On the Nature of Trust

By Susan Shehata / May 12, 2020 /

Trust.   It’s an interesting concept. I see many people struggling with who and what to trust, nowadays.   I completely trust my best friend. I trust her love and compassion for me.   And I trust her to be about ten minutes late to most things.   I used to think I couldn’t trust…

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We Don’t Know How This Will Turn Out

By Susan Shehata / May 11, 2020 /

What if we just don’t know how things will turn out?   I tend to remember my dreams in great detail. They are often a combination of imagery I’ve picked up over the course of a day, plus the processing of subconscious material. Lately, I’ve noticed a theme where during the climax of the dream,…

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How Your Parental Relationship Impacts Your Freedom of Thought

By Susan Shehata / May 9, 2020 /

How might we move towards free thinking and truth finding, if that is our goal?   From my experience, one of the best things we can do is fully heal the relationship with our parents. WHAT?? Stay with me. 😉   Most of our first thoughts and perceptions were passed to us from, and through,…

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Are You Replacing One Talking Head for Another?

By Susan Shehata / May 8, 2020 /

Our world contains a lot of corruption.   That being said, some of the content I see circulating online nowadays concerns me.   I’ve never been what would be considered a mainstream thinker. But some of the alternative viewpoints sound just as dogmatic and problematic as some of the mainstream narratives.   I am witnessing…

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Fear: Quick Tips

By Susan Shehata / May 6, 2020 /

Chances are you have been experiencing fear. Here is a brief overview on how to walk with these feelings, as they continue to emerge.   ACKNOWLEDGE All emotion is neutral, including fear. Fear is simply communicating that something does not feel ok. It seeks to protect us from a perceived threat. Our job is to…

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The Search for Certainty

By Susan Shehata / April 29, 2020 /

I have friends that lean into science   or politics   or spirituality   or religion   or “conspiracy”   or a combo meal.   But one thing I see as the through line, from most people, is a desire for certainty—consciously or unconsciously.   We always want certainty—perhaps, even more now that we are…

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The Immune System and your Personal Power

By Susan Shehata / April 26, 2020 /

  Feeling powerless about your health, right now?   Back in the early 80’s, my father (aka the plant scientist), researched the role of stress on the health of plants. The immune system of a plant is not as complex as that of a human, but the underlying wisdom is similar.   For years, he…

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Assessing our Harm Footprint

By Susan Shehata / April 20, 2020 /

I saw many posts on social media this weekend expressing frustration and anger about the irresponsibility of quarantine protesters around the country.   I, like many of you, am extremely triggered when people compromise the well-being of others, for the sake of meeting their own needs.   EXTREMELY triggered.   And yet, sadly, I am…

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New Trauma Brings Up Old Trauma

By Susan Shehata / April 13, 2020 /

We are experiencing a Collective Trauma.   Ok, so now what?   So, know this: Any new trauma has the potential to trigger any previously experienced trauma. And whether you identified it as such, or not, chances are you have had previous trauma. (It’s a relative thing)   The more that previous trauma has been…

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Fear as a Source of Depression

By Susan Shehata / March 18, 2020 /

As we move into uncertain times, I’m seeing anxiety widely discussed on social media, but I haven’t seen much talk, yet, about depression, which can often ride right along.   So, this goes out to the folks that lean in that direction.   Depression can be triggered by fear, especially if you are already wired…

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