Entering The Aliveness

Photo by Evgeni Tcherkasski on Unsplash Aliveness! We all seek it and it is all around us. As a highly sensitive person, I love just being in the natural aliveness around me. Aliveness And Its Substitutes I have a hard time with all the substitutes for aliveness: entertainment, overwork, war. They jangle my nerves. I do not…

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Intimacy: An Important Skill For A New Age

Photo by Frame Harirak on Unsplash As we take a pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is increasingly apparent that what people call normal is not coming back. It cannot because the fragility and weaknesses of our current way of being are being exposed. Unfortunately it is causing pain for many even as we…

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Embracing The Taboo Of Loss

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You may have noticed that in modern culture if you notice or experience sad feelings related to loss of some kind, those feelings are often denigrated or worse condemned. Modern culture has a strong bias against loss and failure. What Is Loss? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, some definitions of loss are: 1: DESTRUCTION, RUIN to save…

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Are You Suffering From Cultural Depression?

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Photo by Kitti Incédi on Unsplash I see a lot of depression around me. Perhaps you do, too. But it is a strange kind of depression the kind of depression that comes when everything around us seems wrong. I call it cultural depression. Depression And Culture What I am seeing is a fairly complex depression…

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The Secret Benefit of Emotional Healing

Are you stuck in your emotional healing? Do you keep falling down? Do you ever wonder what there is for you when your healing is complete? Does Emotional Healing Ever End? Emotional healing can seem like a never ending process for a reason. Emotional healing focuses on a problem: you are the problem your parents…

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Trapped: How False Shame Steals Your Joy

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Photo by Ashley Anthony on Unsplash Does it seem like some kind of wet blanket hovers over you? Have you ever wondered why the “bad” feelings never seem to go away? Why is it that these negative feelings are so readily available? Why is so much that we are offered cloaked in some kind of…

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The Inner Critic: A Diversity Issue?

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Photo by Patrick Schneider on Unsplash Much has been written about the inner critic and yet it is still here driving most of us up the wall. Given all of the work so many people do to heal and release themselves from the scourge of the inner critic, it is interesting that so far we…

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Is Gratitude Enough?

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Photo by Rosie Kerr on Unsplash Photo by jean Wimmerlin on Unsplash We all learn the importance of gratitude. It feels good to be grateful. We know that being grateful means we feel abundant and therefore can increase abundance in our lives. Many, if not most of us, recognize that a gratitude practice is a…

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The Limitations Of Empathy In An Unbalanced Culture

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Photo by Joseph Keil on Unsplash Empathy is one of the best qualities in a human being and is abundant in sensitive people. Empathy is an important foundation in relationships and also in understanding all aspects of our world. Empathy opens a door to discovery and can help us identify the realities around us. Empathy…

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