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
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
Unless someone is “in the trenches” and actually doing research with microscopes, measuring devices or personal experience, they're not doing research; they're parroting the words (or “studies”) of others. And said studies' authors may have a personal agenda that we'd be wise to inquire about!
Let’s face it, within seconds, anyone can find both...
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...
January 28th, 2020
How long have you been trying to kill your ego? Two Years? Two Decades? Hasn’t worked yet, has it? Your ego is your opponent in life, not your enemy, and therefore your job is to defeat it, not kill it. But you can’t defeat the ego on the level of mind, you have to get past the mind and into the body, and into your emotions.
“What is the Ego and What is its...
October 12th, 2019
Health issues, relationship challenges, economic hardship, bullying, rainforest destruction, the news, childhood trauma...
Getting tired of it yet? Wanting to escape?
I get that. And I also know that the only way out... (sorry!)... is through.
So may "problems" are caused at the level of the mind, but as Einstein said, "No problem can be solved from the same level of...