How to access  your unstoppability

How to access your unstoppability

I’ve always been fascinated by stories describing feats of seemingly impossible strength, such as a mother lifting a car off her child. There’s even a name for this phenomenon. It’s called hysterical strength, and many cases are convincingly documented. But it bothers... Read more
“I don’t like to label myself sensitive!”

“I don’t like to label myself sensitive!”

In a recent exchange with Alex, who was inquiring about Focusing, I sent along information about high sensitivity (HSP).  Alex mentioned that he had come across Elaine Aron’s book, The Highly Sensitive Person. He commented, “Very interesting. I don’t like labeling... Read more
When the going gets rough, do you fasten your seatbelt?

When the going gets rough, do you fasten your seatbelt?

I have a secret fear as a writer. I’m afraid people will read what I’ve written and say, like Homer Simpson, “Well, DOH!” But one person’s “DOH!” might be another person’s “Aha!” So when this Homer Simpson fear comes up, I do my best to put my big-girl pants back on... Read more
How to get yourself out of HSP decision paralysis

How to get yourself out of HSP decision paralysis

Sensitive people (HSPs) are deep thinkers. We take in more information from our environment than non-HSPs, and we meditate and ponder on it, both consciously and unconsciously. This HSP trait is called depth of processing. With lots of information coming in and lots... Read more
My Underwater Volcano Theory of Growth

My Underwater Volcano Theory of Growth

When I was a kid, I loved to read National Geographic. I still remember an article that appeared in the 1960s about the new science of plate tectonics. I felt a delightful shiver of terror at the idea that we are all floating around on giant rock plates that careen... Read more