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Living Sensitively: A Guest Post from a Fellow HSP

Guest post: Ellie Goldstein is a senior at Warren Wilson College majoring in psychology with additional interests in neuroscience, biology, and art. She also has a passion for gardening, where she feels grounded and relaxed with that direct connection to the land. She recently finished her capstone studying highly sensitive people and connections to perceived […]

By |June 11th, 2019|Highly Sensitive People|0 Comments

When you’re brave and you show up fully, you will fail…

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.  -Michael Jordan
Though I’ve read almost all of Brene Brown’s books, […]

By |May 17th, 2019|Empowerment|0 Comments

On Play: Why it’s important and how to cultivate more of it

Play /plā/ verb: engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose
I’m going to start this post with a confession: I’m currently re-learning how to play. I certainly don’t fault myself because there are a host of reasons that I’ve forgotten how to play. There are many times when I’ve […]

By |March 8th, 2019|Empowerment|0 Comments

On Open-Heartedness: Lovingkindness and other practices

“Closing your heart does not really protect you from anything; it just cuts you off from your source of energy…so learn to stay open no matter what happens. If you do, you get for free what everybody else is struggling for: love, enthusiasm, excitement, and energy.” –Michael Singer, The Untethered Soul
I’ve been eagerly awaiting February […]

By |February 2nd, 2019|Connection|0 Comments

Energetic house-keeping: On Ho’oponopono and other cleansing practices

Over the past several months, I’ve been focusing a lot of my energy on my own personal growth work. And as we often do, I went into it thinking I could just focus my energy on stepping into my power, finding my voice, and all that good stuff. Needless to say, it’s taken me on […]

By |January 4th, 2019|Relationship with Self|2 Comments

Make the Most of the Holidays: 10 Simple Practices

This time of year can feel so full. And in that fullness, it can be easy to get caught up in the current. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of buying, wanting, not having enough. And it’s easy to get caught up in old patterns and family dynamics. And whenever […]

By |November 30th, 2018|Empowerment|0 Comments

Boundaries: Getting to the root

*This is an experiential blog post so grab a pen and a sheet of paper if you don’t already have one nearby or you can just read through and do the exercises later or in your head.

Boundaries. We hear this word thrown around a lot. And we’ve all heard affirmations like ‘It’s okay to take […]

By |October 5th, 2018|Connection|0 Comments

On softening at your edge

Last week as I was holding sleeping pigeon pose in yoga, our yoga teacher instructed us to recall a recent time in our lives where we were at our edge . In other words, a time when we felt challenged by something. She invited us to get curious about what was happening […]

By |September 4th, 2018|Anxiety/Overwhelm|2 Comments

Creating from the heart…

I’m so excited to share a guest blog post by Lynn Komlenic, a kindred spirit, wise teacher, and fellow highly sensitive soul.  Lynn reminds us of the importance and accessibility of listening to our hearts (and she even includes a concrete breathing practice to support us in connecting with our heart energy). Enjoy!

When I was […]

By |August 7th, 2018|Relationship with Self|0 Comments

Working with our inner parts and getting to know Self energy

Over the past few months I’ve been exploring a therapeutic approach called Internal Family Systems (IFS). One of the foundations of this model is the idea that we all have all of different parts, which have taken on certain roles or are carrying certain burdens. Our parts basically represent our ego or conditioned self so […]

By |July 7th, 2018|Relationship with Self|2 Comments
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