Just How Perfect Do You Want to Be?

In the Greek myth, when Persephone is abducted into the underworld, her mother, Demeter, pitches what my mother would have called “a holy fit.” She cries; she wails; she pleads, she pouts; she punishes. She will not accept – she refuses to be consoled. In the end, she strikes a deal with the devil himself and agrees that her daughter can stay to live with Hades half the year if she is allowed to return to earth for the other half. Bargain done, she restores fertility to the land and thus assures abundance for all the people.

A client came to me seeking a solution for her “depression.” She said that she had lost her cherished child several years before and had never recovered from that loss. She felt she was being unfair to the people in her life….

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