Skeleton Woman & the Life-Death-Life Cycle of Relationships

This is a great story (told by Clarissa Pinkola Estes in Women Who Run With the Wolves) that holds some profound wisdom for those of us engaged with relationship in modern times.

Pinkola Estes talks a lot about the wildish nature of Woman and how it has been neglected and driven underground:

‘We have seen the feminine instinctive nature looted, driven back and overbuilt.’ [Read more...]

A World of Values in Colours: Spiral Dynamics Value Systems

Given my fascination with Values and the Spiral, and the work of Dr Clare Graves and subsequently Dr Don Beck, I have lost count of the number of times a friend or new found acquaintance has asked me: ‘What’s that theory of colours you keep talking about?’

So, I could hardly blog about Values Matter without covering the theory of Spiral Dynamics, which is all about different value systems. [Read more...]

Lessons From Las Vegas 9 (part 1): Values Matter

This is by far the most complex element of the Flawless Living Operating System: you will need the other two elements in the ‘Competence Pillar’ to ground this in your everyday life. The ‘Competence Pillar’ is made up of three elements:

“When we know our values we can design with competence.” [Read more...]