this episode, I have a conversation with Walter Williams, host of Deep Discussion podcast, certified life coach, and a poet; and he’s a dad and a husband too.I came across Walter on Twitter. His response to one of my reflection questions got my attention so I checked out his profile. All I had to know was that he was a poet and I swooned. I love poets, I’m a groupie for many, I had been trying to find one who was brave enough to chat with me. I’ve found poets are amazing and shy. Poets are special people, because they seem to be at least semi-aware of their role as vessels for creative intelligence, which wants to mix with their unique experience of being human to create something that can only be created in partnership with creative intelligence. Those people who say things like, “I just don’t get poetry,” usually say it with a defensive attitude and I wonder if that comes from a semi-awareness of the fear of what’s in their unconscious. Anyway, poets have an openness that’s rare, a willingness to surrender to something bigger than themselves, and the capacity to be vulnerable, which is the number one requirement for connecting at a deep level with other human beings. I think you’re going to like our chat. Deborah Lukovich, PhDWalter's websiteWalter's podcast, Deep Discussion Sharing my poemSupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,700+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #poetry #poet #depthpsychology #depthpsychologycoach #creativeintelligence #creativity #CGJung #unconscious #creativity #spirituality #selfgrowth #selftransformation Support the show
45:37 9/2/23
A Framework for Self-Reflection in a Time of Conspiracy Theories w/Review of Dark Religion: Fundamentalism from the Perspective of Jungian Psychology, by Vlado Solc & George Didier
In this episode, I read a blog post I published this week, August 2023: A Framework for Self-Reflection in a Time of Conspiracy Theories.About a year ago, I had a chat with Jungian Analyst Vlado Solc about his book, Dark Religion: Fundamentalism from the Perspective of Jungian Psychology, which he wrote in partnership with George Didier.  This post is a follow-up article about the book and the topic. The book is a big read, but dense academic language is brought to life through examples of relatable lived experiences. Importantly, rather than being left with a feeling of diminishment or dismissal of religion, this book reinforces the need to respect the religious/spiritual instinct that seems to be part of what it means to be human.  Enjoy!Deborah Lukovich, PhDYouTube Video: Jesus was a liberal wimpPodcast episode: Self-Reflection in a Time of Conspiracy TheoriesPodcast episode: Three Ways of Why: A Chat with Vlado SolcRoot of "to know"Book: Nice Racism, by Robin Diangelo 2022YouTube video:  A Chat with My Gen Z sonBlog Post: What is Generation Z Mirroring Back to Us?Support Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,700+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #darkreligion #radicalreligion #conspiracytheories #extremism #spirituality #religion #depthpsychology #newbook #depthpsychologycoach #CGJung #shadow #evil #unconscious #archetypes #projection #self #fundamentalism #misogyny #intolerance #juSupport the show
18:43 8/25/23
Sex, Relationships & Self Growth: A Feisty Chat w/Natasha Carter, author of Unfinished Business
In this episode, I have a fun and feisty chat with Natasha Carter, about her first novel, Unfinished Business. Natasha and I share a passion for writing about romance and sex, but we have difference experiences and perspectives. So much has changed since I was her age, and yet so much hasn’t changed. We’re both feisty and rebellious. In a way, Natasha is more rebellious than I am. She’s more obnoxious in a good way, and at the same time, her posts reveal her vulnerability. But she learned earlier than me not to hide her vulnerability, in fact it’s likely what attracts people to her, like a siren’s song. She’s a fighter in public, where I’m not really unless it’s on behalf of others.  Anyway, I know you’re going to love this conversation, and for sure, you’ll want to buy her novel whether you’re into erotic romance or not.  Visit Natasha's website Check out her book, Unfinished BusinessFollow Natasha on Twitter or Instagram Blog post: What if You're Not Supposed to Find the One?Blog Post: When is Sexual Attraction Not About Sex?Podcast episode: Creative Monogramy, Consensual Non Monogamy, Sexual ShadowEnjoy! Deborah Lukovich, PhDSupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my new book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,700+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #sexuality #eroticnovel #projection #author #depthpsychology #polyamory #shame Support the show
44:37 8/12/23
I Didn't Become a Romantic Until I Got Divorced: Midlife Reflections (blog post)
