Dream healing

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in Creativity/artists, Featured, Grief, Highly Sensitive, introversion, Relationship, Spiritual, supervision, trauma | 0 comments

Dreams are potent guides, teachers and a healing modality. Recently, I assisted Dr Ed Tick at a dream workshop. In ancient Greece there were dream healing practices at elaborate temples with specific protocols to assist people in gaining guidance and healing from a dream. There is so much available to us for enriching our lives and many ways to heal. The synchronicities in the room of dreamers amazed each of us. When we can drop our egos for the sake of a deeper searching of the psyche (soul) we see the ways that we are profoundly interconnected. We are connected to one another as well with...

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Alleviating loneliness

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in anxiety, Blog, Creativity/artists, Featured, Grief, Highly Sensitive | 0 comments

We live in an era of loneliness. Suicides have gone up 30% over the last 30 years. Why is this? Studies suggest we have overemphasized self-reliance and underrecognized our need to connect, to bond which is primary to every living being. Let us remember the richness we are a part of. How do alleviate loneliness? In part, the solution lies in a change in our way of thinking about the fundamentals of life. We are profoundly interconnected with one another as well as with the earth. We are not merely self-serving aggressive beings out for ourselves as the patriarchal brand of the sciences...

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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. I recommend the book by Charles Eisenstein The...

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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 which she describes as “personalities”. Within us is...

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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 disabled . But in the book The Dyslexic Advantage...

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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 everything.  Then after a while, when it feels right—it might...

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