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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The Power Of Rituals For An HSP

There was a good year where I listened to the same album every night as I drifted off to sleep. I didn’t get tired of it. I loved knowing what to expect. I knew the order of the songs, the way things started and the way the music progressed. I loved having something familiar there…

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The Secret Gift Of Being Present

Photo by Santiago Martin on Unsplash Being present offers a secret gift. Being present is something we are increasingly exhorted to be – something that identifies us as a good person. It’s a shame because being present has the capacity to offer us so much more. What Does It Mean To Be Present? Being present…

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Entering The Aliveness

Photo by Evgeni Tcherkasski on Unsplash Aliveness! We all seek it and it is all around us. As a highly sensitive person, I love just being in the natural aliveness around me. Aliveness And Its Substitutes I have a hard time with all the substitutes for aliveness: entertainment, overwork, war. They jangle my nerves. I do not…

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The Secret Benefit of Emotional Healing

Are you stuck in your emotional healing? Do you keep falling down? Do you ever wonder what there is for you when your healing is complete? Does Emotional Healing Ever End? Emotional healing can seem like a never ending process for a reason. Emotional healing focuses on a problem: you are the problem your parents…

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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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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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What Time Pressure Costs Us

Photo by Daniele Levis Pelusi on Unsplash How do you feel about the time pressure of this impatient world we live in? Personally, I hate it, yet I often feel that slow is “wrong”. Slow means getting run off the road by someone faster. Slow means “missing the boat” because you can only miss it…

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Creating Harmony: When Not To Try And Make It Work

Photo by Daniel Norin on Unsplash I like harmony. I suspect that many HSPs do. Harmony to me is important because at its best it tells us that we are making effective choices. At its worst, we are keeping a destructive peace. Which is operating in your life? Why Is Harmony So Elusive? I have…

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