If you are feeling extra anxiety, extra sorrow, extra overwhelm, you are not alone. Come join us in our blog-cave and feel all the compassion that is here for you. Notice the sweet humans all around you who are also so aware, so sensitive, and so darned smart. Breathe the love and understanding into your soft, gentle heart. Let it soothe you. Rest in the love. Welcome to our blog-cave.
Things to do while in the cave. (in no particular order)
~ Listen to this song: Lead with your Heart –Canadian Tenors
~ Curl up with a blanket, a good book, a journal, and your dog Max.
~ Read this post on anxiety for specific strategies: 16 Ways to Manage Anxiety in a High Stress World.
~ Trust that you know who you are even if you think you don’t. Tune into your intuition through meditation, writing, running, or taking a shower! Kindle that intuitive spark and ask it what you need to know today.
~ Meet with yourself and have a party. Invite your anxiety to tea. Let it tell you what it needs. I’ll bring the cupcakes.
~ Allow the grief to pour through you. “…Without attending to and grieving what there is to grieve, we will not be able to access joy and love as birthrights and fuels for living forward.” Krista Tippett She also said: “…amplify what is good and beautiful, without denying what is not…” in a fascinating interview with Baratunde Thurston.
~ If you are looking for some specific steps to take in your quest to change the world, read this post. No Better Time to Share Your Complicated Colorful Self with the World and Change the World by Galvanizing Your Giftedness.
~ When you just need to cry, I will join you here: When Crying is the Right Answer: High Sensitivity, Despair, Overwhelm, and Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.
~ Contemplate the words of Rumi: “You are not a drop in the ocean; you are the entire ocean in a drop.”
You are welcome anytime into our blog-cave. Read the posts. Read the comments. Write a comment. Imagine you are visiting me and I’m introducing you to yourself and your team of intrepid rainforest-minders. And, well, actually, through the wonders of technology, you can meet with me! But you know that. And don’t give up on finding each other IRL. As you deepen your knowledge of yourself and rainforest-mindedness, you will be able to spot them and invite them to join you in the blog-cave while welcoming them into your heart.
To my bloggEEs: Let us know what you are doing to help manage your anxiety, sorrow, and overwhelm. Your thoughtful comments here are glorious. I am humbled and grateful. Love to all of you. Always. All ways. 💚