The Song of the Un-recognised Highly Sensitive Child


Sometimes I feel like a motherless child,

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child,

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child,

A long long way from home.


No-one  knows my wisdom and no-one knows my joy,

No-one knows my story and no-one knows my pain,

No-one sees my beauty and no-one knows my power,

But one day I will blossom and they will see the flower.



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Seasonal Living – The Robot Who Hibernated!


Do robots hibernate? According to my son’s friend, Jacob, they sort of hibernate. They go into a preservation box and that is quite an adventure!

Do cats hibernate? According to Luca, they like to have a very cosy winter home, where they can dream about the fun of hunting in the summer.

Here are some really lovely videos of Jacob and Luca interviewing each other about their Autumn/Winter creations for their favourite toys.





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Is Your Child Growing Up in a Climate of Grace?


I asked my 9 year old son tonight whether he knew what sin was. He said “Yes, I think so” So I said “Do you think it is good or bad?” to which he replied “I think it is a bit of both!”. I thought that was interesting since my husband and I embrace a Christian faith! We never talk about sin but we do talk a lot about grace. We talk about our being imperfect but that being ok because of the gift of God’s grace.  As my son is growing up in this climate I cannot see him ever feeling the need to make an act of repentance. He just knows that forgiveness and grace are free gifts for all of us.

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So Mr God, Are You Really Just a Concept?

Question: Can we surrender to a concept? 

Answer: No

Question: Do we need to surrender to experience the fullness of our vulnerability and the depth of comfort that we long for and need to feel good?

Answer: Yes


To surrender we need to come to the end of ourselves even if we feel quite happy with life and who we are. There might be more! Only by surrendering can we find out. I don’t mean we have to become born again Christians or repent of our sins or go to church. Surrender is a heart response to our need of God – our need for more, our need for depth, our need for life. 

Yesterday I listened to someone tell me a tough story in my work as a healer. I said to God “I can’t do this” God said “Yes, you can What would a concept have done?

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New Book – Journey to Healing & Wholeness: A Dance Between Intimacy & Expansiveness

Chatting to God is an experience that runs through my life like a thread running through a tapestry. It’s the thread that holds all the other threads of my life in place. Although sometimes I have struggled with the experience, now it feels like home and I wouldn’t have my life any other way. In this book I share some of the insights I have received along my healing journey. I hope you find them inspirational.


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Paint Intuitively – Who Knows What You Have to Say?


Intuitive painting. All you need is paper, paint and your intuition!
I started with red which sometimes is anger but I think it is more like fire. The purple is God so maybe this part altogether is the Holy Spirit. Then inside is green for life and pink for love and blue for movement, There is a lot of white which is leaving room for the mystery. It is called ‘The Dance of Life’.

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A Message from God’s Heart – It’s Not All About You!

Do we really seek God and know that God seeks a relationship with us?

Do we really know God and know that God knows us?

Do we really celebrate God and know that God celebrates us?

“I need to meditate”

“I must be mindful”

“I choose to seek enlightenment”

But what does God want?

To walk with us and talk with us – just that.

Maybe people try to go deeper and deeper into their spiritual experience because they do not realise the beauty and depth of day to day relationship with God – simply chatting about everything from what toothpaste to buy to the mystery of love, joy and peace.

We could add conversation with God to our list of spiritual practices but there again we could realise that spiritual practices aren’t necessary and simply enjoy our conversation with God and know that is enough!

safe in high places


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‘How to Grow A Visionary’ – A Helpful & Insightful Book for Parents of Highly Sensitive Children

Hi everyone. This is the updated version of my new book ‘How to Grow A Visionary’.

Please spread the word. You can download it for Kindle FREE from Amazon for the next two days: 23rd and 24th SEPT.

You may find it helpful if your child has been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, SPD, depression, anxiety or fatigue or if they are just Highly Sensitive. It is a soulful yet down-to-earth look at high sensitivity.


