If you feel stretched beyond your limit you are not alone. The crushing workloads and stress of so many highly sensitive people  are a prescription for burnout. You would think that avoiding burnout would simply be a matter of not crossing a threshold of fatigue. Burnout is not that simple. Many people in our fast-paced…

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Is the amount of pleasure in our lives an indication of our worth?  Is the amount of pleasure in our lives proof of our character and goodness? Can pleasure be addictive? The Problem Of Pleasure As A Measurement Tool Obviously there is nothing wrong with pleasure.  Who doesn’t want pleasure in their lives? We all want…

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identity, highly sensitive person, highly sensitive people

For sensitive people, there has been a feeling of something missing for a long time, that somehow we were missing a piece of a puzzle. That missing understanding was provided by the discovery of the trait of sensory processing sensitivity by Dr. Elaine Aron. Our sensitivity is a biologically based difference which explains why we…

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I like a real conversation. I do not like a faux conversation. I do not like pretend conversations. I do not like manipulative conversations. It can be quiet around me. What Is A Real Conversation, Anyway? It probably sounds silly and perhaps a little whiney – but what is a real conversation? It may be…

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As a sensitive person I struggled for many years (decades) to handle all of the energy and information I encountered on a daily basis. At a young age I was overwhelmed with all of the energy conflicts, expectations, and demands of the world, many of which did not make sense to me. I knew I…

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This month we have featured 15 wonderful articles to help sensitive people empower themselves and have a wonderful year. Expertise come from many sources. This year’s blog series honors the many ways we can learn about and develop ourselves and the many strategies that sensitive people have available to support the effective channeling of their…

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inner work

It is normal for humans to feel pulled in many different directions at once. It is also part of life to have many different pressures or demanding energies trying to lay claim to our time and energy. These natural parts of life can be challenging for sensitive people who connect strongly with energy. Energy Pointers…

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Do naysayers drive you up the wall? Highly sensitive people can have difficulty with naysayers. Particularly if they consider themselves wiser than the naysayers – which, frankly, can be quite often. Some people are habitually negative. Sensitive people may have difficulty with those who are habitually negative because they have the capacity for and access…

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Welcome To 2020! Welcome to a new year and new possibilities. Birds have so much freedom. When I see birds I see an openness to possibility. This poem by Mary Oliver captures that spirit. I hope it helps you get off to a good start in 2020. Starlings in Winter Chunky and noisy,but with stars…

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Before the New Year claims your time and energy, take time for the beautiful questions, the questions you may fear, the questions that may seem too bold. These are the questions of wonder possibility and hope. These are the questions that your imagination longs for and your soul is ready for. SOMETIMES Sometimesif you move…

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