Episode 34: Honoring your unique wiring + evolutionary astrology with Dena Decastro

Episode 34: Honoring your unique wiring + evolutionary astrology with Dena Decastro What if there was a reason behind how you were made and innately wired? What if everything that you are served a spiritual purpose? Today, evolutionary astrologer Dena Decastro and I explore those questions as we look at life through the lens of evolutionary astrology. Evolutionary astrology takes … Read More

Episode 33: Beating Burnout + finding Fortitude and Flow with Audrey Holst

Episode 33: Beating Burnout + finding Fortitude and Flow with Audrey Holst {$excerpt:n} Today, Audrey Holst and I talk all things burnout – what it is, what it feels like, and why it happens. We talk about the cultural energies behind why we get in these situations in the first place (because nothing happens in a vacuum) and the … Read More

They should have known I’d start my own rebellion

It was spring. The lawn in the backyard was still brown, but the snow had melted. It was cool enough that you needed a jacket, but not if you were just running to the neighbor’s house, which is where I was. It was 1989 or so. I had spent most of the morning at one of my friend’s house. Our … Read More

Ingredients for Empathy

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. It requires sensation. Which is … Read More

Are you a shadow superhero?

Last week, I hosted my monthly Sensitive One Meet-up, a national group started by Sensitive Leadership founder Ane Axford. I organize the Seattle chapter of the group, and we’ve just started working our way through The Artist’s Way, a fantastic book by Julia Cameron that has so much to offer highly sensitive people. (By the way – if you’re in Seattle and … Read More

Are your belief systems holding you hostage?

I love systems – systems for learning, systems for business, systems for health. When I consciously implement the best systems possible in order to make my life easier, happier and more fulfilled, I win. When I don’t, I start to feel like I’m being held hostage. The systems we have in place for our life can either bring us greater freedom or … Read More