Cheryl Healey

Helping you and children be the gift you came here to be – naturally

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Sensitive Children

Do you have a sensitive child?  Are you sensitive?  You are not alone!  In a world that recommends conformity, celebrating and nurturing uniqueness can make a world of difference!

There have always been sensitive children.  I should know because I was one of them.  What does being sensitive really mean though since everyone is at least a little bit “sensitive”?  For the purposes of this article, I define sensitive as intuitive on one or more levels, i.e., feeling, hearing, seeing or knowing; as well as sensitive physically to foods and chemicals.  A sensitive child may also be gifted and have a very high IQ.

I believe that sensitive children are becoming the norm.  Children coming in now are hard-wired to succeed in this new fast-paced world in which we live.  How many six year olds have you seen master a computer better than an adult?

Their sensitivities are a blessing and a challenge.  The blessing is that they can easily adapt and size up a situation.  The challenge is that they size things up according to their world-view in a world that doesn’t always honor sensitivity.  If sensitive children are taught to utilize their gifts and intuition and nurtured for who they are with understanding rather than judgment, they will thrive.  Their gifts will help them excel at their purpose in life at which they will find true joy and enthusiasm.  The world will truly benefit from the unique life purpose they are each here to share.

If sensitive children are labeled as inferior, ADHD or some other “disorder” and taught to distrust their natural gifts and abilities, both they and the world will suffer because of it.  They bring us a wake-up call collectively to clean-up our toxic and chemical-dependent way of life and honor each other as Souls.  They show us that poisoning the food supply and treating the animals we eat in ways that are inhumane will only hurt us all eventually.

If you are the parent of a sensitive child, you know only too well how certain foods, chemicals, lack of exercise or a negative experience can trigger something less than an ideal day.  They are here to give you, as parent and individual, a personal wake-up call as well.  Only you will know what that means for you.

As a busy parent, you need quick solutions and healthy options.  In order to effect positive change, we must do the best we can on any given day.  Some days those choices will be healthier than others.  If we take more steps forward than backward, it’s a good day.

We are on the cusp of a golden opportunity to make smarter and healthier choices to set the children up to succeed.  As a consumer, you are a member of the most powerful lobby group in the country.  Cast your vote with your dollars and make healthy choices.

The children deserve the best we can give them.  You and your whole family deserve the best you can imagine.  Let’s envision a world where food is safe and healthy and so are the children.  May our every action follow our heart’s desire as best as we are able.

Enjoy infinite blessings every moment of every day!

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Homage to a Veteran

Uncle Frank was my Mom’s older brother.  He was one of five siblings born during the depression on the poor side of a small town in Pennsylvania.  Their Dad passed away at a young age in a scandalous accident for which the kids suffered the slings of vicious comments and gossip.  Their Mom took it very badly, suffered emotionally and passed away at the young age of thirty-six.

 I don’t know a lot about the life of my Uncle Frank prior to his going off to World War II.  When he came back, he was not the same.  Today they would call it post traumatic stress disorder for which there are known treatments.  Unfortunately back then he was just considered a wounded vet and got the best care available.

 Uncle Frank lived with my Uncle Ray’s family for many years until they had their hands full with children and were unable to take care of him also.  While he was there, I would go along with my parents and brother to visit.  Uncle Frank never got over the trauma he experienced during the war.  We had some nice but brief conversations as I was very young then.

 After many years spent living in foster care, Uncle Frank was transferred to a veteran’s hospital.  They eventually found the right combination of protocols so that his condition improved.  My cousin quoted him as saying that he felt everyone in the family left him.  I can’t imagine how he felt given the life he had which was not idyllic by anyone’s standards.

 I write about this because I haven’t seen Uncle Frank in more years than I can remember.  I moved to Boston and then Florida, and he was up in New York State.  A few weeks ago I started seeing doves in the back yard.  A sign, I’m told, of someone passing peacefully.  I then learned from my cousin that Uncle Frank had transitioned and left an inheritance for his family.

 Uncle Frank was a kind and sensitive soul.  He was unable to harden himself against the brutality of war.  He also felt the sting of the distance from family even though his family did visit.  How ironic and loving that this sensitive man who gave so much for his country and everyone in it and got so little of what he needed in return, would still give after he was gone.

 I pray and send blessings for my Uncle Frank’s soul and everyone who must face the perils of war.  Let’s choose peace inside and outside of ourselves in every conversation and in every interaction.  Let’s talk things over as human beings recognizing we each have common needs rather than escalate issues to the point of damaging lives.  God Bless us all, especially Uncle Frank.  Namaste