05/14/2014 § Leave a comment
I’m having trouble keeping up with this journal, so Im just going to write down a few of the highlights:
Stupid Letter from my Auntie! My Narci Moms twin sister; they’re both 84 going on 85. If my moms a narci, what does that make her? I dont know. Anyway, she keeps reaching out to me to come back into the fold, the whole dysfunctional mess, and when I say I dont want to she doesnt even hear it. Because she’s been pushing, I made the case in my last letter that knowing what I know about my mother, I’m carrying a burden and if she wants to keep reaching out to me she has to share it with me. Shes not having any of it. So it comes down to this, how do I ditch her? I can’t explain myself any better, she willfully doesnt want to understand my explanations, so I either have to drop something really offensive on her to scare her away, or just stop writing to her and not read her letters, without explanation. The latter way is best. But let me tell you, being reminded to what degree they all wash their hands of me is vexing. Vexing! « Read the rest of this entry »
05/02/2014 § Leave a comment
Today I am remembering my panic. I can’t breath. I have to breathe consciously. But when I try, I just space out and forget to breathe all over again– my ADD symptoms kick in. I go under:
On a high cliff over the sea,
A tree thinks.
One by one thoughts slip from her
deep into the icy brine, « Read the rest of this entry »
05/20/2012 § 1 Comment
In her book The Highly Sensitive Person, (___) Elaine Aron legitimized in 1998 what Sensitives the world round already knew: that roughly 20% of any population anywhere have both 1) a greater capacity at perceiving and processing sensory information, and 2) a greater need for sleep, time-outs and recovery periods.
Aron reconfirms the Neo-Darwinian concept that survival is not a solo endeavor but a community one; that we all carry recessive genes that enable 20% of our offspring to be Highly Sensitive Perceivers (HSPs) but not more than that, because just that proportion- not more or less!- provides our community with the optimal capacity of insight for us to make informed choices for our own survival and prosperity.
While Aaron has accomplished a lot to promote the legitimization of HSPs in the scientific community, we are far from being anyone’s idea of mainstream. The purpose of this blog, then, is to advance the acceptance of Sensitives in ordinary society by 1) facilitating dialogue between us, 2) by promoting and developing healthy relationships with our potential Allies– what I call “Normally Sensitive People”; and 3) providing me with a platform to express my own thoughts about the intersection of High Sensitivity and daily life.
Intended topics will include__
(To be concluded)