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What’s Next for the Evolving Empath?

I recently did an interview with a major network where I talked about being an empath, feeling deep emotions and how to transmute them. I’m sworn to secrecy about the details of the interview for now, but I’ll be able to talk about it later this month as...

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Answering the Call of Your Emotions

  “I want to watch that movie with you,” my stepdaughter said Friday night after watching “Five Feet Apart” with her friends. I asked her why, knowing that she’s already seen it twice.   “Because it’s devastating.”   “Why in the world would I want to...

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Dreading the family holiday gathering?

Photo by Carl Flor   I used to dread family holiday gatherings.   On one hand, I wanted to see my family for Christmas because we lived in different states and I missed them. I Iove the idea of family gathered around the Christmas tree opening presents...

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Permission to Begin Again

My friend just turned 50. She’s a psychologist and hates her job. I ask why she continues doing it and she tells me she’s invested too much time, energy and money into it to quit. This is the exact same reason she told me 20+ years ago when she became a psychologist...

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The Deepening of Surrender

Last week, I wrote about the call to surrender. This week, I was given an opportunity to dive deeper into surrender when my dog, Bailey, became critically ill. (Don’t worry, this story has a happy ending) When we’re faced with the potential loss of a loved one, we...

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The Call to Surrender

  I'm baaack! Miss me?   I can't believe it's been 6 months since I started my sabbatical! If you've been following me for a while, you'll know that in March, I announced that I needed to take a month off to heal some deep wounds and focus on my health. If you're...

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How to Care for Your Sensitive Spirit (Guest Post)

This is a guest post contributed by a fellow sensitive soul, Leslie Ralph, who also writes and doodles. Stick Girl especially enjoys playing with her hens with pens characters. Since I'm on break, I invited Leslie to write something for my audience and...

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Your Questions Answered about Depression

I polled my audience asking what they most want to know about depression and the top four questions were: Why am I depressed? How can I help myself through this depression? Is there something deeply wrong with me that I can't be happy? As an empath, how...

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Feel like a failure? Here’s my epic sabbatical fail

  Ok… so I lied…. I’m not quite offline yet. If you read my epic commitment to myself last week, you’ll probably think this is one of the automated posts I mentioned. Nope. It’s not. I’m really here, right now, writing this in real time, moments before I hit...

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What Dims Your Light?

In the past 12 months, I've been noticing something strange happening to my body. First, it seemed that every time I ate a new fruit, my mouth swelled up into a rashy, itchy, tickly, pouty blob, even fruits I've always eaten before with no problems. So I started...

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Emotions Are the Doorway to the Soul

In my late teens and twenties, I suffered from severe depression. I used to lie in bed every night and pray that by some magical stroke of mercy, the bed would swallow me up while I slept and I’d finally be granted a pardon from this life sentence. And...

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What DON’T You Want In Your Life?

  In a few hours, my man and I are driving up north for a romantic long weekend in the Eastern Sierras.   Just us. No kids. No dogs. No responsibilities.   Ahhhh, just the thought of that makes my belly smile. I can’t remember the last time we went away...

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