Love Without Dependency: Taking the Road Less Traveled and Finding Peace

By |2016-01-29T11:00:37-05:00January 29th, 2016|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The nursing home smell permeates the still air, a saliva suction machine rests next to the bed and my mom, not looking anything like herself, sits in a hospital-grade recliner . She wears fashion-less comfort clothes, no makeup and no bra. She has her mean face on and is jabbing her finger in my direction. I haven't done something right. I can't [...]

4 Steps to Love and Independence

By |2016-01-01T23:40:53-05:00November 4th, 2011|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

Self-love brings to mind: me time, positive affirmations, massage therapy and um masturbation. Guess what?  There's way more to it than that. We all know we need to love ourselves before dragging someone else into the mix, yet time and time again couples break up and within weeks one or both of them is in a serious relationship [...]

The Sweetness of Self-Reliance:How One Married Mom-Lady Found Her Way Home

By |2015-09-22T16:07:18-05:00October 21st, 2011|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

The soul grounds us and the spirit frees us to soar.  ~ James Jordan, The Musician's Spirit I constantly dream about my college years and my time as a singleton living in Chicago.  It's as if my subconscious is stuck in my early twenties.  In my dreams, I am on endless walks across vast green campuses [...]

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