The Problem With Expectations…

“Happiness = Reality – Expectations” – Tom Magliozzi My mom always used to tell me that “everything happens for a reason.” I don’t know if I believe that. That sort of presupposes an intelligence in the picture … one who has a plan for me. That might make me feel good…but I don’t imagine that comforted those trapped…

Four Burners Theory: An HSP Review

Image found on from James Clear’s Website: http://jamesclear.com/four-burners-theory  Balance. That is the ultimate ideal. Or…at least that’s what we’ve been told. But is balance even possible? The Four Burners Theory says…yes. So long as you’re willing to be only marginally successful at everything. If you want to be good at ANYTHING, however…then the answer is no. Soooooo what is the…

The Five Essential Nutrition Tips for Highly Sensitive People

It’s no secret that highly sensitive people tend to be more aware of their internal, emotional landscape. They have rich, elaborate and creative inner lives. It should come as no surprise, then, that highly sensitive people also tend to have a more nuanced relationship with their bodies. They are keyed into subtlety and notice when something is…

Laughter is the Best Medicine…Seriously

Life is far too important to take seriously – Oscar Wilde   Do you want to know how to entertain a Highly Sensitive Person? Give them a deep philosophical question. Tell them to talk it out. For like…an hour. Hell…make that 2 hours. Want to throw in some icing? Ask an HSP how they feel about that philosophical…

10 Strategies for HSP Who Want to Effectively Regulate Their Emotions

(Image from http://ecurrent.fit.edu/files/2014/01/emotion-regulation.jpg)  Highly Sensitive People tend to experience negative emotions with a special kind of intensity. It’s one of the downsides of having such a keen sense of self-awareness. When the emotion sets in, HSP tend to report a sense that the feeling will last forever. Ironically, HSP tend to also have a lower sense that they can do something…

I Just Can’t Today…

Most of the articles I find about Highly Sensitive People make us out to be soft, gentle, copacetic creatures who value beauty and intuit the needs of others around us. Like fairies in an Irish fairytale or swans bathing near a fall…. I call bull shit. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a good person. And yes…

On Freedom and Finding My Way Home

They say home is where the heart is… But my heart is wild and free So am I homeless…or just heartless? Did I start this…did it start me?  -Passenger One of the primary definitions of “Freedom” is “The state of being physically unrestricted and able to move easily.” If that’s true, then I have certainly…

10 Important Things to Know About Loving a Highly Sensitive Person

Image from http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/19-things-highly-sensitive-people-differently.html Highly sensitive people love to love. So we tend to attract relationships in our lives with relative ease. And there is a lot of good we bring to those relationships (whether romantic or platonic). But buyer beware…if you have attracted an HSP into your life…you might want to know just what you’re…