Five Ways to Get an HSP to Play

Counter to what you might think…Highly Sensitive People (even us introverted ones) do appreciate connection and play. We just find amusement in places that the typical person (or at least the typical American person) might not quite think of when you imagine “play.” So if you’re a highly sensitive person trying to communicate to your…

Ten Tips to Tackle Perfectionism in Your Self-Care Practices

The Upside to Being Highly Sensitive… You wanna know something cool about being a “Highly Sensitive Person?”  – You tend to pay attention to details. It’s why people who work with you come to you for assistance. They know you probably won’t cut corners. The Not-So-Upside to Being Highly Sensitive… You knew there would have…

What do Highly Sensitive People Have in Common With Iron Man?

I’m Tony Stark. I build neat stuff. I’ve got a great girl. And occasionally, I save the world. So why…can’t I sleep?  – Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Iron Man 3 Trailor I’m not ashamed to say it. I love super-hero movies. Part of it is the the movie, itself. There are flashy things…

How Do HSP and Introverts Cope with Anger?

There is a common misconception going around about introverts and highly sensitive people…..most of those who know them will say “oh she never gets angry.” Or…”I have rarely ever seen him get mad.” The sense others often get is that our passive nature suggests we really do somehow manage to avoid that inconvenient emotion altogether. First – let me clear that…

How to Cope With Unexpected Life Changes

In my last post, I talked about expectations and how they can contribute to unhappiness. How perfect is it that the very next day, I was let go from my current position in one of the jobs that I now hold. To be fair, they didn’t technically fire me. They just demoted me into a position that pays about…