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Heal anxiety

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in anxiety, Highly Sensitive, introversion | 0 comments

Here are some tips to help with decreasing anxiety — choose kind friends and find a community. In countries with high social supports people heal from PTSD/ trauma much more swiftly than in our country were social supports are less, so work on making social connection and support a priority. Exercise, especially outside in natural light and a beautiful environment. Gyms are great but they dont nourish all of us. Eat whole foods. Practise device vacations and reorient to the world around and within you. Sit with quiet, meditate or color....

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Going into inner magic

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in anxiety, Blog, Creativity/artists, Featured, Grief, Highly Sensitive, introversion, Relationship, Spiritual, supervision, trauma, Uncategorized | 0 comments

In our culture we emphasize doing over being, we emphasize focusing on the future over the present and the past. We tend to emphasize focusing on our outward life, our goals, our appearance and how other people think of us more then we focus on our inner world.  Our inner world far surpasses our thoughts. Magic will happen there. Some other cultures we can learn from, such as the cultures that practice Buddhism or more indigenous cultures, balance focus on the outside world with reflection and sensing an inner world. Our inner worlds can...

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The new story

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in anxiety, Creativity/artists, Grief, Highly Sensitive, Relationship, Spiritual, supervision, trauma | 0 comments

We are in the midst of transformation. The old western story is one of seperation. The new story, which is actually an ancient well known story for those who have lived close to the earth and one another, is interconnectivity, interdependence. The old story is told by patriarchy and puts status and forceful power over compassion and sharing. The new story brings back the power of the feminine… empathy, nurturance, reverence for all life and includes the teachings of boys to honor emotions and girls to have a voice. We see these stories...

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grow compassion

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in anxiety, Creativity/artists, Grief, Highly Sensitive | 0 comments

when the days get shorter and you are feeling down look into the work of Christine Neff on self compassion. Compassion is powerful for oneself and others. Check out her Youtube video and download her guided meditations. Tedtalks can also uplift. There is good news about human nature which can be cultivated. Aggression and despair can be healed. Look at the the Tedtalk Need Help: ask a toddler. Our innate altruism is revealed here in scientific research and through touching...

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The cult of individuality

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in anxiety, Creativity/artists, Featured, Grief, Highly Sensitive, introversion | 0 comments

Phil Borges, filmmaker, said he realized after traveling the world that out culture is particularly individualistic. This can lead to great accomplishments but also great disconnection. The more connections we have in our lives the more healthy we are. We are meant to live in an ecosystem- like way of being. The possibility to connect is everywhere in our hearts and outside in the world. Every morning I take a moment to watch the little birds at the birdfeeder in my backyard. I feel connected to them and my heart...

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Fall

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in anxiety, Creativity/artists, Grief, Highly Sensitive, introversion | 0 comments

Fall is here. I continue to be amazed and humbled by natures cycles. Lets remember that we as children of nature go through seasons of change as well. We are here to experience it all and learn. In our western culture we tend to imagine life as a ladder or steps of progress. But many cultures see progress as an internal process that is facilitated by cycles that repeat. Our spiritual and psychological growth is in response to these changes. Some cultures we in the west have called less advanced, simply have different priorities such as...

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a better motivator

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in anxiety, Blog, Creativity/artists, Grief, Highly Sensitive, introversion, Spiritual, trauma | 0 comments

We often motivate ourselves by a harsh inner dialogue. We threaten and warn ourselves of possible failures. Such harsh self talk hurts us, causes anxiety of all sorts and harms our health. Research reveals that kindness and self compassion, are better motivators and also decrease the stress of inner or outer pressure.  Failure and mistakes are a part of life and learning. We are all human here together. Check out selfcompasssion.org. for the guided meditations on...

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our beginnings

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in anxiety, Creativity/artists, Grief, Highly Sensitive | 0 comments

What is the story of your ancestors? How did you begin? The study of epigenetics has confirmed the ancient wisdom concerning the significance of our ancestors. We carry their lived experience within us from before our birth. The experience of grandparents affects our biological development , our lifeview and our emotional state. Knowing more about this can help understand and heal. Check out the APPPAH website to gain more in-depth...

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Transitions

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in anxiety, Blog, Creativity/artists, Grief, Highly Sensitive, introversion | 0 comments

The light is shifting as we see signs of fall. Times of change and transition can be unsettling and… or… exciting. Often anxiety and excitement overlap and sometimes they are confused. When we find some ground moving beneath our feet, it is time to re-ground into what we know we can rely on and what we count on… good friends, our faith, good music, poetry, contemplation,…. nature. What else? Know your resources and practise using them. We cannot control so much in our lives and yet we can know what is steady…...

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Precious, Unfathomable

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Creativity/artists, Highly Sensitive, Relationship, Spiritual, trauma | 0 comments

The unfathomable Within Beneath and within the supple, sweet, transitory armor of skin is a  universe unique to each being. What dreams and thoughts and friendships commence in  those cells within our skin and beneath our skin? We overflow our sense of self unknowingly as we walk and talk each day. Each of us a “one” created of many. Tiny beings swirl and have their lives within us, within our lives We are a cosmos, a creature, a multitude I am discouraged by humanity sometimes… in the dire news, or when I drive and red road rage seeps in...

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