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Unapologetically Sensitive

We explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives; the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity--and some of the challenges it poses as well. You may learn to live a bolder, brighter life.

Jan 30, 2024

Getting from Here to There When You’ve Lost Your Routine


How do you get back in a groove after you’ve gotten out of it? We often assume we can jump back in, but sometimes it’s harder than that. I also talk about getting consent in relationships before giving feedback and advice. Attuning to the other person...

Jan 23, 2024

Attachment Injuries, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Self-Care

Jen and I discuss attachment wounds and using an Internal Family Systems (IFS) framework. We talk about the difference of speaking for our parts vs. speaking from our parts. We talk about overperformance, the pressure to show up and masking, and...

Jan 16, 2024

The Power of Showing Up: Embracing Imperfection and Struggles with PDA and RSD


Jen and I discuss our struggles with showing up and doing life even when it's hard. We model grace and vulnerability, reminding you that it's okay to not have it all together. The conversation touches on topics such as PDA,...

Jan 9, 2024

Navigating Autism and PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance or Pervasive Drive for Autonomy)

 I discuss being diagnosed Autistic with a PDA (pathological demand avoidance) profile. I express frustration with the DSM criteria for ADHD and autism, as I don’t see myself in the criteria. I highlight the common misdiagnosis...

Jan 2, 2024

Building Trust in Neurodivergent Settings: Overcoming Group Apprehension

Ellie and Patricia highlight the importance of creating inclusive spaces that foster trust, comfort, and collaboration for neurodivergent folks. They discuss the benefits of tailoring curriculum to individual and group needs. This episode also...