Excerpt from “Midlife Awakening

It is imperative that we get to know and accept ourselves. This is necessary in order to have a full and satisfying life, and the sooner you do this, the better it is for everyone. As we shove down parts of our personalities that we do not like or are not comfortable with, those parts gain some more power over us, as we keep hiding them from others, justifying them, and trying to pretend they are not there. Carl Jung called these less desirable parts, our “shadow”. These shadow parts of you are real and will eventually show themselves. And the timing of their “big…