Vibrant Days….
Flourishing with Sensory Processing Sensitivity
January 2019

Entering a new year is a great time to rethink how we are living our lives and Brene offers a wonderful perspective here for those of us in “midlife.”

It is thrilling to learn healthier ways of living and I mean literally to help us, live better. Light is key and I’ve been experimenting with different types of lighting. Natural light has always been a secret love of mine: noticing it, sitting in it, even feeling love absorbing it. Check what this wonderful gal learned:

Friendship. I took a day last weekend to peruse my 2018 calendar and reflect on events that brought me joy and aligned with my trait and ones that felt toxic and led to overwhelm and emptiness. It was clear intimacy was a blend of both but I continue to believe the connections I have with humans are critical to my sense of purpose and well being.

And speaking of relationships… check out this story on CNN:

I will not forget the moment. I was out walking the neighborhood in frigid temps overwhelmed with holiday angst and this song came through my headphones. I began to skip and even jump up and down as the tempo rose.

Quote I’m Pondering:

“Contemplation is beyond the normal consciousness of the mind, granting access to the mystery, known only by love. Here, the normal activities of the human personality come to rest, in order to hear what has remained unheard and to see what has been hidden or veiled. The mystics call this kind of knowing “unknowing” insofar as it approaches reality from the spiritual core of the person and not from the mind alone. Far more than a meditative practice or a temporary respite from worldly concerns, contemplation revolutionizes conventional attitudes and roles in order to transform the foundation upon which life is lived. And to illuminate the hidden teaching of love inscribed in our souls.” — Beverly Lanzetta

Any podcast titled Overcoming Overwhelm is worth a listen! I found great ideas on relevant topics like self care, sources of people pleasing, shedding the victim role in our lives and learning more about the sobering connection between our emotional states and physical symptoms. Have a listen!

In this together,