The Right Kind of Problems

(Psssst. If you’re more of a listener than a reader, feel free to listen in to my podcast on this subject ; )   I have this (maybe not so great) habit of looking for things that are going wrong in my life and trying to fix them. Or change them. Or reframe them. ANYTHING…

Traffic

I’m writing this while on a freeway in my car. Definitely NOT a classic HSP move, right? One detail I forgot to mention. I’m parked. There was an accident ahead and all four lanes of the freeway are closed off. I can’t move. Something you might want to know about me is there are few…

How HSP’s Can Improve Their Sleep…

What are the traits that mark a highly sensitive person? Elaine Aron, the lead researcher on the subject of high sensitivity, writes that there are four primary markers that distinguish a highly sensitive person from a non HSP. These four elements are arranged in an acronym: DOES. D: Depth of Processing. Highly sensitive people process…

Change Your Mindset? Or Your World?

According to yogic philosophies…one of the best parts about  being a human is that you can learn to adapt to just about anything. But of course…the knife slices both ways. As it turns out, one of the worst parts about being a human is that you can learn to adapt to just about anything. So…

Are Highly Sensitive People “Creative?”

What does it mean to be “creative?” What does it mean to be “sensitive?” Are they one and the same? There was a long period in my life that I didn’t consider myself to be even remotely creatively inclined. I think a big part of that was because my Mom was such a phenomenal artist…

How HSP’s Can Successfully Lose Weight

You know how every weight loss book and blog tells you that they (and they alone) have the secrets to weight loss. And if you just follow their advice…you too will lose weight effortlessly and magically? I have good news and I have bad news. There are known strategies for losing weight. That’s the good news. But…

5 Reasons HSP Don’t Like Uncertainty (And What To Do About It)

If I had to encapsulate the entire breadth of my experience of the past few days in a single word it would be…..sigh No no…that wasn’t meant to be a deliberate or dramatic pause. THAT is the word: SIGH. Right now, my fiance and I are in the middle of planning for a wedding. That…

Weddings From the Perspective of an HSP

When I first started dating my current boyfriend (spoiler alert…he’s currently my fiance) he asked what kind of wedding I wanted. It wasn’t a question he was asking from the perspective of one thinking about marriage just yet. I think we were watching a movie or show that involved people getting married…?? And then he…

HSP as Time Travelers…

Years ago, I read the Time Traveler’s Wife. And I cried. Just tonight, I watched the movie. And I cried. I cried for the beauty of a seemingly impossible relationship. Not the one between the time traveler and his wife …though that did pull on my little HSP heart strings. No…I cried in response to…