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Toxic Fear – the wounded heart of codependency

Reblogged segment from: Fear of Intimacy It is very important in recovery to start making a distinction – drawing a boundary – between being and behavior. Growing up in dysfunctional societies taught us to equate our worth – and judge the worth of others – based upon external appearances. We experienced love as conditional on … Continue reading

Origins of an Inner Critic: Early influence | Boundaries of the Soul

Reblogged article: Origins of an Inner Critic: Early influence | Boundaries of the Soul. Origins of an Inner Critic: Early influence April 29, 2013 — Dr. Nicholas Jenner Depression teaches us that we are not deserving of a normal, fruitful life. We go through long periods of believing that there is something inherently wrong with us. … Continue reading

The Inner Critic comes in all forms | Boundaries of the Soul

Reblogged article: The Inner Critic comes in all forms | Boundaries of the Soul. May 7, 2013 — Dr. Nicholas Jenner “I am really driven, but my drive doesn’t affect the conversations I have in my head about life, and my worries and fears and insecurities.” Zach Braff . Following on from my last post about the … Continue reading


ATTENTION DEFICIT AND HYPERACTIVITY DISORDERS by Lawrence Wilson, MD © December 2009, The Center For Development Today one out of every five children is diagnosed with a behavior or learning disorder. It is often a nightmarish experience for both parents and children. Also, the problem does not necessarily end when the children grow up. It … Continue reading

Reblogged article: Your food influences your mood: The second brain residing in our stomachs

    Now, scientists just need to make the link between how cortisol inlfuences the gut brain and we will know that stress causes an increase in food and other types of sensory sensitivities….. The moral of the story: eat well, be zen….. Here is the article: Your food influences your mood: The second brain … Continue reading

Becoming mindful of our children’s hypersensitive senses

As a child, I developed very negative coping strategies for our sensory and emotional sensitivities. But as adults, I am beginning to grasp the importance of becoming sense aware and learning to listen differently. I remember this episode with my mom. We were on vacation and I had to go to camp. I did not … Continue reading


Shame. Reblogged article       This is a publication of Talent Development Resources ~ ~   Shame    by Douglas Eby Shame can affect anyone’s self-actualization, but may be especially potent for gifted individuals, who often have high sensitivity and other qualities that can support feelings of being an outsider or unworthy. Shame is connected … Continue reading

Our High Sensitivity: Both A Gift and Vulnerability to Anxiety

Reblogged article Our High Sensitivity: Both A Gift and Vulnerability to Anxiety by Douglas Eby   Source: Rutgers Along with the many benefits of our high sensitivity trait, we may also be especially susceptible to anxiety. One aspect of a highly sensitive nervous system can be a strong startle response, as noted in an item … Continue reading

Emotional Needs of the Gifted

Article reblogged from: Emotional Needs of the Gifted. The Emotional Needs of the Gifted Child by Annemarie Roeper The emotions are the heart and soul of giftedness. The heart and soul of the human being is my passion. I have been preoccupied with it throughout my life. When we look into the eyes of children … Continue reading

Turn Down the Emotional Volume – Confronting a Child’s Defiance and Aggression

It’s hard not to get angry or upset when your child is acting defiant, manic, or aggressive. We’re conditioned to expect that kids listen to their parents, and when they don’t, won’t, or can’t, we may erupt in frustration. For many kids with special needs that influence their behavior, however, that outburst of anger can … Continue reading