flaw power

An article I wrote about flaw power recently appeared on life by me, a website about exploring and sharing what’s meaningful. Here’s how the article starts:

When I was two, I wouldn’t go anywhere if my socks were wrinkled up inside my shoes, so Mom took my shoes on and off, trying to smooth those wrinkles. When I was four, Mom ironed a dress for me to wear to preschool, but I refused to wear it and she couldn’t figure out why. So while I was at school she washed and ironed all my dresses, and from then on I chose for myself what to wear. In high school, I’d get so upset when Mom came to wake me up that she bought me an alarm clock and let me work out my waking up issues for myself.

Mom knew I was different. I was born with … [click here to read the full article on the life by me website]


“birthing a book with grace”

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On Monday, the “Birthing a Book with Grace” call with book authors and clients Sarah Seidelmann and Katie McClain turned up great stories and excellent questions about writing with the writer’s shepherd. You’re welcome to listen to the recording to learn more about bringing a book to life and ways of supporting yourself around writing.

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2 comments to flaw power

  • Katie McClain

    Grace- I did not know about this HSP thing. I think I am one, too! No wonder we connect so well. Sometimes, I feel like we’re sisters. I can’t stand any tags in my clothes. When I was little, I had a pixie cut because my mom and older sister couldn’t stand how I screamed when they would try to comb my hair. So, it was cut off and stayed that way. When my hair gets a couple inches past pixie length, it starts to curl! I just discovered this and then remembered there is a photo of me at about age three with beautiful curls. I always wondered where they came from?! I’m so happy your mom worked with you on this and allowed you to be. I believe my younger brother may be an HSP as well. And, possibly my son, too. Fortunately, I learned from my own experiences to allow my boy to be himself. Thank you!

    • Hey, Katie, welcome aboard. Yes, us both being HSPs gives us even more common ground. How great is that? It can be a relief to discover the trait, and it makes sense that you’d have family members who share it, as it’s genetic. Your son is fortunate indeed to have you as a mom. I know you are an attentive and caring presence in his life. … Well, this will be fun to talk with each other about (as if we weren’t already full of things we enjoy talking with each other about!). Thank you, too.