In this episode I read a blog post from January 2021. This one needs no introduction. Let’s jump in. The title is: I Didn’t Become a Romantic Until I Got Divorced: Midlife Reflections.Did you come of age in the 1980s? What kinds of messages did you internalize having to do with gender roles? Have you thought about how those messages may have shown up as limiting beliefs that stand in the way of fully expressing yourself in midlife.Only now can I appreciate the complexity of my own coming of age experience. It was a time of great progress in many ways. But the price of admission to the cold professional world was detaching from any sense of feminine or focus on relationship. The excitement of new possibilities was matched by an almost equal amount of intense anger that found righteous validation in political movements couched in religious belief. The impact on women of being constantly demonized as family wreckers and sexual deviants cannot be overstated, especially when the chorus included other women.Any of this sound familiar? In this post, I share a little bit about how I came to find and begin healing my wounds related to the feminine, masculine, sexuality, and spirituality. Then I offer an exercise you can try to strengthen the relationship with your feminine through your body. Enjoy! Deborah Lukovich, PhDOther links: Blog post: Men Are NOT The EnemyBlog post: Sex, God & Transcending Patriarchy Dose of Depth episode: Can Christianity Transcend Patriarchy? Support Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my new book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,600+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #projection #selfreflection #psyche #soul #CGJung #Jungian #depthpsychology #Jung #meaning #purpose #personaldevelopment #unconscious #coaching #depthpsychologycoach #midlife #newbook #spirituality #transformation #relationships #sexuality #hermes #aphrodite #midlifecrisis #midlifeunraveling #feminine #masculine #shame #anxiety #depression #jungianfilmtheory #movies #dreams  #midlifewomen #masculine #feminine #genderSupport the show
17:11 8/4/23
Healing Your Gender Wound: A Chat with Cynthia Brix and William Keepin, Founders of Gender Equity & Reconciliation International
In this episode, I have a conversation with Rev. Cynthia Brix and Dr. William Keepin, founders of Gender Equity and Reconciliation International, and lead authors of a new book, titled Gender Equity & Reconciliation: Thirty Years of Healing the Most Ancient Wound in the Human Family. This is one of my favorite topics, the dreaded and stubborn patriarchal wound that wreaks havoc within the psyches of men and women. Even those who have successfully detached from the conventional and limiting labels of gender and sexual orientation, meaning they are more conscious about these perceived opposing energies of masculine and feminine, they too suffer. William is a mathematical physicist with training in contemplative spirituality and transpersonal psychology, his research on global warming and sustainable energy influenced international environmental policy.Cynthia and William are joined by sixteen other authors in this new book, which offers such a wide range of thoughts on various aspects of this complex gender wound. What a fantastic anthology of writers considering this topic from so many angles. Blog post: Men Are Not the Enemy: Healing the Collective Wounds that Prevent Deep Connection Between Men and WomenBlog post: Sex, God & Transcending PatriarchyDeborah Support Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my new book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,600+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #projection #selfreflection #psyche #soul #CGJung #Jungian #depthpsychology #Jung #meaning #purpose #personaldevelopment #unconscious  #therapy #coaching #depthpsychologycoach #midlife #newbook #spirituality #transformation #relationships #sexuality #archetypes #midlifecrisis #midlifeunraveling #feminine #masculine #shame #anxiety #depression #jungianfilmtheory #movies #filmtheory #dreams  #midlifewomen #masculine #feminine #reconciliation #genderreconciliation #genderequity #lgbtq Support the show
63:54 7/26/23
What Does It Mean When A Penis Shows Up In Your Dream? (blog post)
In this episode, I read a blog post I wrote almost three years ago, fall of 2020. I had been trying to settle into a new life in a beach town after leaving my hometown. I had already gone through the unraveling part of midlife, and I was in the phase I fondly refer to as midlife reconstruction. A synchronicity had led me to an online writing community, I gathered up the courage to launch myself as a writer, and I wrote my first short story, an erotic romance based in real life. I never saw that coming. So, a lot was going. Let’s get into it. The post is titled: What Does it Mean When a Penis Shows Up in Your Dream? The Deeper Meaning of Sexual Images. Wait . . . don’t go just because I said PENIS. Come on. Don’t tell me you haven’t had that dream where your sister is performing oral sex on you. You’ve at least dreamt about having sex with someone other than your partner or spouse, right? Except for those who have been victims of sexual assault, the embarrassment or shame you feel when you have dreams like this may have less to do with literal sex and more to do with coming into relationship with a part of yourself that has been neglected or a part of you that others disapproved of shamed you for. These images are how your unconscious gets you to explore those repressed or denied urges, and if you have the courage to linger in those