You think you need to heal the whole world. I know this, because I am that way too. You can’t listen to the news because the problems seem to big. When you hear about the world’s problems, you don’t just see how it affects you and where you might be responsible, you see how it affects your family, your community, plants,…

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So, sensitive one – did you find your anger? Maybe you were able to uncover it, remove it from the debris of lies meant to keep you small. Maybe you found snippets, tidbits, little bites of the fiery goodness – just enough to get a taste, not enough to get your fix. And maybe –…

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Where is your anger? 0

October 19, 2017

There’s this way that we, as hsps – especially those of us socialized as women – have lost touch with our anger. We’ve learned to bury it, stuff it down, swallow it, sit on it. So that when things happen that should ignite anger, instead we find something else (something much more dangerous, in my…

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Thoughts on motherhood and guilt 1

September 19, 2017

As I experience motherhood as a highly sensitive person, as an introvert, intuitive and empath, there are some things I’ve noticed. About how the fierceness of love pushes me, and pulls me, like the ebb and flow of a tide. I’m building my understanding of what it means to feel the kind of love that has only come…

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There are serious things happening in the US (and world) right now. Serious things. Sad things. Oppressive things. Dangerous things. Hateful things. The neo-Nazi marches and violence that happened in Charlottesville last week have broken my heart on many levels. That we have White Supremacists marching to maintain the status quo, when that status quo oppresses and…

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Life has felt like it’s been speeding up for me lately. My son, now nine months old, is speed crawling around our tiny living room and standing up on everything. One handed. Just over the weekend, he gave himself a fat lip and two bonks on the head. Before you call any authorities, know that…

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I’m sitting at a coffee shop with my computer – for the first time since the birth of my son – munching on a chocolate covered biscotti dumped in a dry cappuccino (you know, healthy things) and trying to drum up the spark of something to write to you. Some lesson, some glimmer of wisdom, some nugget…

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Most of you know that I had a baby last November. The thing that happens when you have a baby is that you gain some weight. Apparently, another body inside your body actually weighs something (like seven pounds), and then needs to be supported by extra fluids and fats. If that isn’t enough, your boobs…

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Ingredients for Empathy 0

May 16, 2017

You cannot intellectualize empathy. You, of course, know this as a highly sensitive person. Because if you could intellectualize empathy, you could also intellectualize yourself out of empathy. Which, you know from experience, is not really possible. Empathy, by definition, is the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel their feelings. Empathy requires feeling….

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Today I’m bringing you a beefy article from massage therapist and infant massage instructor, Jack Duroc-Danner. Jack and I began talking about the benefits of massage on the highly sensitive nervous system, and they suggested I learn infant massage to work on my son. Working with Jack gave me valuable skills for reducing stress and…

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Hi there. It’s Anna. I see that you’re in the first three months of motherhood. You might not know me, but I’ve been in your shoes. And I want you to know: I see you. I see the giving and the giving up that you are doing. Giving your time, your energy, your love, your…

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