Articles for Helpers and Healers, Highly Sensitive People, Love and Relationships, Reflections on Healing and Wellness, Resilience, Uncategorized

Loneliness

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

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Rebranding Sensitivity

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

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Show Me the Data…

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…

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How to Realize Your Potential and Become a STRONGER Sensitive Person

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

Articles for Helpers and Healers, Burnout, Stress Management

I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up! (What HSP and Cheetah’s Have in Common)

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)

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What About Stupidity Fatigue? Why Health Professionals Need to Learn to Detach from Their Clients’ Outcomes

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