When the Weather fits the Mood

Yesterday it was pouring with rain outside, really pouring. The proximity of my parents’ top floor flat to the roof amplified the sound of the falling water. For the most part the rest of the day was overcast, it was humid. Today is the same, perhaps a little clearer. Following my father’s passing …

The Magic of a Child's View

Like some other posts here, I write this to remind myself as much as anything else. I fall into old habits very easily and then something happens that jolts me into a reminder that there is another way of seeing the world. Christmas this year has done just that. Christmas There are a few things that …

When you are the lone one amongst many

When you are the solitary introvert or HSP amongst many who are not. When you are the quiet one and your actions or needs are looked on as being off or odd. When you are looked on as not fitting in, and the sole justification is because of what everyone else is doing. When your different needs are …

What I am learning from Microblogvember

Microblogvember is a challenge that is taking place on the micro.blog platform through the month of November 2019. Each day Jean MacDonald, Community Manager at micro.blog, uses a random word generator to get the prompt for that day, which she then shares with the micro.blog community. Those taking …

When Shame Hits

Shame corrodes the part of us that believes we can do and be better. ~ Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown From my experience shame can come out of nowhere. It hit me hard yesterday, and it can be a real gut wrencher. I met up for breakfast with some friends from my men’s group. I value having …

Boundaries

Yesterday dealt me a lesson in spades. I will keep the details confidential to respect the agreements of those who I was working with - what is said in that circle, stays there - but will share the more overarching experience. No boundaries Without boundaries in my life I ended up feeling …

Social Media Vulnerability

I define vulnerability as uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure…Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness. ~ Brené Brown. The transition that I spoke about here feels complete. Over the …

When You Doubt Even Yourself

Old habits die hard…even, or maybe especially when they run counter to something that you truly believe in. Visitors to this site will know that aside from working with introverts and highly sensitive people of both sexes, I have a particular interest in working with men as I believe that …