difficult emotions, you could release a new creative urge – or overcome some literal sexual hang ups – both of those things happened to me. Enjoy!Blog version of this episodeDeborah Support Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my new book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,600+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #projection #selfreflection #psyche #soul #CGJung #Jungian #depthpsychology #Jung #meaning #purpose #personaldevelopment #unconscious  #therapy #coaching #depthpsychologycoach #midlife #newbook #spirituality #transformation #relationships #sexuality #divorce #dating #romance #romantic  #archetypes #midlifecrisis #midlifeunraveling #feminine #masculine #shame #anxiety #depression #jungianfilmtheory #movies #filmtheory #dreams  #midlifewomen #fantasies #penis #phallicsymbol #phallus #dreams #dreaminterpretation Support the show
15:03 7/23/23
How Depth Psychology Coaching Changed My Life: A Chat with Angela (my client)
In this episode, I have a conversation with one of my clients, Angela. She’s a teacher and a mom of two preteen kids, and she fills lots of other roles. Recently, Angela and I realized that that she has been seeing me for depth psychology coaching more than four years. I sometimes call her Junior Depth Psychologist because she’s getting so good at exploring her dreams and finding the metaphor in her waking life. Angela’s journey also brings to life CG Jung’s theory of individuation, which he defines as consciously exploring your own unconscious. Angela is a great story with an interesting arc of ups and downs, painful realizations, new empowering ah ha moments, and consciousness about entrenched patterns, a consciousness that helps her see she has options and choices that she didn’t realize she had before.  Angela is also unique among my clients in that she can really feel the difference between who she was that first time I met her and who she is now, and she can sense how she’s being pulled into a future version of herself too. Not all my clients have that capacity. So, for those reasons, and the fact she said yes to my invitation, we’re having a chat today about her experience of depth psychology coaching. Plus, Angela is just a delight and such a lovely person and has also developed that important midlife survival trait of having a sense of humor about her own experience of coming into deeper relationship with herself. Blog post - A Dream About Ferrets Leads to Insight About First Post-Divorce Relationships Blog post - Dissecting Midlife: There's a Point to UnravelingDeborah Support Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my new book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,600+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #projection #selfreflection #psyche #soul #CGJung #Jungian #depthpsychology #Jung #meaning #purpose #personaldevelopment #unconscious  #therapy #coaching #depthpsychologycoach #midlife #newbook #spirituality #transformation #relationships #sexuality #divorce #dating #romance #romantic  #archetypes #midlifecrisis #midlifeunraveling #feminine #masculine #shame #anxiety #depression #jungianfilmtheory #movies #filmtheory #dreams  #midlifewomen Support the show
62:17 7/15/23
A Soul Approach to Menopause - For Men Too! (blog post)
In this episode, I read a blog post I wrote two years ago, Spring of 2021. I had settled into my new life in a beach town and renewed my lease for another year. I had found an online writing community and finished a real draft of my memoir. I was feeling good . . . except for one thing. My sleep sucked. Sometimes, I would be wide awake for three hours, just lying there as if I was on alert for danger. Other nights, I would wake up with a hot flash so intense, I’d whip my covers across the bed, and then when my body cooled down enough to fall asleep, I’d wake up shivering. This went on for months. One day, I decided I wanted to know more about this menopause thing. The more I reflected, the more I realized that women have been trained to resist and reject this part of their lives. I hope you enjoy my reading of this blog post about coming into relationship with menopause. Don’t kid yourselves, men, you have your own version of hormone fluctuations, and you can be just as moody as women. It’s just more accepted for you. Enjoy, learn something, and be entertained! Click here to read the postClick here to view my workshop Click here to check out Linda Leonard's book, Meeting the Madwoman Deborah Lukovich, PhDSupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my new book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,600+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #projection #selfreflection #psyche #soul #CGJung #Jungian #depthpsychology #Jung #meaning #purpose #personaldevelopment #unconscious  #therapy #coaching #depthpsychologycoach #midlife #newbook #spirituality #transformation #relationships #sexuality #divorce #dating #romance #romantic  #archetypes #midlifecrisis #midlifeunraveling #feminine #masculine #shame #anxiety #depression #jungianfilmtheory #movies #filmtheory #dreams #menopause #midlifewomen #hormones #hotflashes #nightsweats Support the show
19:04 7/9/23
A Chat with My Gen Z Son: Just Help Us!
