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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The holidays are our celebration of the solstice, a time of year where the past year ends and a new year begins, a time when we experience the darkest day of the year and a shift to ever growing light. It is also a time of reviewing our year so like sculptors we can reshape…

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The holiday season can be wonderful. It can be hard, however, to find joy in a world as challenged as our. here are some wise words and perspective from the poet, Mary Oliver about joy. Don’t Hesitate If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives…

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Have you ever felt at a loss when you needed to draw the line with someone? Have you put yourself at a disadvantage when you failed to draw the line because you couldn’t think of a way to do it ? Have you ever felt mistreated when someone drew a line to your disadvantage? Setting boundaries is…

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Sometimes, it can feel like we can’t even see the underlying problems that come with emotional patterns we play out as HSPs. It can feel like we are doing our best but then bashing our heads against the same problem over and over again. Maybe, as an HSP, our identity is too tightly woven with…

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Highly sensitive people often have difficulty reconciling the many pieces of energetic information that they take in. Most of us try to slow down in a world that is constantly pressuring us to go faster so that we can process and understand what we are receiving before we act. Unfortunately it is not always enough…

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Are you a control freak? Do you get teased for being organized? Do you receive disapproval for needing a neat environment? Do you feel that you are “wrong” to be this way? Would you be surprised to learn that you are right to want to be organized and neat? Being Neat Is Not The Same…

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empathetic nature

We HSPs are famous for our empathetic nature. We are also often creative. Often we are also creatively blocked. Is there a relationship? Can our empathetic nature get in the way of creativity and block it? Empathy Is Precious I personally treasure empathy. Not just for its humanitarian value, but because it is also a…

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