A newsletter from Jacquelyn Strickland |
March 2004 Vol. 1 Issue 1
LifeWorks is committed to harmonious personal
and social transformation aimed at creating inclusive environments
of individuality, belonging and mutual respect; self discovery
and healing; positive regard and goodwill.
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Welcome to my first ezine newsletter.
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What motivated this ezine? I think
it was my sense of sadness when I first wrote "Is Everything
Okay" back in January. (I am feeling much better, thank you.)
Another motivating factor is the dozens of emails I receive
asking about the 2004 HSP Gatherings. Finally, I wanted to share
"A Highly Sensitive Poem" and Notes from the Fall 2003 Gathering
written by Charles Gulotta. Last, but not least, I'd like to
encourage you to read Making Work Work For the Highly Sensitive
Person, by Dr. Barrie Jaeger. Barrie has tirelessly put
her passion into her own Calling and has a great message to
Is Everything Okay?
Reflections on being a Priestly Advisor
in a troubled world
I was recently asked this simple question and my answer took
me by surprise. It was anything but simple. The answer my
'authentic-mask-off-self' revealed created a sudden wave of
grief and sadness in me. [Click
here for full article...]
What I've Learned
One of the things I know we HSPs need to do in order to thrive
is to feel our feelings fully. We can't deny them, for they
will only fester and grow larger and more complex. [Click
here for full article and suggestions...]
A Highly Sensitive Poem
by Charles Gulotta
Here's a poem inspired by the Fall 2003 New England East
Coast Gathering. [Click
here to read the full poem.]
Notes from the Fall 03 East Coast Gathering
By Charles Gulotta, Prince Edward, Canada.
It was my first HSP gathering, and I didn't know what to expect.
I didn't completely want to be there. I didn't even know why
it was called a gathering. HSPs don't meet, apparently, they
gather. What are we, dust? [Read
the full article...]
East Coast Gathering in April
Register by March 15 for reduced rate!
of you might not know that we switched the East Coast gathering
from October to Spring?
We did this mainly to accommodate Elaine who divides
her time between San Francisco and New York. She lives in New
York from January - May 1st. Little did I know what a headache
it would be to switch dates and find a suitable place for our
East Coast Gatherings - I wondered if it would ever happen.
But... things have worked out... and I am eager
to pass on to you the details - since the date is coming up
much faster than I would like!
April 22 - 26, 2004
Bryn Mawr Mountain Retreat Center
Honesdale, Pennsylvania North of the Poconos,
West of the Catskills in the Upper Delaware River Valley, on
165 acres of lawns, woods and meadows www.brynmawrmountain.com
Registration Fee: $225
Deadline is April 1, 2004
If you send in your payment prior to March 15,
take $15 off Registration Fee
Elaine Aron, PH.D.
Sunday, April 25, 2004:
"From Feeling One Down to Being an Equal: Healing
HSPs So We Can Heal the World"
"Understanding our Body's Messages"
Other BreakOut Sessions listed here.
Hope to see you there.
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Mark your calendars!
5th Annual West Coast Gathering of HSPs
Walker Creek Ranch
Friday, 9 am October 8
thru Monday 10 am, October 11
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Making Work Work
for the Highly Sensitive Person
Dr. Barrie Jaeger's book is finally out! Her
concepts of Drudgery, Craft and Calling are crucial to those
of us who have or are struggling with the world of work. The
final paragraph of Dr. Jaeger's book brings tears to my eyes:
"I'm certain many HSPs will need the deeper and
more elusive true Calling. It is here... that we have to be
ready to be self-reliant, ...and trust that our inner voice
will never let us down. We will expand beyond our normal HSPness,
while taking our sensitivities with us. Sometimes the problems
of the world need more than intellect or emotion - they need
our soul's wisdom.... We may have to trust, not our local community
paper, but the soul's unique 'classified section' that lies
deep within each of us." Thank you Barrie!
You can purchase this book, with great savings,
at Elaine Aron's website: www.hsperson.com
and click on HSP Store. You can visit Barrie's website at www.hspwork.com
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With warm and hopeful winter HSP wishes,