In this episode, I have a chat with my son, William, who's turning 23 in September and graduating from CSU with a degree in computer science. He’s hoping to get a job working for an organization that is passionate about the environment. William is a super interesting Gen Z young man, not just because he’s my son, but because of his journey, his temptation to turn to the dark side as I call it, his hunger for knowledge, and his growing capacity to reflect about his relationship with himself and how he fits into the collective of humanity. His strong opinions remind me of me in my twenties, which makes me cringe, but honestly, he’s way ahead of where I was back then when it comes to being aware of larger collective forces that are wreaking havoc right now, the dismantling that’s happening that’s trying to drive something new out of the collective unconscious before it’s too late. William is part of a generation that has absorbed the impact of collective dysfunction and is resisting participating in systems that are peaking in their exploitation. Many in this generation also carry the burden of collective anxiety because what must be created to replace these exploitive systems that seem to be dismantling doesn’t exist and at the same time, they must weather the scolding and disdain by their older generations. Gen Z men in particular seem at risk of being exploited by those who seek to make money off of hate. Enjoy our chat! Click here to read my blog post: What is Generation Z Mirroring Back to Us?Click here to listen to me read it on Dose of Depth podcast. Deborah Lukovich, PhDSupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my new book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,600+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #projection #selfreflection #psyche #soul #CGJung #Jungian #depthpsychology #Jung #meaning #purpose #personaldevelopment #unconscious  #therapy #coaching #depthpsychologycoach #midlife #newbook #spirituality #transformation #relationships #sexuality #divorce #dating #romance #romantic  #archetypes #midlifecrisis #midlifeunraveling #feminine #masculine #shame #anxiety #depression #jungianfilmtheory #movies #filmtheory #dreams #GenZ #GenerationZ #GenX #GenerationX #men #youngmen #loveislove #humanity #capitalism #mothersandsons #parenting #babyboomers #boomersSupport the show
72:44 6/29/23
Volcanic Ash Storm: The Secret Agenda of Dreams and Film Images (blog post)
In this episode, I read a blog post I wrote about a year ago, Spring of 2022, two years after I arrived in Jacksonville Beach, FL for the beginning of the reconstruction phase of midlife. I was over the unraveling phase thank goodness. The post is titled: Volcanic Ash Storm: The Secret Agenda of Dreams and Film Images.There’s this moment, or series of moments, when you become aware of what you’ve shed, what parts of you have died or stepped back so other parts of you can take the lead. It’s like you have a cast of characters and different ones appear in different scenes that together make up a story arc, your life story.  But during this pivotal moment, how do you know which characters is the right one? What if the wrong one shows up for the wrong scene. Yikes. There may be some hesitation or anxiety about who you’re becoming.  If we’re paying attention, during those moments, our unconscious is happy to give us clues that pull us forward, that prevent us from succumbing to the old dysfunctional tendencies that we successfully overcame. This was one of those moments. I had been through the unraveling, and I had begun to find new purpose, which began manifesting as publishing my Soul book, launching my podcast, and feeling my way into a depth psychology coaching practice. This blog post is a story about one of those moments, one of many in between moments. I hope you’re entertained by another awkward story about my midlife journey, and maybe you can even find yourself in it.  Let’s get started. Deborah Lukovich, PhDSupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my new book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,200+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #shadow #selfreflection #psyche #soul #activeimagination #CGJung #Jungian #depthpsychology #Jung #meaning #purpose #personaldevelopment #unconscious  #therapy #coaching #depthpsychologycoach #midlife #newbook #relationships #spirituality #transformation #relationships #sexuality #divorce #dating #romance #romantic  #archetypes #midlifecrisis #midlifeunraveling #feminine #masculine #shame #anxiety #depression #jungianfilmtheory #movies #filmtheory #dreams #dreaminterpretation Support the show
17:01 6/25/23
A One Night Stand With Shame (blog post)
