You HAD to know I was going to go there. Come on. I'm a coach. I'm a highly sensitive person. I'm an introvert. OF COURSE I have a cat. You know...One thing I love about Elaine Aron's work on this subset of people is that she doesn't make it just about humans. She mentions, on numerous occasions,… Continue reading What My Highly Sensitive Cat is Teaching Me About Myself…
The other day, I had the weirdest/coolest/worst/best? conversation...probably ever. I work at a hospital that is divided into multiple sections of buildings. One afternoon, I was giving one of our newest instructors a lay of the land. She and I are set to co-facilitate a group of participants in a weight loss program. The first… Continue reading Keep Walking, B**ch!
According to Elaine Aron, the researcher considered to be the primary reference for high sensitivity, highly sensitive people need more sleep than the average person. It makes sense. Because our nervous systems are more frequently on high-alert and are more easily stimulated, we need more time to recharge. That...was not exactly what I wanted to hear, though.… Continue reading Sleepless in Sensitivity Land
Presidential elections stir up emotions for everyone. That's true under just about any circumstances in this country (regardless of the candidates who happen to be running.) But this one? This one seemed to have really slammed people. I know it definitely slammed me. It's challenging for anyone to navigate the world when everyone in it… Continue reading How the Highly Sensitive Person Can Survive (and even Thrive) in an Election
When I was a kid, I remember playing with the other youngsters in our neighborhood. It was light and fun...but invariably we would end up having fights. That's what kids do, right? In one instance, when I was about six, we were in the midst of a particularly juicy fight. I think it was about what video… Continue reading Part I: The Top Five Health Challenges for “Highly Sensitive People”
I am passionate about health.(Sorry...Was that obvious?) And I'm fortunate enough to spend my time with a lot of other people who care about their own health and self development. Lucky girl, right? But here is something I find interesting. There seems to be some underlying assumption that people who are passionate about health are… Continue reading “Healthy” People Are Far From Perfect (10 Confessions From a Health Coach)
We've all heard the trite phrase "If you can't think of anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all." Women, in particular, have been drilled in this area. "Girls are filled with sugar and spice and everything nice." But being "nice" isn't always a virtue. Sometimes it can be a liability. Interestingly, if you… Continue reading 5 Ways Being Too “Nice” Can Be Bad For Your Health