Playing with Arousal: Moving Out of Anxiety and Depression

By |2021-06-30T12:44:22-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Anxiety and Depression, Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Coaching, Personal Evolution|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Hi Friends! I felt the urge to reach out and connect with you through writing. I'm having a delightful summer with lots of sunshine, socializing, exercise and free time. In my free time, I have been watching intriguing shows like Homeland and Lost. It is the second time around for me and Lost. I'm watching it [...]

Want to Feel Loved? Try This.

By |2018-02-25T11:15:48-06:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Intuitive Living, Personal Coaching, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I attended an unusual event over the weekend. Nic Askew, the educator and filmmaker I had the pleasure of working with on my The Space We Need video (below), invited me to a gathering of about 30 people. I felt privileged. Nic is a brilliant and unique artist. His mind and profound comments always catch me [...]

Finding a Safe Haven with Your Partner : The Sweetness of Not Having to Protect Your Soft Heart

By |2016-08-01T07:50:15-05:00April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Intuitive Living, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This week, I learned my number one need in a relationship. I think many of you will relate. At the end of the day, after running around trying to get everyone's physical and emotional needs met, after the work, after the stress, after reconciling the good and the bad news, after establishing and maintaining boundaries,  after [...]

Sapiosexuality: Curiosity and Intelligence, Two of the Biggest Turn Ons?

By |2016-09-29T13:36:12-05:00May 22nd, 2015|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Relationships, Sensuality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

So hot! I was lit up mentally, spiritually and sexually. Spending the day privately touring the Minneapolis Institute of Arts newest exhibit turned me on. The curator's detailed and delicious delivery of facts and folklore fed my brain. The intermingling of history, art, beauty, politics and relationships perfectly activated my intuitive spider-web thinking. Ideas and concepts playfully had [...]

Sensitive and Introverted Does Not Mean Irrational and Weak: Valuing the Input of the Compassionate and Contemplative

By |2017-12-01T15:55:32-06:00August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , |

We are locking horns again over the way he treats others. His tone demands I argue with him in succinct direct points, show the logic in my beliefs. If I don't or can't, he is superior. But I've been on the ropes for too long. I've spent too much time with the group lately, so many people needing me. I'm strung [...]

Wealthy People and Intellectuals Used to Intimidate Me

By |2015-09-22T16:07:11-05:00May 25th, 2012|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Personal Evolution, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When I was younger I glorified wealthy people.  I thought they were smarter (how else would they get so much money?) and socially gifted.  They were superior and uncommon — exposed to better food, housing and worldly experiences.  The fact that they could afford better vacations and mingle with other wealthy people gave them such a [...]

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