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…

What’s the Secret to Living Well as an HSP?

Several years ago, I was working at a wellness company. My role was to call people and coach them. I helped them understand what those seemingly archaic numbers on their blood test results meant. And when they were terrified about the implications, it was my job to help soothe their fears. It was my job…

What is “Enough?”

“The opposite of scarcity is not abundance. It is simply enough.” Brene Brown I was on my way to work the other day…listening to NPR (Yes…I live in the bay area, write a blog about health, wellness, and sensitivity and listen to NPR. I understand this makes me something of a walking, talking, living breathing…