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The Importance Of Uselessness

Being useless feels awful. Being useful feels good, doesn’t it? It is nice to feel valued and know we are valued. It helps us to feel secure. It also means we are supported to others and that we are welcome in the world. Is There A Stigma For Uselessness? As a highly sensitive person, I…

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Are Passion And Creativity The Same Thing?

Do you think passion is important? Do you think that creativity requires passion? These are important questions because many people think that creativity requires passion and that without passion, creativity is impossible. Does Passion Help Creativity Many people think that passion is necessary for creativity to occur. However, we need to reconsider this idea. Say you…

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An Easy Way To Handle Differences

Do you have difficulty handling differences? All of us do to a degree. For highly sensitive people, however, differences can seem dangerous because we have usually experienced so much invalidation that we can become afraid of differences. I know I have. So what can we do? Why Differences Become A Problem Differences become a problem…

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4 Ways To Stop Absorbing Other People’s Energies

Learning to stop absorbing other people’s energies could be the biggest challenge facing highly sensitive people and empaths. We easily feel what other people feel, whether it is a family member, the grocery store clerk, a co-worker, or a stranger. Going through our day to day life requires a certain awareness in order to distinguish…

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The Loneliness Problem

  If we took a survey of HSPs, how many would say they are lonely?  Loneliness is not the same as being alone. Being alone and enjoying it come from our full engagement with life.  Loneliness is something else. Loneliness often feels like we have been graded and found wanting.  It feels like a suffocating…

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Giving Up Perfectionism For Greater Joy

A few months back, my husband and I had a little conversation in which we discussed swapping and trying out each other’s interests. Mine is painting. His is building puzzles, of the 3,000 to 5,000 pieces kind. Before he met me, my husband didn’t have any particular interest in art. But in our time together…

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Why Self Care Is Hard

Why is self-care so hard?  Whenever I see a sleeping cat, I am struck by how unconflicted they are about living each moment, about being here and their deservingness. Receiving simply is not an issue for them. Humans make the whole business of receiving about power.  So receiving inevitably comes with some sort of baggage…

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40 Important Websites For Highly Sensitive People

Highly sensitive people have been treated as if there is something wrong with them for a long time when in fact, they are among the most caring, conscientious and creative people on the planet. As the downsides of our current cultural model become increasingly apparent and the need for serious change becomes more accepted,  many…

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Emotional Healing And The Body

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Highly sensitive people come into the world very attuned to the sensory world. We perceive so much from inside ourselves and from observing and sensing others. When we encounter intense pain or even trauma, that same gift of sensing can overwhelm us with too much sensation and information. Our system can shut down to protect…

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Your Breathing Matters

Do breathing techniques matter? Isn’t it simply a matter of breathing in and out somehow? It’s actually a little more complicated than that. Breathing can have an extremely beneficial effect on us or create damage in our organs and tissues as well as create disease. Breathing is major. How Breathing Makes A Difference Breathing matters because it affects…

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