about

linds4I started this blog three years ago as an experiment in vulnerability and self -expression. In the beginning it felt self-indulgent to think anyone was interested to read what I had to write. And it still does from time to time. But I continue blogging as a way to show up and share my voice.

My sincere intention is to make you smile through the pain and joy that is life. I have written in journals my entire life. Writing is very therapeutic for me, and I hope this blog is therapeutic for you to read.

As a sensitive child, I grew up hearing, “You are so sensitive,” and “You take everything personally.” Now I hear, “ARE YOU CRYING?” or “You are such a sap,” or “Oh my God, you are so red,” or still “You are so sensitive.” As a kid, I thought something was wrong with me, but as an adult, I have learned to appreciate myself for who I am and to embrace my sensitivity.

Currently, my husband and I are raising our three children and our dog in Tampa. I recently finished my Masters degree in Transpersonal Psychology; the study of psychology, spirituality and consciousness. I lead women’s groups where I strive to create a space for connection and creativity. In the spirit of offering the medicine we most need, these circles are about finding meaning, healing, and the courage to show up and share our authentic voices. I also offer one on one soul-centered personal coaching sessions.

What follows are musings on various topics from my perspective as a super sensitive soul, deep feeler, and spiritual seeker. I hope for some of you what you read will strike a chord provoking feelings of belonging, acceptance, and inspiration. As I become more acquainted with my most authentic self, I hope to spark the same in you. We are all in this together. From my open heart to yours…with love and wishes for healing, peace and understanding.

29 thoughts on “about”

  1. I love this….thank you for stepping out and exposing yourself to all of us. May each one who reads your blog benefit from what you are led to share. Don’t let anyone cause you to question the value of what you are doing……it is your journey and we have been invited to go along. I look forward to the trip! Love you to the moon and back…Susan

  2. You have already sparked so much in me in your first post. As you have been since we were 8, you are such an inspiration and never cease to impress me with your resilience and radiant energy. Keep them coming sister. We want to read what you have to say…

      1. Well Sal, hopefully it sparks a future blog in you or just go directly to writing a book for Pete’s sake because your writing has always gone straight to the bone and that includes the funny bone. Thanks, Loves for your ongoing support and most wonderful Love!!!

  3. Your words are sincere and eloquently delivered. Getting your thoughts down is therapeutic but also can be difficult. You are doing it beautifully and with purpose. I appreciate all that you give of your interesting self! Love you a lot.

  4. Lindsay, your site is a blessing. I love the name and subtitle of the site. (But where is your name, and how do I search the articles from this page? Did I just read post #4? How do I get to posts 1-3?) I love the way that you worked the topic of father loss and being present with what is rather than holding on to old stories like dusty boxes in the attic. And Will’s comment, “All I feel is love,” is the naming of the world he incarnated to inhabit. I am blown away and full of the song of joy. Thank you! I am eager to read more. The only problem is that as I read, I want to talk with you for a couple hours–and you are 2,000 miles away.

    1. Hi Jules!
      You are a blessing. Good questions, I am still figuring this all out so thanks for bringing up some technical blips. The # 4 is actually referring to the comments not the posts. I will post weekly and this is the first one. I love thinking that “All I feel is Love” is Will’s world. This makes me want to cry, it’s so beautiful. I Love you and feel ridiculously fortunate to call you a friend and mentor. Josh and I were talking about you this weekend. We will be making a trip to Santa Barbara most likely in the Fall so we can spend time with you and the hummingbirds in your lovely tree house with all those angels and blessings flying around.

  5. Blair, thank you for this. Feeling like I am connecting to people in such an authentic and sincere way brings about so much joy. I love you Angel and please know you and your family are a constant source of awe and inspiration for so many. XO

  6. As always Lindsay … i am proud to call you my sister and friend. Your writing is inspiring and beautiful. I look forward to each post and sharing them with many other people. Love you!