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The Prayer of The Highly Sensitive Child – Dear Mr God.

Dear Mr God:  About My Heart

heartMy heart feels a bit empty sometimes. I can feel disappointed with myself. Life feels difficult and I seem to make other people’s lives difficult too. I am worried sometimes that I am not good enough and although I try my best I am scared that what I do – things like writing and drawing – may not be good enough. I compare myself to other people a lot and often think that they are better than me. Please help me realise that I am good enough. Help me to receive praise and to let it into my heart. I think  that love is enough and that you just love me for who I am. I really like to give too. Giving makes me feel really good in my heart. Please give me ideas about how I can open up my big heart and give the love that is inside of me to my family, community and the wider world. 

Dear Mr God: About My Arms and Hands 

armsSometimes when I don’t have enough cuddles or spend enough time with special people my arms feel empty. Please teach me about intimacy and how closeness is so important. As I get older  I may not want so many cuddles but I know I will still like touch. Please help my Mum/Dad to remember to play wrestling with me and give me high fives. Hold me when I am sad and I don’t have anyone else to cuddle me. I want to be able to sleep by myself but please help Mum/Dad to understand that sometimes I need to feel  close to them to be able to relax enough to sleep. Show them how much I need to feel my connection with them as I feel my connection with you. 

Please help me to be ‘hands on’ with things. I know I am a bit cautious and sometimes hold back from playing with sand or paint or water but really I know that I need it and that it is one important way that I connect with the world. I don’t like touching all things but some things feel so good to me – the smooth bark on a tree, Mum’s furry coat, making dough, laying down in a grassy field. Help me work out what I like and what I don’t like and then me and Mum/Dad can really enjoy the things I like together. 

Dear Mr God: About My Shoulders

upper-backMy shoulders feel a bit tight sometimes especially when I have been told off. Please help Mum/Dad to be gentle with me even when I have done something to displease them. When I get upset I feel so bad in my body and don’t feel I can breathe properly. It would help if they could use a gentle voice and not look scary even when they are not pleased with something I have done. Please teach me that I need a lot of support and help and that this is okay. 

Dear Mr God: About My Throat

throatSometimes my voice feels blocked. I know I have a big voice but I can’t seem to find it. I don’t like listening to other people that much. It just feels too much and that I can’t hear myself think and I can’t hear my own voice. I like it when I am the teacher and when I am the leader. Then I suddenly feel better and my voice gets bigger and I feel happier. I know I am a child so I can’t always teach and lead but if I can do it sometimes it helps. Please help Mum/Dad to have ideas for how I can teach and lead sometimes.

Please help me see that it is okay to ask for what I need. When we are out please help my Mum/Dad to be my advocate and tell other people that I am sensitive and sometimes need special things or to be treated in a particular way.. Please also teach me to speak up for myself so I can become an advocate for other highly sensitive people.

Dear Mr God: About My Head and Neck 

headI don’t know yet really who I am like other children don’t know but sometimes I think I see clues about who I am. Please help Mum/Dad to listen when I try to tell them  who I think I am and please help me find who I am and then equip me to be fully myself. 


Dear Mr God: About My Feet

feetMy feet feel stuck sometimes and like they don’t know what to do. They have no life in them. And then at other times I feel like I am not really on the ground – like my feet aren’t really contacting the ground at all. I want to feel like I am here on the earth and that I am safe. Please help Mum/Dad teach me about love because surely that is the biggest thing that we can experience. Help them teach me that my feet are rooted in love and about joy and peace too because these are my heart song. I live to feel love and joy and peace and so want other people to experience that too. I like mindfulness, and meditating is okay but really I want to know that I am always okay to be in the world. When I am meditating sometimes I feel I am in a blank space and I don’t like that. And then when I finish meditating I have to come back to the world which is funny as well – a shock somehow – like landing on earth with a bump. Really I would like to feel that I am okay all the time – safe all the time. Please help Mum/Dad show me that your love is enough to keep me safe. 