In this episode, I read a blog post I wrote two years ago, beginning of 2021. I had survived my first eight months after leaving my hometown to start a new adventure in Jacksonville Beach. I still had no idea what I was going to be doing for work, but I had found a little groove.  Following your Soul’s calling is for the brave. Answering the mysterious calling into the unknown requires trusting something other than your mind and conventional beliefs. It can feel terrifying, immoral, irresponsible, and when you feel these things, sometimes it means you’re on the right track to discovering something new, something no one else knows. The excitement and sense of purpose makes up for the fear and anxiety.  Before I dig into our topic today, I was wondering if you would be willing to support Dose of Depth podcast by becoming a financial supporter for as little as $5 per month. Just click on the little heart on the Dose of Depth logo. Thank you for your support. Let’s get started. Deborah Lukovich, PhDSupport Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my new book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,200+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #shadow #selfreflection #psyche #soul #activeimagination #CGJung #Jungian #depthpsychology #Jung #meaning #purpose #personaldevelopment #unconscious  #therapy #coaching #depthpsychologycoach #midlife #newbook #relationships #spirituality #transformation #relationships #sexuality #divorce #dating #romance #romantic  #archetypes #midlifecrisis #midlifeunraveling #feminine #masculine #shame #anxiety #depression Support the show
17:20 6/16/23
Dissecting Midlife: There's a Point to Unraveling (blog post)
In this episode, I read a blog post I wrote a year ago, Spring of 2022, about the experience of midlife crisis, or unraveling. Some want to avoid calling it a crisis, but I think that’s spiritual bypassing, or your ego just trying to control the process. Remember, what’s in your unconscious is not known, so when pieces of it come out and challenge your beliefs, it should feel like a crisis. Some of the things you thought were true suddenly cannot be reconciled with the situation in which you find yourself. The crisis is an invitation to explore your deeper Self. Whether you’ve already survived a midlife unraveling, or you think it will never happen to you, enjoy learning about my framework for exploring that point in your life when you’re looking for more than surface level living.Deborah Lukovich, PhDIn Midlife, by Murray Stein The Principle of Individuation, by Murray Stein Transformations, by Murray Stein Support Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5. Click here to learn more.Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my new book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,200+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #shadow #selfreflection #psyche #soul #activeimagination #CGJung #Jungian #depthpsychology #Jung #meaning #purpose #personaldevelopment #unconscious  #therapy #coaching #depthpsychologycoach #midlife #newbook #relationships #spirituality #transformation #relationships #sexuality #divorce #dating #romance #romantic  #archetypes #midlifecrisis #midlifeunraveling #feminine #masculineSupport the show
21:22 6/3/23
When Is Sexual Attraction NOT About Sex? Includes excerpts of my coming memoir, When Sex Meets God: a midlife story
In this episode, I read a blog post I wrote about sexual attraction. My midlife unraveling ended up being driven by the need to reconcile sexuality and spirituality, which lived in my body and psyche as opposing forces. I came to understand that sexual attraction is one way creative intelligence works its magic and that every instance of that twinge of attraction is meaningful. But those twinges of attraction are often, and I would say most of the time, misunderstood as a desire for literal sex. So, enjoy my take on the deeper meaning of sexual attraction. Deborah Lukovich, PhDP.S. Would you consider supporting Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5 to help me offset my costs of producing and promoting? Click here to learn more.P.S. Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my new book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,200+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #personalunconscious #freedom #personalfreedom #dreams #shadow #selfreflection #psyche #soul #activeimagination #CGJung #Jungian #depthpsychology #Jung #meaning #purpose #personaldevelopment #unconscious  #therapy #coaching #depthpsychologycoach #midlife #newbook #relationships #spirituality #selflove #anxiety #transformation #relationships #sexuality #spirituality #divorce #dating #romance #romantic #sexual #sexualattraction #pleasure #arousal #dreams #creativity #newbook #jungianfilmtheory #film #movies #archetypes #sexualattraction #attraction #romanceSupport the show
22:53 5/25/23
My Strange Relationship with Freedom (blog post)
In this episode, I read one of my popular blog posts. It’s titled: My Strange Relationship with Freedom. It’s from January of 2022, sixteen months after I had left my Midwestern hometown to go live in a Florida beach town. When I arrived back in May of 2020, I was about to get my PhD, I didn’t have a job, and I felt anxiety about using the money from the sale of my home until I could figure out what to do. Oh, and it was the beginning of covid.I was so lost. I was having an inner battle with my need to know how things would go, and this was what turned out to be my life lesson: to surrender to not knowing how the rest of my life was going to go. To not have a plan and to trust my life would unfold in the right way. Yikes! And then I had this moment. That’s what the post is about. Click here to read the postClick here to listen to Chapter 5, which I reference in the post. Click here to support Dose of DepthEnjoy! Deborah Lukovich, PhDP.S. Would you consider supporting Dose of Depth with a monthly donation of $5 to help me offset my costs of producing and promoting? Click here to learn more.P.S. Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of all kinds of FREE content. Check out my new book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,200+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #personalunconscious #freedom #personalfreedom #dreams #shadow #selfreflection #psyche #soul #activeimagination #CGJung #Jungian #depthpsychology #Jung #meaning #purpose #personaldevelopment #unconscious  #therapy #coaching #depthpsychologycoach #midlife #newbook #relationships #spirituality #selflove #anxiety #transformation #relationships #sexuality #spirituality #divorce #dating #romance #romantic #sexual #sexualattraction #pleasure #arousal #dreams #creativity #newbook #jungianfilmtheory #film #movies #archetypes Support the show
12:27 4/30/23
Do You Know a Trans Person? A Chat w/Aaron Baker, Transgender Activist
In this episode, I have a conversation with Aaron Baker, dedicated transgender activist and social media influencer. She focuses on sharing the joy of the trans experience, along with clarifying the history, science, and origins of the concepts of gender and sex. Her profiles, @aaronbaker and @aaronbaker.joy, have earned her a significant following, with her videos reaching over 5 million views. Her most popular videos are about parenting LGBTQ children and the problems with Georgia SB 140 (the bill that bans gender affirming care for minors.)I found Aaron on Instagram. One of her videos came up and I think she was sharing an experience that day of going into a store and getting looks from people. I was moved by her honest and vulnerable sharing of feeling hurt by how others treated her just because of what she looked like. At the same time, her courage was on full display. I started following her, offering encouraging comments, complimenting her on hair, makeup, dresses. Over time, you could see how transitioning to her gender caused her to blossom and be happier. Who could be against that? Trans people are one of many groups that are targeted and discriminated against simply because they do not conform to social norms. As with other groups that over time became accepted and embraced, Aaron knows the formula goes something like this: exposure leads to empathy, which leads to acceptance, which leads to improved civil rights outcomes. On the other hand, we are living through a time that warns us that the rights of once marginalized groups are never to be taken for granted. In fact, much progress for women’s right to self-determination has been reversed and women are dying and suffering because of the violent last stand of rigid and stagnant misogynist beliefs. So, Aaron is one brave soul. Enjoy our chat! A great resource for beginners - The Gender Dysphoria BibleDeborah Lukovich, PhDP.S. Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of new FREE content. Check out my new book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,200+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #transgender #transgenderactivist #equalityforall #freedom #liberty #transally #love #personalunconscious #shadow #selfreflection #archetypes #psyche #soul #activeimagination #CGJung #Jungian #depthpsychology #Jung #meaning #purpose #personaldevelopment #unconscious  #therapy #coaching #depthpsychologycoach #midlife #newbook #relationships #spirituality #creativity #newbook Support the show
59:14 4/22/23
Come Breathe & Imagine: Enjoy My Guided Meditation w/ Active Imagination
This episode fulfills a request by my clients who love this part of our sessions so much they want to be able to take me on the road so to speak. The 15 minutes includes mindfulness, breath work, visualization and active imagination to welcome images from the unconscious. You don't need an excuse to try it out, but if you're feeling anxious or overwhelmed, the meditation is designed to help you reset your nervous system. The active imagination component might help you become awarer of the deeper meaning or hidden agenda of your anxiety or other negative emotions. After the experience, I suggest you move around and then journal or draw to find some deeper meaning. You can work this like a dream. Check out my YouTube video or this podcast episode about exploring dreams, or listen to Chapter 18 of my Soul book about dreams. Enjoy! Deborah Lukovich, PhDP.S. Check out my work at www.deborahlukovich.com, where you can also subscribe to receive notifications of new FREE content. Check out my new book, Your Soul is Talking. Are You Listening? 5 Steps to Uncovering Your Hidden Purpose. You can now buy it on www.bookshop.org if you're looking for an alternative to Amazon.Follow me on Instagram @dlukovich engage with 4,200+ followers on Twitter @deblukovich or become a friend on Facebook. Check out Soul Talk 101, a series of mini-lessons on how to explore your unconscious offered through my YouTube Channel. #personalunconscious #shadow #selfreflection #archetypes #psyche #soul #activeimagination #CGJung #Jungian #depthpsychology #Jung #meaning #purpose #personaldevelopment #unconscious  #therapy #coaching #depthpsychologycoach #midlife #newbook #relationships #spirituality #creativity #newbook #film #filmtheory #jungianfilmtheory #meditation #mindfulness #breath Support the show
17:20 4/5/23

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