Recently, I picked up Shawn Stevenson’s wonderful book Sleep Smarter in an attempt to figure out simple ways to nourish my body, something I tend to neglect as a sensitive person who is often stuck in her head. I had bought the book for my husband who has sleeping problems and had read some of it before. This time, when I returned to it, again, I felt deeply inspired. I have been following some of the strategies from the book and I am struck by how simple changes can help us. Also, as highly sensitive people who are prone to overwhelm, it’s a good idea to figure out the broad strokes, and what is really important, so we can make simple, lasting shifts. […]
As an INFP and a creative person, I often feel held back by my mind’s frantic grasping at things when what I need is to connect with the messy, spiral creative process and experience things as they are. This week, I would like to share a passage from Marion Woodman’s introduction to Jill Mellick’s lovely book on dream work, The Natural Artistry of Dreams. […]
This interview is with Amanda Linehan, a fiction writer, indie publisher and fellow INFP. Amanda has published three novels and a couple handfuls of short stories. Her short fiction has been featured on Every Day Fiction. She lives in Maryland, likes to be outside and writes with her cat sleeping on the floor beside her desk.
You can follow Amanda on twitter @amandalinehan, on instagram @amandalinehan and on Goodreads.
In this interview, Amanda talks about her creative process, being an INFP writer and the gifts and challenges that come with following your unique path. I learnt from this interview and I think, you will too!
There’s a fog settling down on the hills outside. I can see the traffic moving along, sighing under the weight of the approaching darkness. The general mood is hazy, compacted. Sometimes, our feelings can build up like that. They come swirling around the corner, and soon, our internal landscape seems saturated with them.
As someone who wants to express themselves authentically in the world, I sometimes get caught up in the New Age idea that if a path is really your calling, it should be easy and effortless. But often, work that is meaningful to us has inherent challenges. Writing and submitting work comes with rejections. These can be hard to deal with in themselves. But they can be disheartening at times when I subconsciously latch on to this belief that things are not working because they are not meant to work.