Transformation is a Contact Sport

“Self-improvement is masturbation. Now self destruction…” – Tyler Durden in Fight Club “Waking up is an endless losing what you think you know, like a wave of destruction that leaves nothing but what is true.”  – Unmani Transformation – Our New Buzzword: We love to talk about transformation. We put it in ads for weight loss…

The Times They Are A-Changin’

As I write this, it’s December 31st, 2019. This transition feels especially auspicious as it marks the dawn of a new year, a new decade, and an American election. It’s enough to make me want to cross my fingers and hope we individually and collectively leap in a positive direction (it being leap year and all) and…

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…

The Value of Taking Up Space

I have a secret… Wanna hear something kinda neat?… I have a superpower (she says in a whisper). I am a walking, talking, living, breathing…chameleon. Walk me into a space…ANY space…and I will easily blend into the surroundings. I can quickly adapt my speech pattern, my body language, my temperament, and my tone to the…

How HSP’s Can Cultivate Resilience

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…

10 Myths About Highly Sensitive People

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…

Attraction

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…

Five Ways to Make An Adversary of a Highly Sensitive Person

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…

Five Super-Powers Introverts and Highly Sensitive People Possess

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…