Author Archives: Dr. Connie Zweig

About Dr. Connie Zweig

Connie Zweig, Ph. D., a retired therapist, is co-author of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow and author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality. She is a Certified Sage-ing Leader and is now writing THE INNER WORK OF AGE. She is blogging excerpts at Medium.com/@conniezweig. You can connect on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Dr.ConnieZweig/ Or get book updates by request from conniezweig@gmail.com.

Shadow Boxing: Wrestling with Romantic Partners

(excerpt from Romancing The Shadow) In a famous Greek myth of romance, Eros insists that Psyche make love to him in the dark. Like Eros, many of us want to remain hidden when our passions loosen the reins of the … Continue reading

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My Longing for the Light: Spiritual Yearning and Its Shadow Side

(excerpt from The Holy Longing) As a meditation practitioner for more than 40 years, I have been insane for the light. Like a moth diving into the flame, I sought to be consumed in the burning, cooked, turned to ash. … Continue reading

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Midlife and Shadow Work

Two decades ago, at midlife, I met my devils. Much of what I had counted as blessing became curse. The wide road narrowed; the light grew dark. And, in the darkness, the saint in me, so well nurtured and well … Continue reading

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Looking for the Beloved: Dating as Shadow-work

When Cupid struck Apollo with a golden arrow through the heart, he fell hopelessly in love with a nymph named Daphne. But, to Apollo’s chagrin, Cupid had struck Daphne with a leaden arrow, causing her to abhor the thought of … Continue reading

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Doing Shadow-work To Fulfill Your Dreams

You know what you want – a loving relationship, a creative career, a positive sense of self, a quiet, simpler life, financial stability, a greater contribution to others  – but some part of you acts out to sabotage it every … Continue reading

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