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Recovering from the Peter Pan Syndrome

A COURSE IN RECOVERY

The Peter Pan syndrome describes people who don’t grow up. Petra Pam for the ladies. When they are adults they are still acting like children. This is particularly common in men these days. Thus, the phrase Maleolecent, as in a make adolescent, has been coined to describe these adult children. Peter Pan syndrome is aided and abetted by parents who enable their children, by doing for them, what they can do for themselves. They stunt their emotional growth, albeit with the best of intentions. This stunting is becoming an epidemic that is leaving 30 and 40 year olds without careers, without partners and without a clue.

The movie Failure To Launch with Mathew McConaughey first highlighted the issue of adult children living at home, not being capable, or not wanting to move out. It is a state where they still hold emotional ties to being at home. Failure to launch…

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A COURSE IN RECOVERY

The Invitation. A poem that invites you to live your best life now.

Watch the Invitation poem by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, read by Mark L Lockwood. A poem of openness and vulnerability. A poem of courage and passion. This poem is used in our Recovery Magic Addiction Recovery Course. Heal today and begin your transformation., Don’t stay stuck in the box…you are the Universe in ecstatic motion. Ultimate, modern addiction, depression and anxiety recovery resources for people wanting to transform their lives, heal, enrich and grow.

The Invitation. The Poem.

I have sent you my invitation,

The note inscribed on the palm of my hand by the fire of living.

Don’t jump up and shout, “Yes, this is what I want! Let’s do it!”

Just stand up quietly and dance with me.

Show me how you follow your deepest desires,

Spiralling down into the ache within the ache,

And…

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