Highly Sensitive Persons

It is believed that at least 20% of the human population is deemed a Highly Sensitive Person (“HSP”).   Many HSPs only see themselves as Empaths, sensing the physical, emotional and mental expressions of others. This makes it impossible to be around crowds, loud noises and highly expressive people.  (Dr. Judith Orloff has written many books to cope…

Barking Dog Syndrome

With higher levels of anxiety of late people might react strongly verbally. We call this the Barking Dog Syndrome.  The Barker may not know a better way to delay or discourage unwanted attention. A display of Barking Dog Syndrome is therefore an immediate demand for space. That snapping word, curse or harsh tone is an expression…

Respect

I have had the third report in a week of a friend or relative abolishing their so-called friend or family member for voting the way they had in this election. Have we forgotten what democracy is about? That freedom of choice is what we have been trying to support for decades? I cannot help but…

Drive-by Soup

We wanted to share forward the simple gesture that at least one church is doing for its member community during the distancing restrictions. We would guess that many are doing similar, but this specific move was only recently brought to our attention. In normal times, the church community gathers after a service. And now neither…

Blessings & Love

Honoring humans and animals who go before us, those who have supported us in our journey through life, is heart healing and soul lifting. The tiniest ritual can bring healing to the grieving heart and open the opportunities to new connections. Hence, the human love of rituals and their significance in our lives. They mark a passage…

A Rock in Your Pocket

Most of us start out with a spiritual foundation from family or community. At some point we can find that the starter point no longer fulfills our needs and beliefs. We simply outgrow that foundation or it no longer fits or applies.  There was a time when I, Caryn, did not have a belief system that fully…