Reclaiming The Serious

Photo by Ansie Potgieter on Unsplash Do you tend to be more serious than other people? Does it ever make you feel like you are out on a limb all by yourself? I know that I am much more serious than most other people around me and that I tend to feel alone with it. Are…

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The Illusion Of Answers

Recently I disappointed someone who was seeking answers from me. It raised an interesting introspection for me about the idea of answers and I think it bears discussing. Why Seek Answers? I remember when I was quite young – perhaps 6 – being at dinner with my family. At the time my brothers had small cars…

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Why Insecurity Is The First Step To Confidence

What is it about insecurity that makes us so uncomfortable? Why do most of us pretend we don’t have insecurities, or even worse, suppress them? While it is common to deny insecurity, we must be aware of the drastic consequences of doing so. The very act of pushing something down automatically creates resistance. It takes…

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A Reexamination Of Comfort Zones And Creativity

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Being in one’s comfort zone or not has become an easy marker or diagnosis of what we are doing wrong. It can be useful unless we turn it into a form of black and white thinking as a way of beating ourselves up. Our inner critics love ideas like this. I consider myself a creative…

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Highly Self-Employed

For much of my working life (and I’m in my 50s, so it’s been a while), I struggled with the demands of the “normal” 40-hour work week. Working the way our society seemed to insist I work in order make a living made me feel like I was dying. I needed more peace, more depth,…

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Why HSPs Need To Reclaim The Creative Process

Most people think the creative process is just about coming up with ideas. Our culture separates ideas from making things, but treats even the process of generating ideas as something to be manufactured. As a result, our relationship to our creativity is affected by our cultural model. Manufacturing is not a natural HSP energy and…

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An Invitation To Intuition

One day, some years back, someone very close to me said in words close to these: You are not very intuitive. I wasn’t ? That came as a complete surprise to me. Is that what she thought? That was completely opposite to how I thought of myself. I thought I was, in fact, very intuitive.…

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What is an Empath Exactly?

what is empath

As someone who started identifying with the word empath some years ago, I have thought lately of how it is simply a catch-all term for different kinds of sensitivities. All people who use the word empath for themselves do not have their empathic antennas out in exactly the same way. They are not exactly like…

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Why You Can Afford To Lose Control

Does losing control scare you? Do you see not having control as a weakness? Do you receive criticism and negative feedback when you make a mistake and are “out-of-control? What Is Control? Given how much attention and pain are associated with control, what is it exactly? According to The Free Dictionary, control is the ability…

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