Lessons for the Empath from Walmart

  Here's why Walmart, the empath and 'is it mine?' matter. Because it's  all about you. Until it's not. Being an empath is about your connection with others and your capacities to use your own nature as a tool or superpower for good but before you can understand or build your tool box and put … Continue reading Lessons for the Empath from Walmart

The Trip Treatment by Michael Pollan

I am copying in its entirety this article to be published in the February 9, 2015,  New Yorker but released online yesterday. The link is here for reference and the New Yorker's art: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/09/trip-treatment. I'm enthralled by the article for a couple of reasons. First, the identical nature of experiences people have with me without ingesting foreign … Continue reading The Trip Treatment by Michael Pollan

Myths of Being an Empath

Talking about psychic-stuff is a challenge for me.  It's been overcomplicated, mysticized, romanticized, twisted, subverted, and glamorized over the course of millenia.  So much so that addressing issues related to what many considered psychic gifts is sacrosanct.   Weeeelllll, I think it's time to change that.  I have found that the myths perpetuated about psychic-stuff … Continue reading Myths of Being an Empath

PTSD and me

I used to be plagued by the standard symptoms of PTSD for years.  Despite knowing what was going on with me--my background as treatment provider made it impossible to not know--I didn't begin any kind of treatment until my early 30s.  I went to therapist after therapist looking for someone who would 'fit' me, 'get' … Continue reading PTSD and me