The Importance of Self-Acknowledgement

Recently, I co-taught a mini-workshop on the energy of Pride for my local Reclaiming branch. (Reclaiming is an earth-based feminist, social justice oriented pagan tradition.) To prepare for it, I read the chapter on Pride from an excellent book called Magic of the Iron Pentacle: Reclaiming Sex, Pride, Self, Power & Passion. I was struck …

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Empathy Dial: How to Remain Empathetic Without Drowning in Other People’s Stuff

Since this is a post about regulating empathy, I’d like to start by clearing up any potential misunderstandings. Empathy is great. Empathy is the ability to sense and respond to other people’s emotions. Not only does empathy allow us to “empathize” and support people who are experiencing challenging emotions, it also helps us in all …

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Energy Boundaries 101: Sensing, Healing & Maintaining Healthy Boundaries (Part 2/2)

Welcome to Part 2 of Energy Boundaries 101! Last week in Part 1, we covered the importance of healthy boundaries, signs of impaired boundaries and some causes of impaired boundaries. In this post I’ll cover how to energetically sense and heal your boundaries as well as energetic, emotional and social tools for maintaining healthy boundaries. …

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Energy Boundaries 101: What Do Healthy Boundaries Look Like? (Part 1/2)

This two-part post covers all you need to know to get started working with your energy boundaries. In part 1, we’ll look at what energy boundaries are, how to recognize healthy and impaired boundaries, and the origins of impaired boundaries. In part 2, I’ll get into how you can sense, heal and maintain healthy energy …

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