Episode 5 of the Gathering Gold podcast is now available and, like peaches and watermelon, it’s a juicy one!
In this episode, we’re talking about summer, the season of “nothing lasts forever.” We talk about the gifts and opportunities that lie waiting in this season, which is both teeming with abundance and hinting at the colder, darker months to come. We discuss nostalgia and grief around childhood summers (longing for what was and what wasn’t), the adolescent nature of summer in all its blooming, creative and wild glory, and how to attend to expectations and overwhelm that often accompany this season for highly sensitive people.
As always, this episode is both personal and collective as Victoria and I share stories, childhood memories, poetry, and insights about the archetypal layers of this season that highly sensitive people often feel but have a harder time naming. When we can name these layers, we feel less alone, shame is reduced, and we can more easily harness the gifts and gold that the season offers.
You can find the episode here, as well as on Apple and Spotify. And, as always, we welcome your comments, reviews, and shares.