Being Present: All You Really Need

Being present is often treated as something to strive for. It is a kind of Holy Grail of spirituality and well being. Being present is where you live when your head is out of the way. Why is it so elusive? How Our Heads Get In The Way It never ceases to amaze me how…

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Keys To Easier Manifesting If You Are Sensitive


Photo by Sandra Grünewald on Unsplash It is very easy to get bogged down when you’re sensitive. This is especially true in the modern world which is overwhelming to the senses. There was a time in the past (and perhaps in our future) when the pace of life was slower and as a result, the…

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How To Become Open To Receiving


Photo by Alistair MacRobert on Unsplash Receiving is not always easy to do. For many of us, giving is preferable. Giving is a position of power and when we receive we may feel indebted or vulnerable in some other way. Is Receiving Different For Sensitive People? Sensitive people may have more difficulty receiving than others…

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A Hidden Gift Of Sensitivity


Photo by Jorge Franco on Unsplash One of the gifts of being sensitive is our access to the immense richness of our world. It is a beautiful thing to be able to connect so strongly with nature, animals, and other people, both the human and other-than-human world. Too often, as sensitive people, we feel or…

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Is Your Perspective Hurting Or Helping You?


ProPhoto by Colin Watts on Unsplash We are at that time of year when we try to gain a new perspective on life, turn over a “new leaf” and create more of the life we have always wanted. Of course, given the COVID pandemic and other problems we are all facing, it may seem ridiculous…

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Renewal For The Holidays!

I came across the poem by Mary Oliver. I loved the groundedness, the trust, and the renewal it expressed. I hope you enjoy it. Sleeping In The Forest I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds. I slept as never…

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! The holiest of all holidays are those Kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart, When the full river of feeling overflows;– The happy days unclouded to their close; The sudden joys that out of darkness start As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart Like swallows singing…

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Finding The Nurturing Sensitive Person Within


Five years ago, I moved from India to the United States as a trailing spouse. It was soon after that I read Dr. Elaine Aron’s book, The Highly Sensitive Person. The book felt familiar, and yet new, giving me a context for the “too sensitive” label that had followed me since childhood. Now, I was…

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The Gift Of Compassion From Sensitive People

I’ll be the first to admit I don’t always handle doctor’s office visits well especially with procedures involving unexpected pain. All too often, there is a sudden cold sweat followed by nausea and lightheadedness signaling I’m getting ready to faint. For the Highly Sensitive, fainting can be our ingrained response to the invasiveness of  modern medicine followed by the emotional recognition of…

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How To Enjoy The Holidays

Photo by Marina Khrapova on Unsplash I was asked about how to enjoy the holidays to minimize overstimulation and exhaustion. The holidays are adding additional stimulation and exhaustion on top of all of the exhaustion of the pandemic. These are my suggestions for sensitive people and empaths. Sensitive people are easily overwhelmed by the frenzy…

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