" The more I see, the less I know for sure. " — John Lennon

Why You Still Can’t Get Along With Your Siblings

May 4, 2017 | Posted in Families

The stakes in sibling relationships are high. Whether or not you and your brother/sister are besties, the dynamics of a sibling relationship come with inherent complexities that don’t exist in our other friendships. Trusted goop depth psychologist Carder Stout, Ph.D., who focuses on exploring the unconscious side of the psyche, has incredible insight into navigating…

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The Argument for Grief

October 20, 2016 | Posted in Grief

We were reminded of how powerful—and strangely beautiful—the act of grieving can be when we saw artist Taryn Simon’s piece, “An Occupation of Loss,” which was performed by professional mourners from around the world. Of course, no such role exists in our culture, and grief remains one of the darkest, most difficult emotions to take…

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What’s Your Archetype? (And Why It Matters.)

March 22, 2016 | Posted in General Well-Being

It is one of the tenets of being human that we are all inclined to “be” a certain way—and then cling to that identity. But where do those original definitions come from? Below, Carder Stout, a Jungian psychotherapist who practices in Los Angeles, explains their primordial origins—and what we can all do to ensure that…

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Calling It Quits: How to Stick with Resolutions, Big and Small

February 23, 2016 | Posted in Addiction

Whether it’s cutting out sugar, negative thinking, or your cell phone, we come to our resolutions (New Year’s or otherwise) full of hope, firm deadlines, and willpower. But the idea of quitting something—be it a behavior or a substance—often dooms potential behavior changes from the start, says LA-based Dr. Carder Stout; a brilliant depth psychologist,…

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Serendipity & Synchronicity

October 26, 2015 | Posted in General Well-Being

by Dr. Carder Stout Nothing happens by accident when your soul gets involved. It is the most intentional presence in your life whether you recognize its existence or not. Your soul is omniscient and ever present. It informs your decision making through the thoughts and images it provides. It is the essence that fuels your…

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