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The Laments of a Highly Sensitive Person

Happy Sunday morning my doves, A part of me feels like I want to apologize for my post on Thursday. I know that is also a silly thing to do but work with me. That was the type of thing I would usually write in my personal journal. That day, a bit of a straw broke. I was exhausted from shoveling stress onto myself – totally self perpetuated, yet seemingly impossible to stop.  This exhaustion though…

Week In Review: Reflecting On a Step Back

On Wednesday I told you how, last week, I got jacked up and took a step back.   I found myself in a hurricane of anger, defiance and anxiety.  A feeling that, unfortunately, was not new.  I felt completely overwhelmed with this anger and, which was worse, this feeling of having no where to put it.  All I wanted was to go exercise and be alone. But I couldn’t. Not with…

Anxiety. Could It Really Be Mind Over Matter?

On Monday I mentioned how last week I was really struggling with anxiety. This perpetual, chronic sense of body tightness and  chest discomfort just wouldn’t go away, no matter how much I tried to stretch or focus on my breathing.  When I have a lot of anxious thoughts, I feel almost as if I’ve pulled muscles in my chest. And my solar plexus turns to rock. My mind was steadily racing to…

The Life Giving List – Healthy Ways to Spend My Time

I mentioned in a post last week how right now –  as I go through a pretty intense change of what my habitual way of living has been, and with that a whole slew of changes of thoughts and feelings – I am needing some extra “distraction.”  I am needing activities that I can do to literally take my mind off any coming anxiety and make the hours pass in a healthy way. That being said, using…

Friday Favorites #2: Highs that are Lows and Lows that are Highs

Anyone know what I mean when I say a “low” that is also a “high?” I feel like during a time of recovery – which as I’ve said before is really a time of discovery – a lot of our “highs” and things that we know make us happy deep down may, in the moment, also feel like a low. I touched on it in this post where I mentioned that…

Creating a Life You Don’t Want to Run Away From

Many people spend their lives running.  And no, not the marathon kind. We spend so much time and energy running away from who we really are, what we really feel and what we really want to do. We distract ourselves with our iPhones the instant we have a moment of open space. We keep ourselves busy busy busy in order to avoid too much quiet time where our thoughts can get the better of us…

Breathe and Chakra Release Part 4: The Solar Plexus

Saying the solar plexus is my “favorite,” chakra isn’t quite the right word choice, but it is definitely the energy centre I feel the greatest personal connection with.  For a catch up or introduction, please see Parts 1, 2 and 3 to this five part series! The solar plexus chakra, known in Sanskrit as “Manipura” is the third of the seven chakras. As I mentioned in…

A Few Simple Words

The week before last, I had my wallet stolen (or lost? …who can ever be sure). This was the second time this happened in three months. I had just taken out cash, so yeah, in addition to everything else, I lost 100+ dollars.  I have no idea what happened, and I’m not going to spend any more time trying to rationalize it or retrace my steps. And I’m not going to spend any more…

Breathe and Chakra Release Part THREE: The Root Chakra

Today I am sharing my experience with the Root Chakra and offering some simple breathing exercises to help gain a sense of security, awareness and grounding. Whether or not you “believe” in the chakra system does not matter.  It can be fascinating to explore the relationship between the mind and physical body. If needing an introduction or review to this series, please see Part 1 and Part 2. Muladhara The Root Chakra, also known as Muladhara…

Breathe and Chakra Release Part TWO: Exhale, Jaw Tension and Release

For an introduction and explanation of this series, see Part one: Introduction. The exercises I will be sharing with you over the next month will focus on 3 areas of the body: 3 areas that correlate with 3 of the 7 Chakras. In East Indian philosophy, the chakras are known as the 7 centers in our bodies to which energy flows through.  It is believed that each of these chakras – like valves – can become…

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