Resilience - What is it? And why do HSP's need it? What does it mean to be resilient? It's a buzz word that gets thrown around a lot (particularly in academic and/or self-help circles). The simplest definition is this: when bad things happen, you handle them effectively and bounce back quickly. I don't know whether… Continue reading How HSP’s Can Cultivate Resilience
Interested in hearing the podcast? Click Here! Highly sensitive people (a term coined by researcher Elaine Aron, Ph.D) are an interesting bunch. They tend to be pretty good at synthesizing information. They reflect on their experiences deeply. They tend to notice subtle changes in their environment with ease. They can also be...a pain in the… Continue reading 10 Myths About Highly Sensitive People
Picture originally featured in: https://www.tastecooking.com/hygge-the-end/ Unless you're living in Denmark right now...or perhaps are just more worldly than I am as rule...my guess is that you read the title of this and asked "What's Hygge? And how the hell do you pronounce that?" Hygge (pronounced Hoo-gah) is a quality. It's a way of being. The… Continue reading Cultivating Hygge (Contentment) as a Highly Sensitive Person EVEN WHILE Out With Other People…
Image taken from https://www.flickr.com/photos/max31055/43275863902 and is by Chiara Salvati Growing Up... My Mom came of age in an era of sex, drugs, peace, love, and of course...rock and roll. Living life to the fullest...burning the candle at both ends...going nowhere fast...these were the mantras I grew up with (whether they were spoken mantras or not).… Continue reading Dance Like a Dervish: The JOY of Being an HSP
When I was a young girl (maybe 6 or so?), I used to play with these funny little magnetic marbles. I'm sure they had an actual name. Maybe even a catchy name (Probably something much better than "funny little magnetic marbles") But you get the idea. At any rate...I would spread them on the floor… Continue reading Attraction
If you know anything at all about highly sensitive people, you probably have figured out that they tend to like harmony. Possibly so much that it can become a liability. If we can avoid stirring unnecessary conflict, we will. We will throw every conflict management tool in the book at a difficult situation before we… Continue reading Five Ways to Make An Adversary of a Highly Sensitive Person
Highly sensitive people are by no means perfect. We can be fickle, high maintenance, and overly analytical to the point of being infuriating. We are easily hurt, and we process through things at a depth that can feel gratifying to us, but which may seem utterly ridiculous to others around us. I mean, really? Are you… Continue reading Five Super-Powers Introverts and Highly Sensitive People Possess
Highly Sensitive People do have some unique characteristics... Highly sensitive people are often misconstrued by others as being weak. And I get it. We wear out more quickly than the average person seems to. Whereas most people can go to a theme park and find themselves charged up and ready to take on the world,… Continue reading How Highly Sensitive People Can Get Socially Fit, and Join In Without Getting Wiped Out
Humans like certainty... So far as I can tell, human beings really like having a sense of control in their lives. It's why so many of us develop routines and rituals. It's why we go out in the world searching for "the one" (when what we really mean is someone who will promise me his… Continue reading Letting Go: Why Highly Sensitive People Find it So Difficult
Have you ever found yourself agonizing over a decision? Maybe it was in high school when you were choosing which college to attend? Or maybe it was when you were trying to decide between two or more prospective jobs? Or maybe it was when you were trying to decide your romantic future (should I stay… Continue reading Decisions: Why the Struggle is So Real for Highly Sensitive People…And Strategies That May Help.
We like to think of ourselves as rational creatures....as free agents making one cost/benefit decision after another. And maybe you are such a creature. Perhaps you go through each day feeling like every move you have made was entirely your decision, and each decision was made with Spock-like data-driven precision. I don't know. I'm not… Continue reading The Leap…
For the podcast - click here! I'm a 32-year old woman. My favorite things to do include reading, writing, hiking in nature, and having thoughtful discussions. I'm passionate about health and self development...and have as much love for a perfectly brewed cup of tea as I do for a well-aged scotch. I'm sensitive - and by… Continue reading Can We Talk About Sex?