The next Emerging Sensitive Program is coming in 2019!

It is not what you look at that matters, it is what you see.

Henry David Thoreau

Asking the proper questions is the central action of transformation. Questions are the key that causes the secret doors of the psyche to swing open.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Nature … supports our personal blossoming … through her spontaneities, through her beauty, power, and mirroring...

Bill Plotkin


Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.

Jonathan Swift

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.

Mary Oliver



The doors to the world of the Wild Self are few but precious... If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.  

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Not all those who wander are not lost.

J. R. R. Tolkien

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The Emerging Sensitive

Having only been given a name for their unique nature a few decades ago, highly sensitive people, or HSPs, are finally able to identify their traits and connect with one another in new and beneficial ways. In her book, The Emerging Sensitive: A Guide For Finding Your Place In The World, Maria Hill illuminates the path to self-exploration and discovery for HSPs.

The Emerging Sensitive paints a vivid picture of how the sensitive experience has created a unique life journey. It illuminates the history of sensitive people by tracing the roots of HSPs back to the earliest civilizations. Using the evolutional framework of Spiral Dynamics as laid out by Don Beck and Chris Cowan The Emerging Sensitive discusses the shifting roles of highly sensitive people in societies throughout the ages and explores what the future holds as culture shifts to a more HSP-friendly stage while including ideas for moving out into the world in a safe way.

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What People Are Saying...

Sensitive Evolution is the voice that I keep quiet. It speaks up and validates.



Everything I read on the HSP blog is so ‘spot on’. It’s like you're answering the questions in my subconscious. Thank you. 


Sensitive Evolution offers some of the most refined truths about the characteristics of high sensitivity. There are articles here about how to develop my creativity, how to avoid overstimulation burnout, how to build strong personal boundaries which have raised my quality of life. Thanks.


Popa Mihai

What I appreciate most about the HSP (Health) information is the upbeat energy. I find to be HS is to see and feel the most sublime aspects of reality. To see more and more articles that address this aspect is reassuring and that many times to be HS is also to be a Cultural Creative Visionary.


Erial Ali

I appreciate your posts because they bring aha moments (a lot of them). I only discovered that HSP was even a thing in 2011. That was when a giant light bulb went off. Finding out about it changed my life in helping me to understand why I was the way I was and also how I could help myself be more prepared to deal with overwhelming situations. Finding out about it just scratched the surface. Reading your blog posts help me to understand even more fully, often pointing out things I didn’t even connect myself. It’s difficult figuring it all out when a lot of the people around me don’t understand it so finding a place that helps me feel like I belong.


Karen Droege

Sensitive Evolution has been one of the main resources in my journey to know about HSP. Maria’s blog posts are always insightful as well as professional and her way to communicate is very compassionate.


Tuula Ahde

Discovering my sensitivity is a trait and not a problem has been life changing and so very empowering.



Reading Sensitive Evolution reminds me that it’s not only ok to be highly sensitive but it has its blessings too. Also, that I am not alone in this and to embrace my sensitivity.



I was overjoyed to discover Sensitive Evolution. I spent a lot of time wondering what was wrong with me and why I felt different to others. I am now able to better understand the issues that come with being a highly sensitive person and to know I am not alone. Thank you.


Nicole Shields

I love materials from this blog. They are wise and encouraging. Thank you.



I find it very interesting and validating as it’s sometimes scary being a highly sensitive male in this macho world.