Category: Interpersonal Relationships

V&E Words: Empathy

What is Empathy? I explore the eymology, psychology, physiology and spirituality behind the concept in an attempt to answer this question. How do we feel the other? How do we know the difference between our feelings and the feelings of the other? The three major components of empathy seem to be: knowing, feeling and responding compassionately. We read books to gather knowledge of things we do not have the time or space to learn first hand. Tuning our empathy has the same effect but for emotions. We can connect with other humans and simulate experiences we have never had. In doing so we expand our awareness and are better able to live ethically and effectively with our fellow humans.

V&E Yoga Relief & Retreat in Costa Rica

Big news! I am running a yoga retreat next year! Costa Rican Relief and Retreat March 30th to April 6th 2019 We will explore our connection to earth and to others and understand how to bring relief and retreat home with us. The pressure of our everyday lives makes us heavy. This one week yoga

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Forgiveness? Try This

Forgiveness Prayer From Angeles Arrien’s book The Nine Muses If I have harmed anyone in any way Either knowingly or unknowingly Through my own confusions I ask forgiveness. If anyone has harmed me in anyway Either knowingly or unknowingly Through their own confusions I forgive them. And if there is a situation I am not

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Exciting News!

Our exciting news is that V&E Guidance has launched a quick and easy way for you to get your Tarot or Oracle card readings. All you have to do is follow links, choose your reading, let me know if you have any specific questions, and you will get your full detailed reading in your inbox! Choose from 4 reading options: Comprehensive or 3-Card Faeries’ Oracle and the Ultimate Wildwood Tarot or 3-Card Tarot Readings. E-mail readings are a great way to receive guidance because then you can always return to what was communicated. This is especially useful with the Faeries’ readings because the guidance they give and the messages they share can sometimes last for months! I have provided more information on the difference between a Faeries’ reading and the Wildwood to help you decide but if you have anymore questions don’t be afraid to send me an e-mail and I will help you pick one that is right for you!

Blessings by John O’Donohue

wishes for you, irish blessings, irish wishes,

On Summer Solstice 2017 I would like to share with you Selections from Eternal Echoes by John O’Donohue. A Celtic Shaman, O’Donohue writes on the longing of the soul, our spiritual relationship with ourselves and others, and belonging. Blessings are selfless wishes and these are my wishes for you, that you may find self-love, that you may see the light in yourself and others, that you will open yourself to the shadows too, and embrace the danger of freedom, love, and renewal.

More Chronicles of Us —

Read the first part here: The Chronicles of Us FOUR. I walked past your old flat on Eversholt Street and remembered that night we put the world to wrongs, sitting side by side on the cold kitchen floor, drinking Johnnie Walker Black Label out of teacups and discussing the pros and cons of freedom. The

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The Chronicles of Us — hijacked amygdala

ONE. Sometimes I don’t talk at all. Mostimes I tell you interesting facts about ketchup and painters and space and Japan and coins and pregnant giraffes. But sometimes I don’t speak at all. Still you wait and wait, still, with the patience of a saint, until I come back and tell you that the man

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Fierce Lady Friends: Introduction to the Seven Lessons

Seven Lessons my friends taught me, Friendship and Growing up, Value of Women Friends

Something has changed, I think it is me. I no longer look back and see only my mistakes, now I can see all of the people I am grateful for. I see the lessons I have learned and appreciate the experiences I have had. 
Part of that is owed to the people I have met, the women who have guided me with their intelligence, their strength, and their wisdom. 

In that light I would like to dedicate this series of posts Fierce Lady Friends: The Seven Lessons for the women in my life, my tribe,  and to the women out there who are living, supporting and teaching one another. In the coming weeks, I will be posting the Seven Lessons from my own perspective and experience and sharing a bit about the women in my life who were my teachers in the formative time in my life that is now coming to a close.  The Lessons are: 
Acceptance, Boundaries, Compassion, Courage, Unconditional Love, Trust, and Sisterhood.