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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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 blissful wonder In love with this new world, this...

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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 your car quickly, take this time to be with this...

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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 perplexed look on his face and said “that...

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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 connect us to ourselves ; that is,  how can we grow,...

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