It was such an honor to be interviewed on Eggshell Transformations with Imi Lo. I loved talking to Imi about deep knowing and why/how metaphor connects us with what is greater than ourselves. Here’s the link to the interview: https://www.buzzsprout.com/415966/10693815 Enjoy!
psychology of metaphor
Metaphor is embodied wisdom. We commonly think of metaphor as something poets use to embellish their language and a tool of the left hemisphere. We also commonly view it as “not real.” We say, “that’s just a metaphor.” But metaphor is much more than that. When we engage with a key metaphor, it connects us [ Read more … ]
Henry David Thoreau said, it’s not what you look at, it’s what you see. “When life brings you lemons, make lemonade.” “There’s another opportunity around the next corner.” “Better stick to the straight and narrow.” “Everything feels heavy.” These four aphorisms all reveal very different perspectives on life. We can read hundreds of self-help books [ Read more … ]
This is true for all of us. We valiantly search for the explanation, the description, the words. But when those words aren’t there, we unconsciously drop into another part of our brain–the part of our brain that works in metaphor. Metaphor allows us to understand and speak about things that are unknown, vague, or abstract. [ Read more … ]
As I was packing up my mother’s nursing home room after her death, I found a little heart-shaped stone that said ‘serenity’ on it. I took it back to California with me and I hold it frequently. It’s heavy, it has form, it feels soothing, and it reminds me of her. I love the weight [ Read more … ]