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What has the pandemic taught me?

What has the pandemic taught me?

This was the prompt at a writing workshop I attended. Here is where it took me…down a long meandering path. I hope you might see yourself and your family in these stories and know you are not alone. My house is small by US middle-class standards, but we live in...
Solopreneur or System Changemaker?

Solopreneur or System Changemaker?

Highly sensitive professionals are likely to be one or both. It didn’t take me long to realize that working in the system wasn’t my sweet spot. I had lots of jobs in traditional “systems”. I was a sexually transmitted disease counselor in the department of...
Don’t Be Cruel to a Heart That’s True

Don’t Be Cruel to a Heart That’s True

On Martin Luther King Day, January 18th, I recorded a webinar in my Are You Highly Sensitive LIVE membership called Parenting Sensitive Youth: Breath as a Tool for Parents and Kids. Since then, I have found myself breathing more easily at times, yet holding my breath...

Shehecheyanu 2021

The change of calendar years is just one in the long series of “new” year celebrations I like to acknowledge. First, the pagan calendar celebrates the new turn of years on Samhain, aka Halloween. Then I celebrate my personal new year on my birthday in mid-November....
Gratitude A-Z

Gratitude A-Z

People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. (The...
HSPs Walking for Self Care

HSPs Walking for Self Care

We must walk before we run. I don’t know who said that, and I think it’s universal enough that I don’t have to give a citation. This universal truth popped up into my brain while meditating today. How true it is in metaphor as well as practicality. It is the perfect...

Can YOU Breathe?

For a few weeks I had been trying to write a blog, and it was going to be about empathy. Then at the end of May this happened:Now I sit in front of my TV weeping. I’ve been on a “news fast” to take a break from the Covid pandemic drama and trauma—my tender highly...

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