The Social Challenge Of Highly Sensitive People

Highly sensitive people can be independent and able to be alone. However, that does not mean that we necessarily are happy and comfortable with it. Recently I have been asking myself why being alone is considered, “bad” or a sign of a problem. Do I need to be herded into a group, an identity, or…

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Telltale Signs You Are A Highly Sensitive Person

Do you like solitary pursuits? Do you get overwhelmed easily? Do you hate small talk? Even if you do, how do you know you are a highly sensitive person? Traits Of The Highly Sensitive Person Highly sensitive people get the sense at a young age that they are different. They don’t fit in. They are…

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The Hidden Bridge: Making Connection Easier

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Why is it so hard for people to work together and solve problems together? So often people organize themselves by some sort of group affiliation that they often do not see other ways to connect. Are we missing something – another hidden bridge to help us work together better? Sources Of Cohesion Cohesion is created…

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Enchantment: A Key To Change

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Change is hard for so many reasons. All change involves risk, of course. We may lose our social anchors and also our financial and other supports. We are currently going through one of the most important periods of change in all of human history. It will require change from everyone and it will require substantial…

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When Is Vulnerability Toxic?

How we notice, experience, internalize and project vulnerability are extremely important topics. There is no way we can really come into our own in a strong co-creating way in the world unless we are able to get a handle on this important topic. Debunking Mono-Vulnerability According to Merriam Webster, vulnerability is: 1. capable of being…

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Those Pesky Boundaries

Photo by Fabien Bazanegue on Unsplash Fuzzy boundaries? Boundaries are one of the biggest challenges facing highly sensitive people. They can be a source of aggravation and unhappiness. There are many reason why boundary issues are a problem for us, some having to do with us and others having to do with the world. It…

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How Highly Sensitive People Can Prevent Burnout

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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The Loneliness Problem

Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash 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.…

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3 Great Herbs To Be Emotionally Healthy

Image Credit Mi Pham – Unsplash Do you ever feel like an emotional ping-pong ball? Do you have a hard time dealing with life’s emotional ups and downs? Do you suffer from depression or anxiety? Highly sensitive people have a particularly difficult time handling the emotional complexities of daily life. Not because they are weak,…

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