Tag: freedom

V&E Poetic Therapy: Cradle Song

A short reflection based on the reading of the poem Cradle Song written by Alfred Lord Tennyson:
why, in our youth are we so eager to leave our mothers, to leave the nest, to grow? With exceptions, most of the dangers in life are beyond the safety of our homes and yet we seem to have this drive to run toward them as fast as we can. Then as adults it seems reverse our drives and we become afraid of the change that the world brings. Sometimes we are so afraid to leave the nest, we are caught by it, trapped there and stagnant. What is the happy middle ground? Do you know your nest? Are you able to leave?

Blessings by John O’Donohue

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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.

Why Poetry?

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  Poetry is the rhythm of all things, in all things, and all that is and is not. It is the sensibility which transcends all other senses. It is energy. A poem is only one expression of this energy. Poetry is a history, a record of feeling, just as our DNA is a historical record of

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4 Types of Break-up Songs and What You Can Learn From Them

I’ll take you through 4 Kinds of break-up songs (with one sub-type) and share the 6 things I Learned about Empowering Myself from the lyrics to Sia’s song Elastic Heart.

Am I having an Existential Crisis?

I had a plan. I put everything int0 this plan: my time, effort, and energy, and to no avail. The universe returned my efforts with a message: there is a greater plan you need to follow now, and it is not the one you were working for (and you know it).

I had put all of my effort into plan B, which did involve a lot of courage: facing fears, working through setbacks, and being honest with myself. However, Plan A is less comfortable, less secure, more of an unknown than Plan B.

It seems I have a choice before me: work towards the life I have envisioned for myself or make a new plan B. The decision seems obvious but, following plan A has me feeling lost, confused, scared, and courageous, brave and strong all at once.

Am I experiencing an existential crisis, or is it something else?

Who am I, really? Part I Psychology

I am a procrastinator OR I procrastinate. Is there a difference? One describes myself and the other is an action. ‘I’ does not lose itself to procrastinate but I am is enslaved by procrastination. Today I am thinking about identity…

What is ASMR?

What is ASMR? ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is essentially the relaxation tingles felt first in the scalp and moves through the spine and into the body when in a state of relaxation. ASMR uses 40 or more sensory triggers to induce relaxation What’s the Wiki-Definition? “Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) signifies the subjective experience of ‘low-grade euphoria‘ characterized by ‘a

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Can we treat ourselves with patience and kindness like we would a child?

Our minds need exercise just as much as our bodies. The workings of the mind are more elusive than the body but equally if not more important to our overall well-being. I believe that our minds are strengthened through learning and seeking. The more we know thee more we can trust ourselves to let go.