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Week 40 – Social media can heal a broken heart because it does this one thing really, really well.


The retreat with Alanis Morissette and my husband Michael Gerrish is getting closer and I’m so looking forward to sharing the experience with you.  It’s about making art, expressing creativity, caring for your sensitive self, and doing more of what you love in life and in business every single day. If you plan to join us, be sure to register soon as this retreat is on schedule to sell out.  When spaces are gone, they’re gone and I can’t add anyone last minute.  You can learn more about the retreat here.

I’m live on the radio on Monday (9/30 at 5pm ET/2pm PT) and I’ll be talking about becoming a Clutter Buster!  We’ll be taking your calls at (866) 254-1579.  I hope you’ll join me here,

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Topic of the Week

Social media can heal a broken heart because it does

this one thing really, really well.

Sometimes the world is a hard place to be in. That’s my thought as I sit down to write this newsletter. I woke up this morning to the horrible sound of an excavator taking down trees in the yard next door. I could barely catch my breath as I watched a giant pine tree crash to the ground. Turns out our neighbor needs to replace their septic system so they have no choice.  And while I understand, it sucks.

It just really sucks…


I walked around the house crying, wondering if anyone else would be this upset about trees. Being a sensitive woman isn’t always easy. There are many times when I feel like I’m not designed to exist on planet earth. Especially when I see anyone or anything harmed in some way.

Being sensitive has its good days and bad days, its beautiful moments and its pain. Although I wouldn’t give up my tenderness for anything, I do struggle to live with it sometimes.


That’s where the healing power of community comes in.  At one point in the morning, I went to my Facebook page to share my sadness and frustration and was met with incredible love and understanding. That’s one of the great things about social media – you have instant access to kindred spirits.  And this kinship makes our pain a little easier to bear.

I was so touched by people’s responses. For instance, Manisha Verma, a woman from India wrote, “I will plant a tree tomorrow morning for the tree that has been cut down at your place.” Wow, I thought, how amazing and beautiful and tender is that?

It’s comforting to see this loving side of humanity.  It’s something I never take for granted.

I share this experience with you in case you grapple with a sensitive heart, too. It can be healing to know you’re not alone, you’re not crazy, and you’re not silly or overly dramatic. You’re just a normal human being doing your best to live in a sometimes-harsh world.

Sharing your sensitivity with others when you’re upset is an important act of self-care.  After all, life is so much better when we walk hand-in-hand…



Take Action Challenge

Take a moment to bless your sensitive #x2665;


I was so moved by this video – this is how a sensitive soul rolls #x1F600; .  You can watch it here.  Thanks, Wendy!


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