January 5th, 2015
If you are a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), or empath, you are not alone. There are an estimated 40 million of us in America alone. Empaths & HSPs often face unique challenges; mainly, healing modalities that work for most people don’t always work for us. Many of us are still dealing with fatigue, lack of focus, anxiousness, heavy-heartedness (what some call "depression"), tight...
January 31st, 2015
Fibromyalgia has many symptoms, for example, muscle tightness, fatigue, sleep difficulties, and joint stiffness to name a few. Wouldn’t it make sense that if the underlying cause were addressed properly that the above-named symptoms (and others) could be reduced or eliminated? Wouldn’t this “domino effect” help people live more vibrant lives, help them to sleep well, and...
March 5th, 2017
There are 11 habits I’ve seen that Happy and Healthy Highly Sensitive Persons either have or are cultivating, numbers 7-11 are below. For numbers 1-6, see 11 Habits of Happy and Healthy Empaths & Highly Sensitive Persons, Part 1.
7. We Cultivate Meaningful Relationships
8. We Understand Expectations and Attachments
9. We Welcome All of Our Emotions
August 5th, 2020
Aug 4 2020
As I began to write this week’s note, I kept hearing Al Stewart’s Time Passages (from 1978!). You may remember his song, The Year of the Cat as well. They kind of sound the same. Or if you’re under 40, you may not remember him at all. I hadn’t thought of him or this song in decades, but it's reminding me that my memory of time’s...
July 21st, 2020
Fear limits accurate intuition, reduces awareness, makes reason and logic impossible, and weakens our ability to empathize.
Fear catalyzes an always-searching mindset and a need to make sense of what lacks sense in that moment.
Fear births and propagates conspiracy theories and seeks out other fearful minds to infect. Under duress, the mind can make an enemy out of a loved...
July 10th, 2020
It’s easy to look around and think that life is falling apart. And for many, it is. And for some, it’s coming together… by falling apart.
Not to minimize people’s very real pain, trauma and struggles, rather, let’s inquire: What is the best possible way of managing what is happening?
I think we all know that what we resists, persists. So, what would...
April 6th, 2020
If you’re in a lockdown with your family or housemates, conflict WILL arise. But there are healthy conflict resolution tools you can use to turn this challenge into an opportunity for better connection, peace and even joy.
“For example, if I yell at someone, ‘Put away your damn dishes!’ it probably won’t be received well. Though instructive, the energy...
April 6th, 2020
Trouble falling or staying asleep?
Waking up exhausted?
Lethargic or Anxious?
Is it worse of late?
Sleep difficulties lead to challenges with: memory; concentration; productivity; and general health and vitality. And a large percentage of us are being affected now at a higher degree than I can recall.
This is at least in part (or mostly?) due to the sadness and fear around...
April 4th, 2020
During this pandemic, it’s easy to be a couch potato. There’s nothing wrong with a little video entertainment of course, but we have to remember to balance that with physical activity, too!
Exercise increases endorphins, can ward off depression, and once you get into the groove, can actually feel great, too!
Your mind may tell you to passively watch more TV, or...
March 2nd, 2020
Let’s face it, within seconds, anyone can find both flattering and negative information about a person, restaurant, vaccination, exercise routine, corporation, or even a sandwich and so much more online. It’s challenging but important to remember that information is created, disseminated, received and potentially regurgitated through the personal filter of the...
February 25th, 2020
Are you an empathic person, very sensitive to — or even profoundly affected by — the people, energy, and circumstances around you?
Do you tend to feel the emotions of others as if they were your own… and often experience overwhelm at the weight of it all?
Maybe you constantly cater to others’ needs because you think it’s selfish to put yourself...
February 18th, 2020
I was fortunate enough to visit Puerto Rico in my late teens. My High School Spanish teacher thought it would be a good way to practice conversation in another language. What I didn’t know was that the local kids there would teach me some words, words not typically taught in High School in the late 1970s, and either they didn’t make it clear what those words meant, or I just...