Dance Like a Dervish: The JOY of Being an HSP

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)….

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…

Letting Go: Why Highly Sensitive People Find it So Difficult

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…

The Leap…

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…

Can We Talk About Sex?

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…

What Courage Looks Like

Courage: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty – Merriam Webster I’ve been thinking a lot, lately, about courage. As a kid, I was brought up thinking courage looked like young strapping men fighting off evil sorcerers to win the hearts of fair maidens. For there to be courage, there must…

The Benefits of Hopelessness?

I’m feeling extremely uncomfortable. My chest aches. My stomach is twisted in knots. My back muscles are taught. My jaw is stiff from all the clenching. If I were to name the culprit for all the unease, I guess I would call it fear. But the worst part is I’m not entirely clear about it….