maria hill sensitive evolution

I am Maria Hill and I am a highly sensitive person.

Like other sensitive people, I did not understand why I was so different which, when I was young, was frightening. At that time being sensitive seemed like a liability, now I think it is an asset - or can be. Being different made me very curious about the world and how it works and why it works the way it does.  I was also curious about my fellow human beings and why there was so much unhappiness in the world.

Essentially, I am a synthesist, which means that I investigate ideas and information to seek understanding and insight. My favorite question is "why?" and I seek the best, the deepest and truest answer I can find.  That probably explains why I have so many books and am always trying to learn more.  Not having a sensitive person to turn to for mentoring which no one did back in the day, has made me rely on books to mentor myself.  As a result, I am a great fan of knowledge and learning.


I have always been very creative and approach the world from a creative and curious viewpoint. I see us creating the world we live much like nature is always creating and recreating. The sheer diversity of life is a testament to the creativity of nature of which we are a part. Like most sensitive people I love nature and get a lot of joy frombeing in it.

Also like most sensitive people, I struggled because I was different. The world generally does not validate the sensitive experience. As a result, many sensitive people do not receive the support they need to become who they are meant to be and I want to change that.


My Areas of Expertise

The Sensitive Experience

Deep processing and insights about the sensitive experience from a wide variety of perspectives and experiences.


Mastering sensitivity through frameworks, the missing link that connects the sensitive experience with the world.


Real-world experience, education, and insights about culture and mindsets for profound transformation for sensitive people.


Reiki Master and Certified Healer in Theta Healing for healing energetic patterns that hold us back.

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.





  1. BA, Tufts University, Medford, MA
  2. MBA, Babson College, Wellesley, MA
  3. BFA in Painting  and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Additional Studies:

  • Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting from Maryland Institute College Of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • Core Essentials Program (Coaching Certificate), Coach U, FL
  • Spiral Dynamics Level 1 Certification
  • Theta Healing, Basic DNA, Advanced Theta Healing, Digging Deeper, and Manifesting Abundance Certifications
  • Animas Valley Institute Wild Mind Intensive
  • Animas Valley Institute Soulcraft Intensive
  • Animas Valley Institute Nature And The Human Soul
  • Reiki Master Program (Certificate), John Harvey Gray and Lourdes Gray,  and Libby Barnett, both located in NH.
  • Flow Consultant Certification, Entrepreneur's Institute.
  • Ho'oponopono Certified Practitioner
  • Introduction To Nature-Based Coaching, Sagefire Institute

I started my adult life working in the healthcare field, and after completing my MBA transitioned to the computer industry where I worked for IBM for almost 10 years.  Since then I have become a painter, printmaker, and a reiki master/teacher  My art website is: Infinite Shape.

For all that I have learned, I always feel that each day the journey is just beginning.  I hope this website is helpful to all who visit.

For more information about Sensitive Evolution, you might want to visit the website main page or the library. I hope you connect with me online. I can be found at these social sites:

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