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Big Heart–Big Boundaries

Most of my life, I have wished for the ability to Act As If… Being intensely feeling in an insensitive world does have a priceless upside:   Informed and compassionate, I  support my older son (S1) who is also highly sensitive with neurological differences making him more vulnerable to sensory input as well as emotional energy.  Atypical wiring holds our Limbic …

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Happy? Birthday

Hello Friends,  Last month, my Darling stumped me with “So…what do you want for your birthday?”. In a tone suggesting, “Please don’t make me think about it.”, my knee-jerk response was “I don’t know”. Asked by some, “What do you want for your birthday?”, I might say:  “Nothing, really”, name something they’d enjoy getting me, OR roll the …

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Greasy Hair and Furry Legs

For so long, I might only shave my legs or wear good undies, outfit, or make up if I were to be seen by “someone good”.  Sad but true.  Now, I choose these things for me, for my own self-care.  Self care is unnatural for me.  So much easier to neglect myself.   I’m no longer motivated by …

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What Is Needed…

“People who are hurting don’t need Avoiders, Protectors, or Fixers. What we need are patient, loving witness. People to sit quietly and hold space for us. People to stand in helpful vigil to our pain.” ― Glennon Doyle Melton, Love Warrior: A Memoir Keeping silent to keep the peace comes at to high a price. …

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THERE YOU ARE….BORROWED FROM MOMASTERY-BLOG BY GLENNON DOYLE MELTON

“There are two types of people – those who walk into a room and say: ‘Here I am!’ and those who walk into a room and say: ‘There you are.’” This quote was shared by Glennon, and I of course, would like to paste her every word and thought right here into my own space. …