Resources to ground you
“You made me feel this way!” I’m sure you’ve heard that before. Or perhaps you were even the one claiming it. During heated arguments, it’s easy to want to blame someone else for how we’re feeling. The problem is, it’s simply not tru...
I’m sure you’ve heard of the concept of self-care, especially as it pertains to highly sensitive people. The advice of a warm bubble bath and an extrasquare of chocolate in order to soothe oneself has become ever popular in recent ye...
What does “being triggered” even mean? It’s a popular phrase used in recent times, so let’s break it down. Basically,being triggered is used to refer to when you’ve reached an uncomfortable emotional state coupled with a nervous ...
If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll know that emotions happen in the body, not in the mind. Yes, it’s true that we concoct all kinds of stories around our emotions that might make us think our emotions are psychological, but the truth ...
The world feels harsh to us highly sensitive people. We do what we can to avoid feeling pain because it’s such a difficult sensation. We absolutely hate disapproval, criticism, and disappointing others. So much so that we will do a bit o...
Most of this post is an excerpt from my book, “Embracing High Sensitivity.” As someone with a highly sensitive nervous system, you feel emotions more strongly than others. Just like any other physical stimuli, you feel emotional energy m...
Dear highly sensitive person (HSP), The advice you’ve been getting sucks. The advice for HSPs reads like a self-help column for people with a pathology, affliction, or mental illness (not that there’s anything wrong with having one o...
I asked her point blank – “Do you think I could ever do intuitive readings like you?” She laughed, my intuitive friend, and she had this laugh like silver bells. “Of course you can – you just have to learn how.” When I was about 20, I re...
By Dr. Brent Wells, D.C. It can be difficult to be a sensitive person: someone who responds to the world with strength, understanding and healing. In society today, sensitive people are pushed aside as too weak. Of course, nothing could ...
I have a really deep wound. Some would call it a sister wound, in that it was inflicted when I was very young by someone I believed to be a female ally. And while I knew it was affecting me, I’ve just recently been shown just how this u...
'Soul of Sensitivity' Podcast Archives
'Soul of Sensitivity' Podcast
Each week on the podcast, I explore different aspects of living a soulful, sensitive life. I’ll bring you stories of other sensitive, creative pioneers as well as my own thoughts, teachings and tools. This is not the beginner’s guide to sensitivity, but rather the place for sensitive souls to gather up their courage and pioneer their way into a life of personal freedom and spiritual sovereignty.
Your sensitivity is sacred – are you ready to live that way?
All good things must come to an end, and episode 50 is the final episode of the podcast! Thank you to all who made this possible and who supported my work in this endeavor – I am forever grateful to you! In this episode, I talk a bit about what to expect from my work moving forward, what my maternity ... Read More
Sarah and I take on the very real and important subject of how to thrive as a highly sensitive person in a world that is collapsed. How do we find capacity? How do we become resilient? How do we function with so much pain in the world? Guiding us through her own story of chronic illness, her experiences helping others ... Read More
Today we dig into the connections between emotions, the psyche, sleep and behavior in babies and toddlers AND adults. Eliza Parker, the woman behind ConsiousBaby.com, shares her expertise on how sleep for little ones is connected to everything else, and how we (as highly sensitive parents) can learn to recognize the innate abilities of babies and toddlers for coping with ... Read More
In Part 2, we jump back in exactly where we left off and lead with the positivity movement being akin to trying to manage the ecology of our emotions. But our body is a wild thing, so who does this serve? We also discuss: – How the positivity movement serves a post industrial culture, capitalism and external validation – Learning ... Read More
Posture and movement therapist and friend Sukie Baxter is here with me to have a conversation about positivity – the good, but mostly the bad, ugly and dangerous. Seriously, people – this movement is an epidemic and works against our actual biology. Here’s what we cover in Part 1: – What is the positivity movement and positivity washing? – Where ... Read More
Irene talks about the incredible story, full of signs and synchronicities, that lead her to found the Seattle Sound Temple four years ago. In this rich conversation, we go in-depth into the power of sound healing, the magic of crystal alchemy singing bowls, and our own sound transformations. We also talk about light language, something that Irene has been channeling ... Read More
Molly Knight Forde has been a serious student of spiritual practices all her life. Today, she shares with us the breakthrough practices that have created (and continue to create) real change and intention in her life. We chat about her unique mixture of Zen Buddhism, Fourthway work, Sacred Dance, energy work and shamanism and how that makes her a powerful ... Read More
