Recent Posts by Rima Bonario, Th.D.

The Feminine Power of Surrender

I have a confession to make, despite the fact that I have been helping women succeed in life for more than a decade, I got my ass handed to me by my teacher during an advanced training course on embodying feminine power. The smack down was thoroughly complete, more than a little humiliating, and totally…
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What Does Hope Ask of You?

“Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all - And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard - And sore must be the storm - That could abash the little Bird That kept so many…
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Shadow, Shadow Everywhere

There’s got to be a pony in there somewhere! So. How are you doing post-election? Are you grieving? Are you angry? Are you happy? Are you relieved? Many people I know are still coming out of a state of shock. While others are so elated to be finally seen and heard. Where ever you are…
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The Truth No One Told Me: I Am Alone

I was chatting with friend the other day about our evolutionary spiritual journey, and I shared with her that to make further progress in my effort to integrate both my shadow material and my noble/Soul-self, I knew I would have to acknowledge an Ugly Truth: deep at the heart of human existence is the reality…
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Make a Brand New Ending

I have a secret to tell you, a very personal and vulnerable secret. For the past two weeks I haven’t been feeling it; feeling the love, feeling my soul. With all the rain and an overly full schedule my energy was zapped. And then I learned that I had underestimated my tax bill by several…
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The Radical Practice of Giving Up Hope

Perhaps like me you have been fighting to hold on to your hope for a better future in the face of what may seem like a world gone mad with no leadership in sight able to get our systems back on course. How often have we been told, "Don't lose hope!" But I have come to…
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With Light Comes Shadow

"One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious." ~Carl Jung The shadow concept has its roots in the work of Sigmund Freud, later developed and enhanced by Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung. In 1912, Jung used the term “shadow side of the psyche” to describe the hidden side of…
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Who Have You Come Here to Be?

Who Have You Come Here To Be? We are the ones we have been waiting for. ~Hopi Elders Prophecy In our world of busy-ness, rarely do people inquire of themselves or of each other, “Who have we come here to be?” Instead we gather at parties and PTA events and ask each other, “So, what…
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An Honest Look at my Inner Yeller

Honesty Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi A few years back my husband and I were having a picnic dinner together. My daughter was spending the week with her grandparents and we had settled…
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Love and love some more

Let me count the ways... February 14, Valentine's Day, is a day adopted by many people the world over as a day to express their love. Having morphed from a saint's feast day into a day to express love for one's lover, the day now boast expressions of love in all relationships. School children look…
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What is Authentic Action?

What is Authentic Action? A key aspect of The Q ProcessTM is the final step of taking Authentic Action. People sometimes get a bit hung up about what exactly is it and why is it important. In a nut-shell, it is important because it gives us an opportunity to practice showing up differently, showing up…
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How well do you know your shadow?

How well do you know your shadow? The Shadow is a tricky concept to nail down. That's it's nature. It hides in dark places and thrives on being unseen. Yet the effort to uncover the shadow material hidden in our memories and our meaning making, trapped inside our neural connections and our nervous system, is…
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What if we have it all Wrong?

What if We Have it All Wrong? Have you ever noticed how easy it is to become attached to your favorite possessions? Maybe it's the broach your grandmother left you, or the dream car you finally bought, or the Mother's Day card your child made in kindergarten. The thought of losing a treasured possession like…
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