Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Blog, Grief, Highly Sensitive, Spiritual, trauma | 0 comments

Grief is a miserable experience but it is also bittersweet because it attests to the depth of our bonds and our love. When the unexpected happens we are suddenly shaken from our everyday routine, from what seems normal.  We are shaken whether an event is a loss, a lost friend, a death, the end of a dream. We realize how little is out in our control. Major change is a dizzying feeling as if we are spinning in a whirlpool going down and down turning around trying to find our way in wild and crazy waters. Grief is as sharp as a stab by a sword....

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Moving toward joys

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in anxiety, Blog, Creativity/artists, Highly Sensitive, Relationship, Spiritual, supervision | 0 comments

I wake up in the morning and sometimes I’m drawn in by my curiosity to watch the news. This actually is not such a good idea, so often I have the discipline to quickly turn the TV off and avoid the latest fascinating horror. Instead I go outside, even in the rain, and look at the sky and feed the birds. It’s much better for our nervous systems for our sense of connection in the world to take time to be and to use our senses to connect with our environment, to renew us and fill us up. Connection and our senses move us towards joy....

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reclaiming all of our Being, left and right

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in anxiety, Blog, Creativity/artists, Highly Sensitive, introversion, Relationship, Spiritual, supervision, trauma | 0 comments

  Let’s claim or reclaim all of who we are. For thousands of years we lived closer to a way of life that revolved around relationship and being. There is a fascinating book and corresponding Tedtalk called My stroke of insight by Jill Bolte-Taylor. Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor is a neurophysiologist, an expert on the brain. She describes her catastrophic stroke that occurred in the left hemisphere of her brain. Although it’s an oversimplification, in general, the two hemispheres of our brain have distinctly different capabilities...

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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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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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