Claire Mack is the creator of The Illuminated Earth Oracle card deck, and she’s here to speak to us about intuitive creation, soul-based art, connection to the earth, and perseverance as an artist. I add my experience with her amazing card deck, plus share a new class offering – Intuitive Oracle Card reading is happening at noon on Friday, May ... Read More
I’ve been down in the depths of another spiritual awakening. Some call it an initiation, I call it fun, confusing, magical. So many things are changing in my inner world that my outer world – what I say and how I show up – has yet to catch up. Thus, no episode last full moon. My apologies. The spiritual work ... Read More
Do the tales of Odin, Freya and Loki enchant you? Did you – like me – feel a sense of recognition when you read “The Mists of Avalon?” Then listen up – Episode 41 is here, and as we enter this mercury retrograde and new moon in Pisces, I’m speaking with Jeremy White on the shamanism and mysticism of the ... Read More
Today’s episode is a shorter update. I cover the Virgo full moon energy and what’s available to us now, how to ritualize and make sacred this part of the lunar cycle, and how to work with the ever changing lunar energy. I’m using Patreon differently, and this is your change to figure out how you can be part of an ... Read More
Today, Jen Vertanen, host of the Going There podcast, go deep into our personal struggles and stories with depression and anxiety. The goal of our conversation today isn’t to talk clinically about these conditions, but rather to help normalize them by sharing our experiences. Trigger warning: depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts. We dig deep into how depression has affected our lives, ... Read More
This full moon, I take on the ins and outs of grounding – what it is, what it’s not, and why it’s important. I cover the physical, psychological and spiritual benefits of grounding, what it provides and what it requires, and why it’s dangerous to be an ungrounded healer. I cover why grounding is the number one tool for highly ... Read More
We made it to 2019! Today on the show, I start with a deep dive into the energy of this new moon, some of the effects of the partial solar eclipse, suggestions for rituals you can do, AND an oracle reading to boot! Next, I jump into some upcoming events: 1. Instagram Live New Website Launch Party! Jan 5th, 10am ... Read More
In this Season Two finale, I break down the energies of demand and perfection and how not to get side-swiped by them this holiday season. I move on to talking about why white lights of protection don’t work (plus what does), how I’m celebrating the holidays, and simple rituals you can incorporate to make this winter solstice special. I also ... Read More
Desiree Cervantes is a shaman, intuitive healer, and witch – today – but she may shapeshift her title tomorrow as she grows and evolves. Join Desiree and I as we dig into conversations around intuition, how we use our gifts, and how fucking difficult it is to figure out what to name ourselves. Desiree offers a fresh perspective on creating ... Read More
What if there was a reason behind how you were made and innately wired? What if everything that you are served a spiritual purpose? Today, evolutionary astrologer Dena Decastro and I explore those questions as we look at life through the lens of evolutionary astrology. Evolutionary astrology takes the view point that everything in your chart is divinely inspired and ... Read More
Today, Audrey Holst and I talk all things burnout – what it is, what it feels like, and why it happens. We talk about the cultural energies behind why we get in these situations in the first place (because nothing happens in a vacuum) and the simple techniques to get you living life differently. And then, we go deeper. Cuz ... Read More
I’m carrying on from last week’s “hot mess” episode to discuss some recent fuckery I was told about depression, so listen as I get up on my soap box and tell you to stop listening to spiritual assholes who want to bypass the reality of mental illness. Whew. I also dive into my most recent healing experiences and dish about ... Read More
Sometimes, I’m a hot mess. This summer was rough. I had a panic attack, left my husband, suffered through severe anxiety, then into a dark depression (or what my therapist so kindly calls “nervous system collapse). I was not okay. And sometimes it’s okay to not be okay. Even when you’re a healer. Even when you’re a business owner. So ... Read More
When her intuition told her to get to the emergency room, Shanda Catrice listened. Two days and two surgeries later, doctors didn’t know how she was still alive. Looking around the hospital room, Shanda didn’t know either – but she did know she was alone. Shanda tells her story of being at her lowest and having no one show up ... Read More
Today I’m taking over my own podcast – and breaking from the theme of season two – to talk about something super important: how we, as highly sensitive people, need more time in transitions. Our brains and nervous systems work differently than your average Joe, and these differences tend to show up with force in life transitions (the big and ... Read More
