Life on this earth can be truly harrowing and horrifying. Every day we witness all sorts of terrible things happening all over the world. So much suffering. Why is that? It's at least in part because no matter how hard those who bring us up try to make us learn from their mistakes, it rarely … Continue reading Is the Hard Way the Only Way?
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As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), introvert and INFP, I have been familiar with the Orchid vs. Dandelion theory of temperament since 2009, when David Dobbs wrote about it for The Atlantic. The basic idea of this theory is that children who are genetically prone to being highly sensitive, like an orchid, are highly sensitive … Continue reading Orchid People, Orchid Science
Poet/philosopher David Whyte's poem/essay on why we must accept our vulnerability in order to live a full life reminded me of Brene Brown’s YouTube video on vulnerability and SHAME. Shame and vulnerability are very dirty words in our lovely culture. But what David Whyte and Brene Brown trying to get across here is that coming to … Continue reading On Shame, Vulnerability, Self-Acceptance and Living Life to the Fullest
My husband and I went to the beach on a lovely, sunny summer day. We put our blanket down next to a little kid and his grandmother, who was very nice. This little boy was a riot. He had a little yellow pail, and ran with it down to the water to scoop up one … Continue reading A Fish Has Died – A Sweet Little Summer Story
According to the diagnostic test in the ground-breaking book The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron, Ph.D., I am a "Highly Sensitive Person" (HSP). In her book, Dr. Aron, a pioneering psychologist, cites major studies demonstrating that approximately 15-20% of the human population possess a nervous system that, due to genetically inherited physiological characteristics, cause … Continue reading This Time, It’s Physiological
I have been trying to sort of just go about my business without getting too caught up in the heavy spirit of this day, but its everywhere I look and almost all I hear on the radio, TV. I find the only way I can really do any justice to the profound loss that resulted … Continue reading Remembering September 11, 2001