Dear Mr God: About my Upper Legs 

legsI sometimes don’t feel like I belong. I just feel too different. Please help me find my place. Show me that people are everywhere. They are in my family and then they come to the door with packages and we see them at the supermarket. There are people in the parks and in my group activities. Show me that people are all ages and all different and that it is good to just be part of the community. Help me find my confidence to talk to people, to say ‘Hi’ to the window cleaner or to ask the children at the park if I can play football with them. Please keep showing me that I will find my place if I just keep being part of community.

Dear Mr God: About My Lower Legs

I sometimes feel stuck in my life like other people are moving forward and I am not. Please help me see that moving forward isn’t about achievement and acquiring lots of things but that is about being open to the journey of my life. Help me see that we never really stand still and that just by getting up and getting involved in life I am moving forwards and growing up. 

Dear Mr God: About My Lower Back 

lower-backI sometimes feel a bit weak in what I believe. I am not sure about saying what I think and having an opinion. Being highly sensitive, life feels difficult and I feel things differently to other people. This means I probably think differently and I am scared sometimes to say what I think I know. Please help me to be strong in myself. Teach me that we are all unique and it is okay to be my own person with my own thoughts, beliefs and opinions. 

Dear Mr God: About My Middle Back 

middle-backI don’t feel as strong as some other children. I seem to be more easily upset, bothered and frightened of things. Please teach me about vulnerability. I think vulnerability can be my strength. Although other people look tough I think it can be a mask and that really everyone has needs and feels weak sometimes. Please tell me that I have a very special gift because I have the desire to be authentic and fully myself.


Dear Mr God: About My Lower Abdomen  

lower-abdomenSometimes I just don’t know what to do to make myself feel okay. Please help me be creative. I don’t know how to do this because if I try to make something from a book or write someone else’s story or play someone else’s music I don’t feel too good. Please show my Mum/Dad that my creativity needs to come from deep within myself. Help them teach me how to look for inspiration in my life and the world around me on a daily basis. Help them show me the importance of my story.

Help me to try working with lots of different materials when I am being creative.  I really like the computer because it responds to me – a bit like another person really. Also the computer doesn’t mind me making mistakes. It just deletes them for me. I really need help to write my letters and draw something and use paint because I am frightened I don’t know the exact way to use these things and that I will make a mistake. Please show me that using my hands to make things and touching materials is a special experience that I need to feel good even though the materials may not be as responsive as a computer.

Dear Mr God: About My Upper Abdomen

upper-abdomenI sometimes don’t feel very powerful, when I feel unsure about myself and the situations I am in. Please help Mum/Dad show me that power isn’t about strength or control but it is really just about being myself. Please help me recognise the times when I am really being myself like when I am climbing trees with my friend or building a rocket on my special computer programme or helping Mum to make tea. 


stomachDear Mr God: About My Stomach:  

Sometimes I feel a bit empty as if I am continuously hungry for something. Please teach be about being content with what I have but always leaving a little bit of room for more. Help Mum/Dad teach me that the most important things are relationship, love, being creative and being true to myself because that is what I think you are showing me.

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a day at ferne animal santury with friends

A story by Luca Williams (nearly 9)

a few weeks ago  i went  to ferne animal santury with some new friends we have only met them 2 times one at sutton bingom there’s good turf there and we had 2 bike, 1 scooter and 1 go-cart but that’s a completely different story. there is ella, grace and ashley.  ashley is very energetic he runs. wen we wen’t to see the pigs ashley closed the gate and held it shut he thought we were going in with the pigs but we stayed on the path. then we saw the play ar497730-pigea i were scared of the climbing rope first but then i started climbing it on the first go i hit my knee on the climbing rope i was fine i tried to climb the rope and i did then we saw a wishing well and we each withed for something what a amazing day and overcame some fears.


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