Casey is a highly sensitive, intuitive, empathic, feminist, psychic male. We dig into the implications of these identities, including how our culture limits men’s ability to embrace their highly sensitive characteristics. Casey walks us through his awakening to his lunar or feminine side, which has been a decade-long discovery. Casey talks about how he loves the dichotomy of doing construction ... Read More
Your body is wise. It has intricate systems for processing information, including holding that information inside its cells. Sarah and I talk about the fascia – our body’s connective tissue – and how it holds us together, both physically and emotionally. Sarah is a physical therapist and John F. Barnes myofascial release practitioner who believes that we can find freedom ... Read More
Slade Roberson is a professional intuitive, author, and host of the podcast Shift Your Spirits, where he does a great job speaking about spirituality with fewer hearts and flowers than most New Age blather. We sat down to talk about how he works as a clairaudient and claircognizant intuitive and mentor. Slade and I talk about how difficult it can ... Read More
Grace Quantock lives the life of a wellness coaching trailblazer – sometimes from the confines of her bed. Which she hasn’t let hold her back from living well. In this episode – full transcription forthcoming – Grace and I talk about how to adjust our expectations in order to experience more freedom, how to get clear on what’s important and ... Read More
Welcome to Season 2! This episode, I take a moment to orient you to how this season will roll out plus what to expect from Healers. Dan grew up on a farm in California. In college, he figured out how to get his family out of farming by creating a large and successful produce company. Along the way, he developed some physical pain for which he finally sought the help of a cranial-sacral practitioner. His spiritual journey started there, and five years later, Dan is still managing his produce company but taking more time off to offer energy healings. He uses his incredible clairsentient ability to help clients resolve past-time wounding and triggers and bring them closer to the limitless love and truth of their soul. What I loved most about my time with Dan was his positive attitude and open mind. Dan has an incredible ability to make lemonade from lemons; a skill that we could each learn from. I hope you enjoy his perspective!
This week is our season finale! I’m sharing the stats from this season – what you seemed to love and what didn’t land well – and invite you to add your input to season two. Do that by going to www.patreon.com/sensitivityuncensred and filling out the quick public poll. I created a montage of some of the quotes from interviewees that ... Read More
This week, I start with a personal update on the steps I”m taking to manage stress and adjust my lifestyle in order to manage stress in a body that has had too much. I move on to clear up some commonly confused terms like hsp and empath, then finish by talking about my newest experiment – The Community Fund. The ... Read More
Kat Kim – a radical life coach for spiritual non-conformists – and I waste no time diving right into how we’re each responding to the constricting model of consumer capitalism and consumer spirituality. Kat walks us through what she has identified as the four pillars of consumer spirituality – the brand of new age “spirituality” that teaches us to be ... Read More
Today I take the scenic road to discuss the connections between the role I see of sensitive, empathic people in the evolution of human consciousness + how personal spiritual work must include a SO THAT aspect that relates to the community + how personal freedom is tied to collective freedom and why + how the intuition and psychic skills are ... Read More
In the second live reading on air, I help guide “Luci” through the subtle world of her aura to find her truth around the intersection of her purpose and her career, her “cold feet” feelings around marriage, relationship negotiations and sexuality. This is a juicy reading full of insight. Stay around until the end for a group oracle! Full show ... Read More
In this juicy episode, Sharyn Holmes – gutsy leader, artist, speaker, sacred activist, earthshaker and writer – go deep into the roots of her Gutsy Girl work, her frustration and trauma around white women spiritual leaders, sovereignty and finding the courage (or the rage) to speak up. Sharyn’s got an important PSA for white women leaders, so I invite you ... Read More
In what has become Part II of Episode 15, this week I finish the story of my journey from scientist to psychic with my “Come to heart” moment (not to be confused with a “come to Jesus” moment). I talk about how I grew up as a spiritual seeker in a family of agnostics, surrounded by a community of Mormons, ... Read More
Dr. Sabrina Kimball has become an expert at treating SIBO – small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Highly sensitive people often find themselves suffering from tummy troubles, and many are diagnosed (or misdiagnosed). Because SIBO is a relatively new finding, it can be difficult to find someone who understands the condition, has experience treating it, and is willing to stay up to ... Read More
