a fire inside

“Will the flood behind me, put out the fire inside me?” No music seems to contemplate the eternal struggles of my existence so much as that by AFI. I have felt this so deeply, so many times. Feeling everything so deeply, in fact, that you wonder if it will swallow you whole and you’ll just cease to exist? Will the vast mass of tedious and … Continue reading a fire inside

loss is deep, but love is exponential

My nephew passed away today. He was 3.  He had a lot of complications throughout his short life – but you know what was completely uncomplicated? All the love. My amazing niece sat in my lap and read this to me today. It’s a beautiful book, and while it was to help her and her brother with understanding, it was comforting to me as well. … Continue reading loss is deep, but love is exponential

accepting pain and the unknown

It happened again this morning. I was thinking about working from a coffee shop today. Sounds easy enough, right? Not when you’re chronically ill, and highly sensitive. You have to consider a lot of things that other people don’t. Like, I typically like coffee shop environments. They’re made to be comfortable, and workable. The ambiance is something I can work with for a while. I … Continue reading accepting pain and the unknown

comfort and color for dreary days

Cold and dreary days can seriously get you down. Especially where I live, the weather gets dreary for about half of the year.  Creating a comfortable environment is super important for highly sensitive people. With winter’s arrival, you might need to kick up the color in your space to help energize and balance your environment. I came across an easy way to add color and comfort … Continue reading comfort and color for dreary days

NURTURING

Today is day 12 of the #modernmysticchallenge, and the prompt is NURTURING. I’ve been drawing one card every day so far, but I wanted more insight on today’s concept. I focused on asking three things regarding nurturing: 1- What do I need to nurture within myself? 4 of swords 2- What needs nurtured regarding the situation? 10 of swords (reversed) 3 – What do I … Continue reading NURTURING

color & emotion

Surrounding yourself with things that make you feel comfortable can be really important to highly sensitive people (HSPs). Environments such as home and work, where you spend a lot of time, should be supportive to maintaining your balance. HSPs are often affected by lighting, sounds, smells, colors, etc. in ways that most people aren’t. My transitional situation at home has been stressing me out. We’re … Continue reading color & emotion

energy & music

Without getting into it, I had a very draining experience last night. This morning my eyes were puffy from crying, my head ached, my body was tight and painful – fibromyalgia is always a phenomenal addition to any of life’s tribulations, if the experience itself wasn’t enough to make one physically ill, don’t worry, fibromyalgia will take care of that… I felt heavy, yet thin, … Continue reading energy & music