Category Archives: mindfulness

Why it’s so important for parents to learn how to emotionally self-regulate.

If there is nothing else I can teach my daughters before I leave this world, it’s how to emotionally self-regulate.  I have to admit, it’s been hard. I have complex-PTSD from childhood emotional neglect and abuse (I was ignored until … Continue reading

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New thoughts about attachment and neuroplasticity.

I wrote a blog post back in 2010 about Research on Attachment Theory and Anxiety Disorders.  I wrote that post for a two reasons – one) I was increasingly concerned about the modern trend of putting infants into daycare starting … Continue reading

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Dumbing down is not an option

Yeah, I know I should be organizing my house.  I’m really feeling run down with the cold I contracted from my daughter.  So I am resting and nursing my health and blogging instead. *** I’ve wasted no small amount of … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, faith, gifted adults, gifted children, gifted support, highly sensitive person, mindfulness, On friendship, people suck, personal growth, personal issues, social and emotional issues of the gifted | 17 Comments

10 Basic Good Mother Messages

I’ve been a mother for 1o.5 years now.  And I need constant reminders about what is good fertilizer to grow children.  I know, so sad, right?  But it’s true. I have read in so many places regarding healing from childhood … Continue reading

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I am blessed by Paulo Coelho’s writings

I don’t think I have ever been so consistently touched by someone’s writings as I have with Paulo Coelho. I have read Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, and am working my way through The Zahir, The Alchemist and Warrior … Continue reading

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Marriage, motherhood and the philosophical mind…

I am hoping I could generate some input regarding a person’s intense need for philosophical inquiry and making room for a personal life. What I’m referring to is the endless struggle between feeding the intellectual needs and, being a social … Continue reading

Posted in gifted adults, gifted support, intellectual stuff, Intensity, introspection, mindfulness, personal growth, personal issues | 6 Comments

Who needs sleep?

I woke up this morning about 3:30 to the sounds of our dog, Tinkerbell, barking.  I stumbled out of bed, sans glasses, let her out of her crate, and opened the back door to let her outside – or tried … Continue reading

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Mindfulness is…

Paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

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