Today I take you on my journey from scientist to psychic. This is – by far – the most asked question I received. That of the journey – how did I get here? How did I leave my safe life as a scientist, someone who was in a respectable field, for a life as unsafe as that of a psychic? ... Read More
This week, psychotherapist and sensitive pioneer Carmen Cool and I talk about the link between high sensitivity and disordered eating and how she helps people struggling with disordered eating. We talk about how Carmen is working to dismantle the diet industry and give people the tools they need to connect to their inner wisdom in order to find real freedom. ... Read More
Today I have permission from a client to share an intuitive reading I gave her recently. I take you behind the scenes at some of my prep work, how I see (clairvoyantly) energy and know (claircognizantly) energetic information. You get a bird’s eye view of what it could look like to work with me or learn to do this work ... Read More
This week, Darla Antione and I gush about all things ancestral – the healing of lineages and why it’s important, the spiritual blessings and gifts that come from this work, and the spiritual responsibilities that may be required. Darla talks about how doing this work in her own life has opened up clearer connection to spirit, better guidance from her ... Read More
Today I’m getting personal. In this episode, I talk about what a morning in my household looks like (it’s not the perfect morning you might imagine), and then tell you about the one-on-one clairvoyant readings I do and how they’ve helped my clients. I walk you back through parts of my history, back to some of the first spiritual experiences ... Read More
How is the yoga we’ve been sold different from the yoga that nourishes and acts as medicine? Amy Day and I explore our personal evolution with yoga, and give examples of what a modern-day yoga practice can look like. We explore yoga and cultural appropriation, colonization, and how to be responsible teachers and practitioners of yoga, especially if we’re white. ... Read More
Today I speak with web and technology guru Nikole Gipps of That Super Girl, her own website hosting, security and management company. We discuss a common theme that sensitive creatives face – that of seeing the technology side of business as a hurdle. Rather than letting technology scare you into shelving your dream, Nikole shares with us how to take ... Read More
Today I’m getting my thoughts out about the colonization, cultural appropriation, and white-washing often found in New Age spirituality, especially within spiritual circles of white women. I discuss the problems with spiritual bypassing, the need for spirituality to include social justice, and advocate for spiritual responsibility – an embodied spirituality that includes action in the physical world. I ask the ... Read More
Ane Axford, founder of Sensitive Leadership, talks to us about her personal story of growing up in a conservative Mormon religion – a faith that didn’t make sense or feed her. She tells us how she began to understand why the faith didn’t feed her, and her journey to find the courage to leave this faith to find a spiritual ... Read More
In this episode, bodyworker, creativity cultivator and memoir writing coach Janelle Hardy talks about the ways that reclaiming our stories in the process of memoir writing can be incredibly healing. Janelle tells us about the freedom created when we uncover and examine our ancestry, and how this knowing can empower who we are. She connects the importance of body practices ... Read More
Episode 5: The Need for Spiritual White People to Dismantle White Supremacy with Abigail Rose ClarkeJanuary 25, 2018Podcast
Today, Abigail and I dig deep into the topic of white supremacy – what it is, how it works, and what we can do about it. We’re specifically talking to white people, and spiritual white people in particular. We look at the ways that white supremacy acts like a code or program that our culture runs on, some of the ... Read More
In this episode, Elizabeth Rainey tells us how her early life of pushing and controlling her body lead to a journey of deep listening and finding her innate resiliency. We discuss the tools that yoga, yoga therapy and somatic experiencing offer us in accessing our inner resources so that we can increase our capacity for meeting life and live in ... Read More
Sukie Baxter invites highly sensitive people to take up space – in our bodies and in our lives. In this episode, we explore what exactly this means, plus cover how the body is the key to creating more space within our whole lives. At the end of the episode, Sukie takes us through a practice to help us understand how ... Read More
In this episode, Heidi and I discuss the gifts and challenges of living a spiritual life as a highly sensitive person and pioneer. We uncover how to find the vulnerability and courage it takes to live authentically as a highly sensitive person, and share the vision of our new membership group, The Refuge for Sacred Rebellion.