feeling… & Dr. Brené Brown

Hmm, I’m feeling… today, and thankful at the same time for all of the wonderful people I’ve worked with in my business. Those with high integrity and honesty. I’ve been learning a lot about this lately.

My friend gave me the term “bunchy chi (Qi)” when she was talking about feeling uncomfortable about something, like an intuitive nervousness, or having feelings of misalignment. I’ve since taken that term and used it over and over to describe how I feel when my intuition is yelling at me and my spirit feels misaligned or out of sorts. I try to listen. Anyway, that’s all I need to say about that.

My bunchy chi has fed my painting today, though,
as this has been an incredibly productive day


I must leave you with some quotes from Dr. Brené Brown, whose book I am reading (The Gifts of Imperfection) and thoroughly enjoying.


“Unused creativity doesn’t just disappear.  It lives within us until it’s expressed, neglected to death, or suffocated by resentment and fear.”

~ Dr. Brené Brown (shown left)


Perfectionism is the belief that if we live perfect, look perfect, and act perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgment, and shame.  It’s a shield.  Perfectionism is a twenty-ton shield that we lug around thinking it will protect us, when in fact; it’s the thing that’s really preventing us from taking flight.

…at its core, is about trying to earn approval and acceptance.”

 ~ Dr. Brené Brown


Stillness is about…..opening up an emotionally clutter-free space and allowing ourselves to feel and think and dream and question.”

~ Dr. Brené Brown


And, if you are a parent, I highly recommend this podcast of one of Dr. Brené Brown’s talks. AMAZING!

 Here, also, are some of Dr. Brown’s TED talks.


Have a great week!
Love & Sincerely, Katie

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