How to clear a space when you have a lot going on

How to clear a space when you have a lot going on

When you get that “this is all just too much” feeling, you need a way to clear a space for yourself…and never more than now, as the pandemic rages on and the political climate remains divisive. In this post, which originally appeared on July 18, 2018... Read more
How can we be sensitive without being fragile?

How can we be sensitive without being fragile?

Can we be sensitive without being fragile? Yes, if we consciously choose how to define strength—and look at our own beliefs about fragility. The concept of fragility is in the spotlight now, with Robin DiAngelo’s book White Fragility entering its fifteenth week near... Read more
Facing the truth as a white HSP

Facing the truth as a white HSP

I began my last newsletter by saying,   In the week since I drafted this article, violence has erupted across the U.S. and here in Rochester following the murder of George Floyd by a policeman in Minneapolis. I need to respond to this, and I know instant responses are... Read more
Do you “think too much?”

Do you “think too much?”

What does it mean to be “in your head too much”? When we drop judgments and simply see our thoughts as messengers, we can learn to manage them.  Shakespeare was my father’s first great love (my mother being his second). Our family took in plays whenever we could, and... Read more