Friction (noun): The resistance one surface or object encounters when moving over another. Friction (noun) : Conflict or animosity caused by a clash of wills, temperaments, or opinions. I work in the realm of health and wellness...so naturally I spend time with other health and wellness professionals (us hooey people gots to stick together). And … Continue reading Friction
I’m a health coach, by trade. I live and breathe the stuff. When I wake up in the morning, I begin by removing my pink eye mask and my earplugs. That is to say, I sleep like a damned high-maintenance princess. I roll out of bed and pull up a yoga exercise video. I get … Continue reading What is the Right Amount of News?
I don't know whether this is a uniquely American problem...or if it's more of a universal human problem...but it's amazing to me just how many people fall into the either-or trap. You are either happy in your relationship, or you are not. You are either grateful, or you are striving for more. You are either … Continue reading It’s Both And…Not Either Or
We have a philosophy, here, in the United States that paints a picture of what success is supposed to look like. Actually..."paint a picture" is a little soft. Let's say, instead, that we have an algorithm we use in the United States that is intended to mimic what we think success requires. If you work hard, you … Continue reading What If You Don’t Have to Work Hard?
Girl Has a Vision... When I decided to start my own coaching practice, I had a vision. I wanted to help my fellow HSP's to build lives for themselves that helped them to really come alive (not just... function). I wanted to help highly sensitive people and introverts see themselves as assets to their communities … Continue reading How Much Are You Worth?
We Are Living in a Satirical Movie, Right? Is This REAL? I don't know if you are feeling this way, but I kinda feel like we are living in a satirical version of a science fiction thriller. Mel Brooks was a genius with this. A blockbuster video would come out and he'd get to work … Continue reading The Next Best Move:
Dear Fellow Health Nuts... When I say the word "healthy," what comes to mind for you? When I give presentations in the community, the most common answers I get to that question include: Eat plenty of vegetables Exercise Drink water Avoid junk food Meditate Get enough sleep Manage your weight Rarely, if ever, does anyone … Continue reading Loneliness
I can't really speak for other cultures, but from what I have been able to gleam, here, in the United States, the word "sensitive" is seen as derogatory. To be sensitive means you must be a wall flower or a snowflake. It means you are easy to hurt. You're thin-skinned. You can't handle what life … Continue reading Rebranding Sensitivity
You Gotta Love Science I am utterly enamored with science. Or...maybe it would be better to say that I love the spirit of the scientific process. Think about it. It's basically a process devoted to curiosity and exploration (and just try to convince me that curiosity and exploration aren't worthwhile. I dare you). First: you have a … Continue reading Show Me the Data…
The Highly Sensitive Hitch... One of the most common grievances I hear from the highly sensitive people I have met and worked with is this one...singular...complaint: I hate that I have to take SUCH delicate care of myself to feel grounded. It feels like I have two options. I can either have a social life, … Continue reading How to Realize Your Potential and Become a STRONGER Sensitive Person
I have been having one hell of a time working up even an iota of creativity or a fraction of my usually abundant "can do" energy. The struggle has been real. What's odd about it is that only a few weeks ago, I was charged up and ready to go. I had momentum. I had a … Continue reading I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up! (What HSP and Cheetah’s Have in Common)
As a health practitioner, I have learned a fair amount about the risks of compassion fatigue. When one spends too much time caring for others without taking time for self-care...it can lead to a gradual lessoning of a person's ability to exhibit compassion in an authentic way. It increases the risk for anxiety, sleep disturbances, substance … Continue reading What About Stupidity Fatigue? Why Health Professionals Need to Learn to Detach from Their Clients’ Outcomes