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A Taste Of Our Sensitivity: Binge Eating In HSPs

Linda and I had just passed the 3-mile mark of our marathon training run, when she commented on how tired she felt; “My legs are like lead today, probably has something to do with all the ice cream I ate last night.” I smiled at her comment. Ironically, having also eaten my fair share of…

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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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The Dark Side Of Self Sacrifice: How It Affects Your Health

Sacrifice took root in human society centuries ago in our earliest days. Self sacrifice did as well. Our early ancestors used sacrifice to make offerings to the gods as a form of protection against forces that were unpredictable, that they did not understand and that they could not control. Consider it an early form of…

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HSP Toolbox: Daily Journaling

Highly sensitive people tend to be empathic by nature, but focusing on the wants and needs of others can sometimes result in self-neglect. Unexpressed thoughts or feelings can lead to stress, anxiety, and poor health. However, expressing yourself does not mean you have to confide in another person. The simple act of writing on paper…

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HSP Toolbox: Breathing Meditation

In the article How You Breathe Matters, Maria Hill discussed the importance of breath and oxygen to the body, especially for highly sensitive people. She explains that when we are stressed, our body runs on emergency stores of oxygen as our breath becomes quick and shallow. In a stimulating and extraverted world, highly sensitive people…

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The Value Of Tension

Tension can be good. It is not my favorite thing in life, and as a highly sensitive person it can be challenging, but it has also made my life better in some ways. Tension Seeks Resolution Tension seeks resolution is truth that I have learned from Robert Fritz through his class, Structures, which teaches how to…

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Do You Suffer From Emergency Mind?

When we afraid everything around us looms large and chaotic. Lately though it seems that fear has become the norm and we are living in a perpetual state of emergency. Perhaps it has always been this way but I am noticing something else at work that needs questioning. Emergencies Are Not Innocent Emergencies have become…

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Is Contentment Possible?

Do ever get asked a question that hits you like a ton of bricks? Years ago a good friend of mine asked me something that I’ll never forget. At the time I was pretty much all over the place. Feeling emotions very intensely, even taking on other people’s stuff. It was a huge energy suck.…

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Tips For The Urban HSP

I am an urban HSP.  I sometimes think I must be truly nuts to be living in New York City, a place that seems like the very embodiment of the word “overstimulation.” Crowded, loud, bright and always on, it can be a nightmare for the senses of an urban HSP. If you let it. I’ve…

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Are You Numbing Your Sensitivity?

Are your numbing your sensitivity? I do sometimes. As I stood in line waiting to order my cup of coffee, I reached for my phone in my purse. You know, just in case there were any new updates within the last 5 minutes since the last time I checked it. I didn’t feel the need…

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