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“learning disability” or other ways of perceiving

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in anxiety, Creativity/artists, Highly Sensitive, introversion, Spiritual, supervision, trauma | 0 comments

I often wonder if people who have learning disabilities or other kinds of  perceptual differences are being locked into a label based on a narrow understanding of reality? There are a plethora of ways to know and perceive. How exciting this is. Off hand, I don’t know of many famous woman with these traits. Unfortunately, the life stories of woman are so often lost to us in an abyss of outright or subtle misogyny. Although both Einstein and Steve Jobs, famous men, were dyslexic we still consider people who are dyslexic slightly broken or...

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webs of connection heal and nurture

Posted by on Apr 8, 2018 in anxiety, Creativity/artists, Featured, Highly Sensitive, introversion | 0 comments

Webs of connection heal and nurture. Human and nonhuman connections must be pursued and nurtured to work their magic. Humility and compassion foster understanding, learning and healing. In the words of a coast Salish elder… “When a visitor comes to your home you praise your visitor.  They become like a ‘God’, a “Spirit’ to you.  They are special because they have sacrificed their time to see you, to come and visit you and to encourage you.  So, you listen to them first and they talk about themselves, what they know and...

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The great turning

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in anxiety, Blog, Creativity/artists, Grief, introversion, Spiritual, trauma | 0 comments

Arrive in this world slowly a bit at a time Small soft new body settling into the weight of gravity the feel of incarnate belonging The arms of mother Earth, the arms of your mother, the arms of your father, the arms of your family, hold you as you fall into this way of being come gradually into this world When your eyes are closed and you are dreaming return to where you were before there you are ancient, enormous, unbound, and knowing here you will be innocent and naïve as it should be when we begin again begin again swaddled in love, in...

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Connection is magic. Connection is the essence of aliveness.

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in anxiety, Blog, Creativity/artists, Featured, Grief, Highly Sensitive, introversion, Relationship, Spiritual, supervision, trauma | 0 comments

Connection is magic. Connection heals. Connection is the essence of aliveness. It was a shimmering early spring day. I had walked throughout the park and, noticing I was hungry, I began to walk the path towards where my car was parked. I saw an elderly man holding a cane. He walked very slowly, bent over, holding a cane.  I said “hello” to him and he looked up and said “hi, you can help me walk.” He reached out his hand. I took his hand. Internally, I said to myself “slow down, you don’t have to get back to...

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Gifts

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in anxiety, Blog, Creativity/artists, Grief, Highly Sensitive, introversion | 0 comments

I am uplifted when science, intuition and ancient wisdom align. We all have innate gifts to share and celebrate in this life. Likewise, the earth, her powers and creatures have gifts for us. Awe and beauty have been found to heal and cheer us. Healthy unadulterated diets with lots of foods and vegetables actually prevent many diseases and greatly sustain better moods. Fast food undermines physical and mental health. Trees give us oxygen and hold soil in place and of course we cannot live without the gift of water. And then there is the...

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Highly sensitive person joins the gym

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in anxiety, Blog, Highly Sensitive, introversion, Relationship, Spiritual | 0 comments

I told my husband I was going to the gym I’d just joined online but had not yet visited. I said “I’m not sure when I’ll get home because I don’t expect to do a workout. I just want to look around and see what it’s like.” He looked up at me from his laptop and said “well, why would you go to the gym if you don’t think you’re going to workout? I replied” Because I like to get used to the atmosphere and take my time getting to know a place.” He looked up again with a...

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an opportunity

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in anxiety, Creativity/artists, Grief, Highly Sensitive, introversion | 0 comments

Love is not only a feeling and a force. It is action. We have the opportunity to wake up and to come home to ourselves, one another and the earth. By seeing the extreme shadows of our culture illuminated in the media and on the streets every day, we can also reason out what is opposite of the shadow. What will bring us back to more light in our hearts and world. Connection, time and will and bravery to connect. Technology’s shadow is the way it takes us away from fuller interactions with others, our selves and the natural environment. I...

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community and healing trauma

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in anxiety, Creativity/artists, Grief, Highly Sensitive | 0 comments

A recent long term cross cultural study revealed that in cultures where people have been traumatized and developed PTSD- Post truamatic Stress Disorder– and have community support afterwards, get well. They recover within the nurturing, accepting and loving atmosphere of social connections and bonds. This can be true with communities that are not human  too. Veterans who have companion animals, who go on retreat in the wilderness experience healing. There is also a thing called post traumatic growth. Some of us gain tremendous strengths...

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Happiness and connection

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in anxiety, Blog, Grief, Highly Sensitive, introversion, Relationship, supervision | 0 comments

We are more connected than we know. We influence one another more than we know… even in our moods and weight. People living together catch one anothers eating habits and moods like we catch colds. Be mindful of who you hang out with and of how your own mood affects others. Good news — in studies on happiness this connection is revealed in a sweet way. We experience far more fulfillment when we spend the same amount of money on others rather than ourselves. Altruism and love are real and good for all. Poverty is stressful and...

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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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