Patience and Murder

In the summer of 2017, a young woman from Helena, MT, asked me to put my gifts to work in solving a murder committed six years before that. I figured, "Why not?" At the time, I was beginning what I thought was going to be my first book and getting away from research seemed a... Continue Reading →

Corona-Inspired Empath Myth-Tip #2

  As folks, particularly those in the metaphysically-minded marketplace, try to help others make sense of the current state of the world and find some meaning (read market), there is one one myth that keeps resurfacing like herpes. Like the other gift that keeps on giving, it can cause great unseen harm and reinforces fears... Continue Reading →

Undoing Some Empath Bullshit

 See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do?” ~ Buddha One of the reasons I began the empath myth-busting task was that as I worked with people struggling how to navigate this way of being, I began to realize that their distinct experiences, fears, and the responses to the... Continue Reading →

Healers as Channels

A Response to Responses Several folks have responded to my I've Cured Cancer post with a variation of: "I'm just a channel of universal energy that..." One of the reasons I don't subscribe to that aspect of teaching is because it intentionally limits the relationships between the practitioner and client, practitioner and their responsibility, as... Continue Reading →

Thirty traits of being an Empath

Myth:  There are 30 Traits of Being an Empath or Symptoms of Being an Empath No. There is only one trait that identifies one as an empath.  That is the capacity to feel other people's emotions.  It is a trait, not a symptom. While this gift doesn't operate or exist in isolation--because nothing does--being a... Continue Reading →

Is remote energetic work effective?

A few days ago, I received an email related to the upcoming Empowered Empath class.  Tanya asked, "I guess the only question I have is- whether the energy work is as effective over Skype as it is in person? Do you feel that it is?" My response was this:  "Remote work is just as effective... Continue Reading →

Money Madness

On Why I Do and Do Not Charge Would you ever consider not enlisting the services of or think the following were a fraud if they called the work they do their calling or a gift, or, say, charged for it: massage therapist mechanic podiatrist pediatrician photographer pharmacist herbalist nail technician hair stylist maid chef... Continue Reading →

On Compassion for Self and Fear of Feeling

This post is inspired by interwebz discussion last Monday following Twelve Years A Slave winning the Academy Award for Best Picture.  I paid attention to two primary themes:  my generation's response to slavery & racism and the discussion by people who feel too emotionally sensitive to engage with the movie (or, more generally, any media... Continue Reading →

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