  7. To my earth angel…

    I feel blessed and honored to have you as my best friend. Your expressive heart and mind have taught me so many beautiful things over the years and now the world gets to hear a little piece of you as well. Aren’t we all blessed to have you in our lives……
    Xoxox

  8. Sweetsis!
    You are a shining star! Your eloquent words take me on a journey through time and back to being present. Thank you for bringing your ‘pure light’ to the web. I am so thrilled and honored to be a part of your life. Miss you.
    Love and Hugs and Many Many Blessings!
    Sarah

  9. Hello! I found your blog through Kelly Corrigan’s facebook page. I have it bookmarked, so I can read more later. I’m loving it so far. I have four children, ages 12-21, and am married to my college sweetheart, who is an archaeologist. I still love reading blogs that talk about parenting little people because it reminds me to enjoy every moment, even after they’ve gotten too big to cuddle on my lap anymore.

    I loved your post about your son sleeping in the hallway. I’m so glad you found such a great answer for him/yourselves. I feel like kids and sleep is such a hot button topic when, in reality, whatever helps the whole family sleep better is the best answer for that family, no judgement from the peanut gallery necessary. Whether it’s sleeping in the hallway until a better option opens up, or sleeping on a small bed built with 2x4s on the ground next to mom/dad’s bed, as our first child did when she was not even old enough to walk.

    They grow up and move on so quickly, that spending time worrying about sleep, when the problem has an answer, is such a waste of time.

    The second post I loved was the one about feeling judged, even when you are not. I am an elective amputee. I chose to have my leg amputated, after living most of my life with a deformed foot that I tried so hard to hide.

    Through my journey I’ve learned an important lesson. This is how my philosophy goes:

    More than 90% of the time, you’ll never have the luxury of knowing what the other person is thinking, when they stare. You get to choose to believe whatever you’d like about their thoughts.

    I choose to think things like ‘they respect me for being active, despite my artificial leg’, and ‘man, I’m so thankful I dont have that disability, and respect that mom for handling it so well’…..If I believe that others are thinking those thoughts, I win. My self esteem wins. My confidence wins. And whatever the other person was actually thinking, doesnt really matter. It’s in my control to spin it in a positive way.

    I used to write a weekly parenting column for our local paper when we lived in NY and some of those columns are published at my personal website: justonefoot.blogspot.com. Then, my book’s website,with pictures of my journey, are here: justonefoot.com. Feel free to click over, if you have time!

    Great to find your blog. I look forward to reading ALL of it in the weeks to come!

    Judy Johnson Berna

    1. Hi Judy,
      This was so inspiring and wonderful for me to receive! Thank you for sharing your story and your wisdom with me! I love when you talk about choosing to decide what the other is thinking. You are so right! I am really looking forward to reading more from you so I will head on over to your site tonight! A mother to four too, wow! I’m one of four and I love my siblings so much! Really, Judy, thank you for this thoughtful and uplifting comment. It made my day. Sending you love on your journey, Lindsay

  10. Wonderful blog – thanks for sharing all of these meditations – they are smart, funny and a pleasure to read….I could relate to so many of these experiences and thoughts. Thanks, Lindsay!!!!! I look forward to more!

    1. Hi Robin! It makes me smile to think of you reading this and relating to it from your neck of the woods! I was so sorry to miss you this summer. Thank you for your kind and supportive words and I hope you are still singing!!! Sending you all love. XO

  11. Love your blog Lindsey! I can totally relate to so many things you say, especially being a super sensitive soul. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one out there that felt like that since childhood and is also able to embrace it now too. Love to you soul sista šŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you Jessica for taking the time to read and respond! I know life as a super sensitive soul is challenging and also really rich šŸ™‚ I am right there with you if you ever need to vent or digest something! Hope all is well with you and your family, sweet and beautiful Jessica! With lots of love!

  12. Lindsay, after every talk with you I always feel heard, refreshed and empowered! I look forward to reading your blog and gaining more inspiration from you!

  13. Lindsay – I am answering your ten questions here:

    1. A kind compassionate person.
    2. My daughter being happy.
    3. Run around my neighborhood playing with my friends.
    4. Yes.
    5. Make people laugh.
    6. Just be kind and make them feel good about themselves.
    7. Quit work.
    8. Be super thin šŸ™‚
    9. Peace.
    10. Me, who I am overall.

    Lisa – Kerry’s old neighbor in WC (love your blog)

  14. Lindsay — you are such a beautiful writer, and your raw and authentic commentary on being a woman, mom, wife and friend has brought me many laughs, smiles and a few tears! Keep it up!
    Your friend and fan,
    Kim Kirtley

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