What Punishment Misses

One of the enduring ways in which people control others is through punishment. And when something negative happens, the question arises, since we like to make meaning, did the person deserve to be “punished.” Punishment has been used for thousands of years in cultures worldwide. It can take the form of roles, roles, and negative…

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3 Insights About Why Joy Can Be Hard To Find.

I have wondered my whole life why there is so little joy in the world, given that most of us want to be happy. Of course, as a sensitive person, I notice energies and especially the unhappy ones, since they are often more pronounced around me. That may be the case for you also. Joy…

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Can Change Be Easier?

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When I take a step back from all that is happening right now – the dangers and the drama – I have to marvel at how difficult we have made it to change anything. It is worth taking a look to see why that is. Even if you are sensitive and many sensitive people do…

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The Power and Fun of Reframing

Join me for my discussion with Rose Cox, creator of the Sensitive CEO Show. We discuss the importance and power of reframing and how it can helps us in these challenging times. You can find the interview here at this link.

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Setting Boundaries For Responsive Sensitive People


For a long time, just like other sensitive people, I searched for ways to make myself feel less. Everyone else thought I shouldn’t be so affected by the world, that it wasn’t normal. And believing that it was abnormal to feel so much, I tried to contain it.  Experiments With Self-Protection I tried to push…

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The Missing Link For Sensitive People

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Sensitive people connect with the energy around them because their nervous systems are designed to operate in a highly engaged way with everything in their environments. This is not a bad thing, in fact, the sensitive person’s awareness can be exceptionally valuable. In order for that to happen, however, sensitive people need a specific type…

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The Unique Frequency Of Sensitive People

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Sensitive people have a unique nervous system which has an oversized capacity to connect with so much of the energy around them. Like the wings on a dragonfly, our nervous systems can support us with a lot of insight and information. If we cannot use the information we receive, then our nervous systems supersized capabilities…

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Grounding For Sensitive People In These Anxious Times


As highly sensitive people who have railed against being called “too sensitive,” many of us grow up to be overthinkers. We try to control what the future might bring. We try to please others and control other people’s reactions to us, so our own sensitive feelings don’t come peeking out.  And because our sensitive nervous…

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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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