boundaries

For a long time, just like other sensitive people, I searched for ways to make myself feel less. Everyone else thought I shouldn’t be so affected by the world, that it wasn’t normal. And believing that it was abnormal to feel so much, I tried to contain it.  Experiments With Self-Protection I tried to push…

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burdened

Our childhood experience, whether consciously or unconsciously, can shape our lives today. It affects our personalities, ways of relating to others and even levels of career success.  The Burden Of Emotional Parentification  We all play a particular role in our family system. Some of us are the ‘golden boys/ girls’, some of us are crowned…

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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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sensitivity

I love being highly sensitive.  I find that being highly sensitive makes me more attuned to everything, not just the rough stuff, but the bountiful brilliance of life as well.  However, before I had practices in place to help me use my sensitivity to my benefit, it was simply an awful burden. Discovering My Sensitive…

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hypocrisy

You know that inside joke we have — calling someone a “Vampire” because they drain us of our energy with their negativity and self-absorption?  The nickname might be a bit dramatic, but it’s a pretty fair assessment of what happens in the relationship.   Two Kinds Of Hypocrisy Yet one of the problems with casting someone…

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focus on your feet

I was never raised to see myself as highly sensitive.Rather, when my sensitivity reared its head, such as during shopping sprees with mother, when I would feel so tight inside I felt like I could pass out, or with clothes that felt too itchy, tight or uncomfortable, often led to me often being seen as…

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grief

Photo by Patryk Sobczak on Unsplash Grief is a process of identity transformation. It’s a time of deep reflection, bone-aching sadness and life-ripping readjustments. In some ways, perhaps those of us who have the highly sensitive trait might actually be more uniquely equipped for it than ‘the normals’ —we are no strangers to strong feeling after all… The…

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sps

“It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.” ~Carlton Fisk The theme of overcoming adversity, as a highly sensitive person, is a prominent one for me and many other HSPs.  Coming to an awareness of our trait, sensory processing sensitivity (SPS), seems to follow the path of only vaguely…

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Highly sensitive people (HSPs) make up about 20% of the population and have a trait that is scientifically known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity. This trait evolved as a survival strategy of the population and brings with it many gifts that support the world, but in today’s busy fast-paced way of living can also create many…

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highly sensitive brain

Have you ever felt misunderstood? If so, it is because your highly sensitive brain works in a unique way. Do the most brilliant ideas pop up in your mind, but the moment you mention them all you receive is a blank stare? Followed by a “don’t be so complicated”? Do your expressed emotions incite a…

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