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The Emergence Of The Outsiders

From the beginning of time, there have been outsiders. Who Are Outsiders? Outsiders are different from everyone else in some way. They are a special group of people who have developed skills and often different cultural models and ideas that put them in a different place compared to the other people around them. If Einstein…

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Is Independence Real?

Independence and autonomy are cherished goals in many people’s lives. I am all for standing on one’s own two feet. However, I notice more and more how autonomy and independence can become distorted. Is Independence Real? Here in the US, we are all about independence. So much so that we have little in the way of…

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The Paths We Travel Working With Our Sensitivity

“All of life is a circle” my meditation teacher tells me during a discussion on  the lessons life often presents; “Regardless of the starting point, at one time or another life’s circumstances will always steer you back to similar circumstances; if for no other reason than to allow awareness of the progress of one’s own…

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HSP Identity: A Plant In The Right Place

My name is Lisa McLoughlin and I am from Green Alder coaching, based in the UK. I would like to share a personal account of my journey to discover that I am an HSP. Is There Something Wrong With Me? Most of my life I felt like a weed— not belonging to my environment. Being…

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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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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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The Othering Of The Highly Sensitive Person

Sensitive people are different. Being different means that they often live in the shadows. I thought about this today when I was reading an article about feminism in Great Britain, written by Anna Ford, a respected British journalist. What struck me about the article was her wonderful description of the devaluation and marginalization of women,…

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How To Stop Absorbing Other People’s Energy

  HSPs frequently ask me how to protect themselves from other people’s energy.  I always tell them that there is no quick and easy answer. People are frequently looking for a shield or want to learn how to create an energy bubble.  The truth is, if you know your own issues, then other people’s issues…

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Are HSPs The Proverbial Canary In The Coal Mine?

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In his book Thrive!, which discusses the gifts and challenges of highly sensitive people, Dr. Tracy M. Cooper talks about his research on the trait of sensory processing sensitivity. What interested me most were the stories and real-life experiences of fellow HSPs. They helped to draw a picture of how HSPs as a population might…

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The Mistake Of Identity

  Identity is an anchor in most of our lives. It is usually derived from a combination of our own experiences, our family and school feedback and our culture. Identities can feel wonderful if we have positive feedback or it can feel like a ball and chain if we do not. The more important question…

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