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 lost.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Welcome To Sensitive Evolution!

Learn About Sensitivity

Discover the characteristics of the highly sensitive person:  both the benefits and challenges.

Discover New Tools

Learn how a highly sensitive person can navigate the world easier using frameworks.

Explore New Possibilities

Discover the synchronicity between your journey as a highly sensitive person and the world's need.

You Do Not Need To Hide!

Sensitivity people are taught that they are weak and "less than." Nothing could be further from the truth!

Many sensitive people feel ill-equipped for the world through no fault of their own. You can start to change that by learning more about your trait, learning frameworks that help you make sense of the way the world works, and learn how to take care of yourself and manage risk in a healthy way. 

We have some great mini-courses so that can take small but important steps toward making life work for your sensitive nature. Click on the courses below to see which one suits you.


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The Six Steps To Full Participation In The World

Learn About Sensitivity

Discover the DOES Model, identify the advantages and challenges of being sensitive, Discover the hidden gifts of sensitivity and reframe your self-perception to accurately reflect the good you bring to the world. 

Learn About Self Care

The unique nervous system of sensitivity brings some self-care challenges. Learn strategies that will minimize the damage caused by stress and help you be at your best.

Learn About Frameworks

Master your relationship to the world by learning frameworks, the roadmaps that show you how the world works. They give you the lay of the land so you can make good choices without having to do a deep dive for every decision.

Develop Skills

Every sensitive person needs to develop skills in understanding the world, connecting with others, working with others and self-care. In addition, we have to develop skills that will help us support ourselves so we can create a great life.

Identify Your Home(s)

Frameworks help you know where you belong and why. They help you recognize which situations, work or personal are healthy for you so you invest your time and energy in the most productive possibilities.

Take Your Place In The World

When you understand your nature, how to take care of yourself,  how the world works so that you can use your gifts well, and have the skills to navigate the ever-changing nature of life then you can take your place in the world as a full participant in the evolution of the human race.

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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.

Part 1: Understanding The Highly Sensitive Trait:

Part 2: The Importance And Value Of Frameworks:

Part 3: Getting A Handle On The World:

Part 4: Claiming Agency:

Finally, the book has a large resources section covering the HSP trait, frameworks, trends and opportunities, self-help tools including health and stress relief.

Hope is not enough. Sensitive people need tools frameworks and viable solutions to the challenges they face. With the guidance and resources contained within this book, HSPs can begin to discover and nurture their true potential.

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.