Dr. Gail Gross..."The initial response is to run back to the familiar, even though the set that held your personality has cracked open. Now you are thrust into the valley of despair, an unknown yet fertile place of psychic deconstruction. It is here where your shadow lives, that unknown part of yourself that contains the material for your regeneration. Once here, the discomfort of the unfamiliar can cause you to turn back to that which you know."
Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver
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