Winter Greetings dear HSPs,
Before reading this newsletter, I want to let you know that for some strange reason ( ?!) random links are appearing without my consent. I’ve tried unsuccessfully to remove them, but in the interest of time, I am letting technology have its weird ways right now. My apologies.
I don’t know about you, but January and February are my least favorite months here in Colorado. I suspect winter months may be harder for many people, especially HSPs. Historically, I have struggled to stay motivated, preferring to stay cocooned inside. Not this year ! I’ve already had a great time (cocooning) at a cozy cabin about an hour away from my house, and have plans for another (cocooning) rendevous there in a couple of weeks! And when I say “cocooning” I mean: getting into my natural rhythms for the days; writing; reading; working; snow shoeing, building and stoking the fire; listening to music; bundling up, going outside at night to view the stars; and” listen” and relish in the absolute silence. I wish every HSP could have this type of personal retreat at least once a year, if not more.
And there’s more! I am thrilled to be welcoming my dear friend and colleague, Barbara Allen-Williams from the United Kingdom into our home for an entire month ! (Yes we have plenty of space for our alone time.) Barbara and I are offering two opportunities for HSP growth, connection, and sharing. Please considering joining us for one and/or both of these events:
Other things in this issue of HSP Highlights & Insights include my review of Brene Brown’s wonderful (not so new) book, Daring Greatly. I share her Top Ten Guideposts for WholeHearted Living. This is very applicable for living an empowered HSP life.
And, speaking of books: This just out! Ted Zeff’s new book Raise an Emotionally Healthy Boy: Save Your son from the Violent Boy Culture is now available on Amazon and/or Barnes & Noble. “The book provides many original, practical ideas for parents and teachers to help boys grow into compassionate and emotionally healthy men who can transcend male violent behavior. Give a copy to everyone you know who is helping to raise a boy.”
Congratulations Ted !! We need this voice in our world !
Finally, I realize this is my first newsletter in a long time… I want to thank those of you who have written to inquire further about my “less than grand” rafting adventure in the Grand Canyon during September 2012. Please know I haven’t forgotten you .. nor my promise to share what I learned as an HSP during some most trying experiences. Meanwhile, here is a picture from one of my fondest memories ~~ yes, there were meaningful moments for me .. which I’ll share soon I promise !! If you missed my original article, “Is THIS on a HSP Bucket List?” go here to read about my well-thought out preparation plans, which in the end, didn’t help at all !
Also please mark your calendars for the next two HSP Gathering Retreats:
The 26th HSP Gathering Retreat
May 9-13, 2013 – Near Stockholm, Sweden. Please check here for the latest updates.
The 27th HSP Gathering Retreat
September 26-30, 2013 – Estes Park, Colorado at YMCA of the Rockies – Dr. Elaine Aron will hopefully be joining us in person…but if not, she will be with us via teleconference. More details and a registration page coming soon.
All for now… for this issue of HSP Highlights & Insights anyway…. I’m motivated and inspired … so you should be receiving more issues in the coming weeks.
All my best wishes for 2013 … and just in case you don’t know … I love you all … and appreciate our connection .. in whatever form it has taken place.