Highly Sensitive People, Resilience, Self Improvement, Skill Building for Success, Stress Management

Emotional Intelligence

Go to a bookstore or local library and head toward the "psychology and self help" section.  You will likely find a plethora of books that speak to "emotional intelligence." Type in the words "emotional intelligence books" in a search engine and you'll find articles like "26 emotional intelligence books." Or "The Top 20 Emotional Intelligence… Continue reading Emotional Intelligence

Articles for Helpers and Healers, Highly Sensitive People, Resilience, Self-Help Experiments and Reviews, Skill Building for Success, Stress Management

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)

Stress Management, Weight Loss

Acceptance as a Weight Loss Tool

Emotional Eating and Weight Weight loss is hard. Weight management is even harder. We all know this experientially, and the research certainly backs it up. But its even harder for those who have strong emotional entanglements with regard to their eating behaviors (ie - emotional eaters). To be clear...I'm not talking about those folks who… Continue reading Acceptance as a Weight Loss Tool

Meditation, Stress Management

The Top Three Myths About Meditation

Meditation is good for us. We all know it. Or....at least....most of us have some inkling that it is good for us. Meditation: Helps rewire the brain to be more capable of focusing productively Helps rewire the brain to facilitate less stress Strengthens the pre-frontal cortex so that we have more willpower Decreases our felt… Continue reading The Top Three Myths About Meditation

Stress Management

The Three Tiers of Stress Management: Strategies to Remove/Improve Your Stress

Stress. It's the drumbeat letting the audience in a theater know that a shark is looming below. It's the voice which whispers "You know you don't got this. Snag a drink. Grab a cookie. You deserve it." It's what grabs hold of your shoulder blades, clenching them up. It takes hold of your arteries and squeezes… Continue reading The Three Tiers of Stress Management: Strategies to Remove/Improve Your Stress