Posts Tagged as: pain

4 good things about pain

Pain is inevitable. In the past, I constructed my life to avoid pain at all costs. Through distraction, chronic busyness, and various types of numbing I managed to successfully navigate away from pain, but in the process I ended up avoiding life. I would try to predict the future and if there was a possibility…

do you feel other people’s pain?

There was a time in my life when I felt responsible for the emotional pain of others. I felt that if I didn’t share their burden, I was not a good human. Some people are more sensitive to the emotions of others. We’re referred to as highly sensitive people, empaths, or clairsentients. In my work…

{gems} when life falls apart

Sometimes a crisis is a summons to reconfigure our entire lives. Even though we are resilient creatures, we are still easily hurt. There are times when living hurts. A lot. There is purpose in pain; often life falls apart exactly when it needs to be rebuilt. Our stories become burdensome & false. Our defenses become…