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?
...until just recently. Over a decade ago, I began trawling the internet in an attempt to finally nail down what kind of job was right for me. After a 4-year stint as a professional Medical Writer, I knew that conventional corporate jobs were not for me. In early 2007, I found the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, … Continue reading I Didn’t Know I Was An Indigo…
Thanks to Alisia Martino, writer of the Emotional Wellness blog, here is a great exposition of how to relate effectively to one's inner child. I've found inner child work challenging but I know it's essential to healing from traumatic childhood. Alisia has said it much more eloquently than I've been able to. Inside each and everyone … Continue reading The inner child — Emotional Wellness
I have been trying to figure out why it's so hard for me to post on this blog (yes, unfortunately I am a perfectionist, now trying not to be). I've been working my butt off in therapy, doing inner child work. I've been using materials from Sharon Salzberg, one of the best mindfulness meditation teachers … Continue reading Whatever Stuff Is On My Mind
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
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