How Do We Choose Our Friends?

Highly Sensitive Person/HSP

How Do We Choose Our Friends?

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How Do We Choose our Friends? (As Highly Sensitive People) As highly sensitive people, choosing friends can have some challenges. On the surface it seems like it should be easy, having a lot of compassion and enjoying deep connection. So what makes it challenging? Because of the level of compassion we feel, and the fact that usually we don’t like...[ read more ]

Boundaries

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Boundaries What is a boundary? “…a border and it can be physical, such as a fence between two properties, or abstract, such as a moral boundary that society decides it is wrong to cross.”  (vocabulary . com) …”a psychological demarcation that protects the integrity of an individual or group or that helps the person or group set realistic limits on participation...[ read more ]

Self Care Tips for Dealing with Sensitivities

Self Care Tips for Sensitivities If you’re Highly Sensitive, you’ve experienced some reactivity to things in the environment, whether related to sound, touch, sight, smell, even taste. You’ve likely also felt challenged by others’ feelings, cultural and world events, even your own emotions. Sensory Processing Sensitivity, the official term for high sensitivity, describes this…we are especially sensitive in our processing...[ read more ]

Perfectly Imperfect

Perfectly Imperfect I spent a lot of my life adhering to a perfectionistic streak. Ok, more than a streak...I felt like I had to be perfect at all times to be ok. That was exhausting and led to self doubt and lack of trust in myself, and so much stress and anxiety. In my senior year of High School I...[ read more ]

How to Share Sensitivities with Others

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How to Share Sensitivities with Others Highly Sensitives often grow up learning to hide or minimize their feelings. We get tired of hearing that we’re ‘too’ this or ‘not enough’ that or that we need to just relax and let things go. As we enter adulthood this has become such a habit it can be challenging to shift. As a...[ read more ]

Benefits of Being Highly Sensitive

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Benefits of Being Highly Sensitive There are many challenges for an HSP. They could include noise, chaos, inhumane and/or violent behavior, our own and others’ feelings, strong smells and many others. Thankfully, there are many BENEFITS of being Highly Sensitive! Let’s look at some of the good things.   1. We notice the little things  According to Elaine Aron, researcher...[ read more ]

A Personal Silent Retreat : My Takeaways

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A Personal Silent Retreat : My Takeaways Have you ever waited a really long time to try something (maybe even decades)…massage, a facial, skydiving, could be anything, then wish you’d tried it years ago? I’ve certainly heard about silent retreats, and know many who travel sometimes great distances to participate in them and swear by them. I’ve just never attended...[ read more ]

Successful Meditation: 7 Tips

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Successful Meditation The title of this post is a bit of a misnomer…you can’t ‘fail’ at meditation…all meditation, regardless of how much your mind wanders or how fidgety you are, is successful meditation. The key to that success, however, is actually Doing it, or more accurately, making the time to Be. One of the most common things I hear from...[ read more ]

Highly Sensitive During the Winter

highly sensitive during the winter

Highly Sensitive During the Winter   As the days grow shorter and darker and the weather presents new challenges, many of us find our moods shifting…and not for the better. Being Highly Sensitive, during the winter you may find yourself feeling run down and lethargic, sad, uninspired, more sensitive and just being affected by the season much more deeply than...[ read more ]

Find Your Center In Challenging Times

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Find Your Center in Challenging Times     We’re probably all expecting some tumult in November. Things right now may seem unprecedented and extreme, but the reality is…there’s always something going on that we can feel stressed or overwhelmed by. So how can you make it through the coming month(s) without adding to that stress, or even reduce it? You...[ read more ]