HSP Toolbox: Breathing Meditation

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Photo by Conscious Design on Unsplash 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…

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HSP Toolbox: Daily Journaling

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Photo by Hayley Maxwell on Unsplash 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…

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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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What is an Empath Exactly?

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As someone who started identifying with the word empath some years ago, I have thought lately of how it is simply a catch-all term for different kinds of sensitivities. All people who use the word empath for themselves do not have their empathic antennas out in exactly the same way. They are not exactly like…

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Managing The Stress Epidemic

Do you ever feel like stress is conquering you especially now with the COVID pandemic? Do you ever feel hounded by one stressful situation after another given the many major issues we are confronted with daily? Does stress take over your life and make you feel out of control? Does managing stress seem impossible? Unfortunately,…

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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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Embracing The Primal Yumminess

I have been thinking about how we often get in our own way and why it is so difficult to change that. How do we get so bogged down in minutia, problems, relationships, work, money problems? Learning From Animals Every morning my cat, Kelly, marched me outdoors. It does not matter what the temperature – winter…

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Digital Detox For Highly Sensitive People

So here I was again, crying on the floor of my tiny rented studio from an unbearable migraine and fatigue, weak and desperate after a day in the office. I seemed to have finally landed in a decent digital marketing role I’ve always wanted – a great brand, professional and ambitious colleagues, a decent salary…

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Why Ayurveda Works For Stress Reduction In HSPs

As a highly sensitive person, I experience a lot of stress. Most highly sensitive people do. It is not a choice. Our nervous systems are sponges for the stimulus around us. We become flooded and overwhelmed. If we are not careful we can drown and become unable to function. Stress Reduction: A Necessity For Highly…

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