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Feeling Our Way: Embracing the Tender Heart
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Feeling Our Way: Embracing the Tender Heart
Our world is struggling—economically, environmentally, politically—and many of us ache and yearn for healing. Not only globally, but personally, the needs of others claim our attention, especially when we tune into our empathic sensitivities. Our feelings offer us important information, but culturally we have learned to devalue or ignore them. Paradoxically, this is the very reason why we’re struggling on the small and larger scale.
Tenderness, a gentle, loving quality of the heart, ideally greets us at the moment of birth and guides our walk through life. Unfortunately, many of us learn to give up any hope for tenderness as we grow, except perhaps in our most intimate moments. Worse, we cast aside all thought of extending this gift to ourselves. Yet our feelings, physical and emotional, need the care of a tender heart in order for us to thrive in our challenging, insensitive world. We know that our beautiful, tender hearts can be hurt, but they can also heal us. Sadly, when we avoid our painful feelings and separate the hurting from the healing, we feel our heart broken in two.
Often we interpret our feelings through the judgments of an inner critic whose barrage includes not only our feeling responses to life and relationships, but also those feelings derived from empathy—the ability to sense the inner, unspoken physical and emotional states of others. If fury or grief smolder beneath the smile plastered on someone’s face, we feel it, some of us more so than others. When we cannot identify the source, considerable confusion, self-criticism, anxiety, and depression may follow. We need to appreciate our feelings as messengers of important information and our heart as their best interpreter. When we learn to embrace our tender heart, and reconnect the healing with the hurting, the inner critic comes to peace. We also reap the added benefit of positively impacting child development, our personal and professional relationships, and the world.
Feeling Our Way: Embracing the Tender Heart uniquely integrates reader-friendly information from neurological, psychological, energy medicine, and spiritual perspectives. It also provides effective energy medicine tools, myths, and real-life stories in a comprehensive guidebook for those wanting to understand the roots of their sensitivity, heal the resulting wounds, and empower their tender heart with love and resilience, thereby contributing to the healing of our planet. Drawing upon the author’s personal and professional experiences, this work invites the reader to honor our inner world of feeling as a pathway to the sacred and as an essential aspect of our evolving human potential.
What People Are Saying…
Jonathan M. Goldman, M.Ac.
“Regina is issuing a plea and a challenge for us: to accept our innate sensitivities as the gift that they are and not as a burden to be covered up, ignored and lamented. Through the use of her auto-biographical description of her own healing and work, she is showing us that this acceptance is not only the first step in our own healing, but opens the reception of a revolutionary and evolutionary new paradigm for our world—one where the heart is in charge of our enormous power to manifest and create what we choose to make. The wounds, individual and collective, are all out in the open for all who have eyes to see. This book is a contribution to the deepening discussion of ‘What now?'”
Melanie Moffat, RN, LMT, CHTP, EEM-AP
Celeste M. Saunders, MD, FACEP
Dr. Vicki Matthews
I encourage you to journey with Dr. Bogle as she explores the wisdom of the tender heart and its capacity to embrace the feeling and empathic aspects of our human nature—both within ourselves and others. Her work is a gift to the world and places us one step closer to not just surviving as a species, but thriving.”
Sarah Finnerty, MD, MPH, FACEP
Jo-Ellen Darling, MS
“In Feeling Our Way: Embracing the Tender Heart, Regina Bogle gently proclaims a new and liberating perspective for those who identify with the archetype of ‘Empath.’ Bogle describes in a beautifully poetic way how the tender and sensitive soul, whose gifts may have been a double-edged sword for years, can soar in freedom with the reassurance that our emotions—even when negative and confusing—play a major role in the journey to spiritual health and wholeness.”
Julie A. Cook, MAPC
“I have been learning from Dr. Regina Bogle for years and celebrate her new book, Feeling Our Way: Embracing the Tender Heart, which has something important to say to all healing professionals and those on a journey toward wholeness. With a tender heart, Dr. Bogle does a masterful job integrating traditional modalities of healing, mythology, spirituality, physiology, and energy medicine while telling the story of the empath.”
Linda Tyrie, D.C.
Patricia H. Morris
“Both for the lay person and for those involved in all facets of the healing arts, Feeling Our Way: Embracing the Tender Heart gifts the reader with an opportunity to explore and understand the multifaceted dimensions of being human and, in particular, empathic. Beautifully presented with simplicity and clarity, this integrative work offers a great reference for appreciating the multi-dimensional ways we humans are able and continually invited to receive informational stimuli and make a response.
As an empath, I found myself reading a bit at a time, and then reflecting on what I’d read as it related to my ongoing questions: who am I and who are you. Feeling Our Way has helped me understand why I am always asking these questions. Now that I am able to appreciate the layers and systems at play within us, I realize that the process of unraveling the true and authentic self is complex as well as simple.
In summary: What does it mean to be an empathic human being, in this body, with such sophisticated physiology, living now? I found Feeling Our Way: Embracing the Tender Heart a meaningful guide for answering this question, now, for myself.”
Regina Bogle, M.D.
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